agri-tech news update
Emerging agri-tech offers solutions to global challenges, and new thinking on good agricultural practice is not limited by age or geography – these are some of the uplifting messages to come out of Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference ‘Innovating towards One Agriculture’.
Baby leaf has increased in value as a salad crop over recent years, from £260m of bagged salad sold in 2005 to a staggering £1.1bn in 2017. NIAB hosted a Agri-Tech Week event to discuss what would be needed to grow the crop 24/7 with minimal waste in order to maximise the potential of this crop.
Technology that reduces cost, improves efficiency and promotes the health of plants and animals was showcased at ‘Agri-Tech in Action’ . This Agri-Tech Week event was co-hosted by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) and Easton and Otley College.