Zhenling Cui, the keynote speaker at REAP 2018

Increase yield by 10%, cut nitrogen by a fifth, make £9bn – find out how at REAP

A decade-long trial involving 21 million Chinese smallholders has shown it is possible to significantly improve crop yields while cutting use of nitrogen fertiliser by almost a fifth.

The results provide strong evidence that a bespoke integrated soil-crop system management (ISSM) programme, developed by Cui Zhenling and his team at the China Agricultural University, is robust and versatile enough to support agricultural strategies that both enhance productivity and environmental performance.

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Agri-tech news update

  • Pea protein market valued at £26.7m

    Published: 18 October, 2018

    From creating novel foods to tackling Type 2 diabetes, new agri-tech and increasing genomic knowledge is unlocking the potential of the humble pea seed, explains Professor Claire Domoney, Head of Metabolic Biology at the John Innes Centre (JIC). She will be sharing her insights at Agri-Tech East’s REAP Conference later this year (7 November).

    According to recent research, the pea-protein market will be worth £26.7 million by 2020. With its low carbon footprint and strong nutritional benefits, new markets are opening up for this childhood vegetable and this interest is evidenced by Japanese snack producers relocating to the UK to benefit from the strength of its pea production and research-base.

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  • Algae – the future of sustainable food and feed production?

    Published: 18 October, 2018

    Algae can provide a valuable source of high quality nutrition for humans and animals, according to Andrew Spicer, CEO of Algenuity, leaders in algal biology and industrial biotechnology. “There is…

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  • Hackathons are international phenomenon

    Published: 26 September, 2018

    The winning team from the Uruguay HackathonAGRO are to join us at REAP and we are looking forward to comparing learning points. HackathonAGRO is co-organised by the British Embassy Montevideo and…

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  • Science in the field – Elveden shows on-farm innovation

    Published: 26 September, 2018

    Early career farmers and scientists are being given the opportunity to visit one of the most advanced on farm post-harvest storage facilities in Europe. Elveden Farms is giving members of…

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  • New chemistries deliver major innovation in fertiliser

    Published: 26 September, 2018

    A innovative company based at the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise has made a breakthrough by combining biological and chemical technologies in the development of a new type of…

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  • Agri-Tech Week 2018 – a full programme of events

    Published: 17 September, 2018

    A exciting programme of events has been created for Agri-Tech Week 2018. Including talks, hands-on demonstrations, opportunities for discussion with farmers, growers, scientists, technologists and agri-businesses. Agri-Tech Week is a…

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