We are planning a great programme for this year, but in the meantime a huge thank you to everyone who hosted, organised or attended events for Agri-Tech Week 2017.
Events ranged from water catchments and metaldehyde, to adding value to horticultural waste, discussions about agricultural economics and tractor tyre innovations – we were so pleased to see so many people taking part in the week of activities.
“I came here with a specific goal – to meet farmers to recruit into a new soils project – and I’ve achieved it,” a delegate from a major agri-research organisation…
Tomatoes, strawberries and other crops grown undercover are a rich source of active plant ingredients such as lycopene, anticyanins and isoflavones that are used in the cosmetic and health industries….
“Soil compaction is probably the most significant challenge to all crop development,” says Bill Basford, Independent Mechanisation Specialist. Bill will be giving advice about matching tyres and pressure to soil…
Agri-Tech Week 2018
To celebrate innovation across the region we have a week of agri-tech events from 5-9 November 2018 so varied that there was something to interest everyone.
Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative to showcase excellence in innovation across the agri-tech value chain, brokering links and fostering new relationships between businesses, researchers and government. It was founded in 2014 by Agri-Tech East, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association.
Agri-Tech Week also provides an opportunity to welcome new collaborators, customers and partners to the east of England’s agri-tech ecosystem, and features events, visits, workshops and discussions across the east of England, as well as Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference in Cambridge.
University of Hertfordshire, Herts
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus,
Current research in crop protection, highlighting some of the key methodologies that are emerging to tackle disease and pest threat in the face of environmental change.
Morning: University of Essex
Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Park Rd, Colchester CO4 3SQ
Learn about the capabilities in plant physiology, soil microbiology and data science at the Environment & Plant Innovation Centre (EPIC).
TBC (Diss or Bury St Edmunds), Suffolk
All you need to know about the business and agronomic benefits of precision spraying.
REAP, Agri-Tech East’s flagship conference.
Afternoon: RNAA, Easton & Otley College, University of East Anglia
Jubilee Building, Easton Campus, Norfolk
Big data in agriculture in Norfolk.
Afternoon: NIAB Innovation Hub
NIAB Park Farm, Cambridge
A focus on soil, an Interactive event for SMEs and farmers looking at methods of soil testing, techniques for soil improvement and the use of waste materials to increase organic content.
Other events in planning with
BBRO, Earlham Institute, FramFarmers, John Innes Centre, Rothamsted Research and the University of Lincoln.
This week has seen farmers, researchers, tech developers and industry come together at Cereals 2018, one of the UK’s biggest annual arable agriculture trade events.
The emphasis was on preparation for the future, harnessing technological solutions, and using the next few years to make businesses as robust as possible.