The Earlham Institute presents a three-part workshop featuring Carousel Activities of live demonstrations, laboratory tours and finishing with transforming food workshop discussions.
As part of Agri-Tech Week 2018, experts at the Earlham Institute (EI) will be showcasing agricultural based technologies that could benefit our region. The aim of ‘Scientific Advances in Agriculture’ is to provide a platform to facilitate discussions, and formulate new collaborations, between scientists on the Norwich Research Park and the local agricultural community.
As part of Agri-Tech Week 2018, this interactive event on 9 November is aimed at industry research and growers in horticulture and agriculture, looking at: methods of soil testing techniques…
Investigating best practice in spray application now, the emerging techniques and a look to what is on the horizon.
This interactive event aims to bust the myths around data and look at how new technologies are solving some of the issues facing the arable and livestock sectors.
This event will explore the innovative and cutting edge solutions being developed to improve crop protection in the face of environmental change. The University of Hertfordshire works collaboratively with farmers,…
“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.
Outline Programme 5-9th November:
Afternoon: Solving the challenges of crop protection
Hosted by University of Hertfordshire;
Chapman Lounge, College Lane, University of Hertfordshire
“Solving the challenges of crop protection research in crop protection” is the theme of this event, which will highlight some of the key methodologies that are emerging to tackle disease and pest threat in the face of environmental change.
Evening: Scientific advances in agriculture
Hosted by Earlham Institute
Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UZ
At this three-part workshop, find out how research at the Institute can be applied in the field, and explore what steps must be taken to ensure transferability of research from lab, to computer, to real applications.
Afternoon: Above, Below and Around
Hosted by University of Essex;
STEM Building, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
The University of Essex will be launching the Essex Plant Innovation Centre and showcasing its research including drones, agricultural robotics, plant and soil health.
Afternoon: Precision spraying now and in the future
Hosted by AHDB;
Garboldisham Village Hall, Church Rd, Garboldisham, Nr Diss, IP22 2SE
All you need to know about the business and agronomic benefits of precision spraying.
All day: REAP Conference 2018: Agri-Tech For a Productive Future
Hosted by Agri-Tech East;
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ
Agri-tech for a productive future. Agri-Tech East’s flagship conference features: start-up showcase, industry debate on alternative futures for agri-tech innovation; hackathon updates, exciting technology demonstrations, on-farm learnings and much more.
Afternoon: Big data and the supply chain
Hosted by RNAA, Easton & Otley College, University of East Anglia;
Jubilee Building, Easton Campus, Norfolk
Interactive event including a presentation of ‘Who buys my food’ app which gives customer insights from Tesco Club Card and other sources.
Afternoon: Soil Health and Circular Economy: A Sustainable Future for Agriculture
Hosted by NIAB;
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.
With conference season upon us again, we’re revving up for the wealth of commentary, insights and opinions that will be shared across the industry. The recent World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London saw investors, entrepreneurs and agri-businesses converge to discuss the new trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry – with the aim of “building agri-food systems fit for the global consumer.” (more…)