Agri-tech is rapidly changing with new developments all the time. The articles here are original stories generated by Agri-Tech East. Further updates from the cluster can be found in members’ news. You can find older articles in the archives by clicking here
Within the first few weeks of 2019 we have welcomed 12 new members to Agri-Tech East, including several from overseas. The influence of the cluster
Growing the Future is a new report by The Royal Society of Biology about opportunities arising in plant sciences.
“The big challenge of Controlled Environment Production (CEP) is to demonstrate to retailers that it can bring tangible benefits to their supply chain and their customers,” comments Kate Hofman, co-founder of GrowUp Farms.
“There is the potential for indoor farming to be commercially viable and there are some immediate gains for growing crops such as leafy salads in high hygiene environments,” comments Lindsay Hargreaves, MD of Frederick Hiam.
Speed is vital in effective disease management; if farmers and growers have access to cost-effective tools that are simple to use on-farm then they can take a range of preventative measures to preempt problems – promising solutions to be discussed at event.
The new tech is available for flower, herb and food producers to rent, providing producers with affordable and consistent technology to extract flavours or fragrances in-field.
A feed additive that will protect young chicks against common bacterial infections such as salmonella and E.coli has been developed by FOLIUM Science.
The Oxford Farming Conference always stimulates much debate, but with the current political turmoil it should be a lively affair. The headlining political briefing will
Chalante has developed a parasiticide with a novel mode of action that promises a new approach to tackle the nematode problem which impacts productivity.