• traceability improved with Consus

    Burden of traceability eased with Consus

    Smaller vegetable, fruit and flower producers still using paper-based systems are struggling to meet the ever-increasing requirements of retailers for quality assurance and traceability, says Derek Thompson, co-founder of Consus Fresh Solutions, Bourne, Lincs. To address this the company has developed an intelligent software-based system to reduce the burden of audits and improve productivity. (more…)

  • Russell Sharp, Plater Bio's founder and Technical Director

    Considering no-till? Plater Bio is a natural choice

    Concerns over soil degradation have increased interest in no-till cultivation, which, by eliminating ploughing, minimises soil disturbance. Although widely used in the US, concerns over black grass management have restricted its adoption in the UK. To overcome the challenges Plater Bio provides a number of natural products to support no-till and is conducting a trial to see if liquid gypsum could be used as part of an IPM programme to overcome the problem of pernicious weeds. Plater Bio’s founder and Technical Director Russell Sharp will be at REAP to discuss this with farmers.

  • Smart irrigation becoming more attractive option for spuds

    Smart irrigation becoming more attractive option for spuds

    A sustained dry period, changes in water licences and shortage of labour are making smart irrigation systems more attractive to potato farmers, according to Andrew Howseman of Howseman Agriculture.

  • Keeping spuds until June with smart storage

    “Potatoes can now easily be stored until June”, says Chris Lee of PJ Lee & Sons Ely about the new OmniCuro system form Omnivent that Highflyer Farms has installed to…

  • Lamb - no more lost sheep with Movetech

    No more lost sheep

    Losing sheep in a snowdrift or when about to give birth creates a severe economic loss to upland farmers, now a new ultra lightweight tracking device offers a cost-effective way to…

  • Map of Agriculture predicting the market

    Map of Agriculture predicting the market

    Do you want to know the outcome of the 2018 harvest? Map of Agriculture has already made its predictions across multiple crop types, using numerous data points and in-depth analysis….

  • London squared - After the flood (feat)

    After the flood making information beautiful

    To survive in a complex world humans have evolved the skill to extract information quickly from patterns. This ability is exploited by infographics, and After the flood is now taking this type of data visualisation to a new dimension with artificial intelligence.

  • Connecting Food foodchain

    Connecting Food uses Blockchain to secure food quality

    Connecting Food is developing an authentication system based on block-chain technology that would allow food operators to get real-time insight into whether a given product meets End Product Specifications (EPS),…

  • Farmneed - climate smart agriculture

    Climate smart agriculture

    Express Weather has developed a decision support system called Farmneed that quantifies weather risk in agriculture. The innovative application is device agnostic and delivers bespoke content on weather and early…

  • 30MHz to show smart sensing toolkit at REAP

    30MHz to show “smart sensing toolkit” at REAP

    “There’s this perception that with the Internet of Things everything has to be very lofty and large scale, but there are so many very basic challenges or questions in agriculture…