Royal Norfolk Show – Innovation Hub
June 26 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
The Innovation Hub this year will be looking towards the smart farm where sensors and monitors provide early warning of risks from disease, weeds and adverse weather, autonomous machines support 24/7 cultivation, and prevention and resilience are key management strategies.
BBRO will be showing how soil can be visualised in 3-Dimensions to help growers understand the way plants interacts with the soil. To support alternative pest management options, BBRO has introduced a novel infield aphid monitoring and testing system supported by web-based reporting, the risk of virus transmission can now be mapped across the whole of the UK sugar beet growing region.
Delta-T Devices will be demonstrating the benefits of current soil sensors and profiling systems that support canopy analysis. Communications between sensors and with farm systems is increasingly important and the latest dashboard offering will show how this is achieved.
DroneAG will be showing its exciting range of drones and how AI can be used to extract insights from raw data.
Enlight will be demonstrating a live feed from Honingham Thorpe Farms, a very large Norfolk-based contract farming company, managing land up to 30 miles away from its central office. To show how real-time data can effectively be collected and displayed to assist remote management.
Sensors in action on the dashboard will include: water levels, bird scarer, power monitoring and grain store monitoring.
Harper Adams will be discussing AirPod drone, a delivery system with the capability of carrying a cargo for ‘last mile delivery’.
Martin Lishman will be discussing its Pile-Dry and FloorVent Pedestal crop cooling systems that offer faster cooling at less energy cost. Also ImpacTrack is a new, low-cost data logger that replicates the movement characteristics of fruit and vegetables prone to damage and bruising during handling and transport.
NIAB will be discussing alternative rotations to allow soil to recover and the potential of cultivating densely grown crops in soil free conditions to free up land for alternatives; with added inputs from British Leafy Salad association and Gs Fresh.
Prodata will be demonstrating environmental monitoring solutions Weather Stations and in field crop monitoring that offer affordable and cost-effective monitoring solutions suitable for small growers through to multi-national corporations.
Roboscientific Limited will be demonstrating detection systems that use Volatile Organic Compounds given off by animals infected with diseases to provide early warning of Campylobacter, Ecoli and Clostrideum Perfringens infections.
University of Essex is looking to increase ‘crop per drop’ by looking at the relationship between plant phenotype (crop variety), water use and yield. They will demonstrate how manipulating the environment has direct impacts on plant behaviour such as visualising chlorophyll fluorescence as an indicator of photosynthesis and thermal imaging to show transpiration.
Take a look at some of the innovation that was on show in 2018.
Don’t forget to visit our other members who are exhibiting at the Royal Norfolk Show:
Ben Burgess & Co 14/420
Ben Burgess (Beeston) – 12/398
Ben Burgess Groundcare – 12/397
Brown and Co – PRES/139
Easton and Otley College – 15/438
HAU – 10/282
NFU – 9/265
Savills – ROYAL/107
The AF Group – 14/394
UEA – PRES/175
For more information about the Royal Norfolk Show.