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Calling all young farmers and early career researchers! Join us for a free tour of Frederick Hiam's packaging facility as part of our Young Innovators' Forum series of events.
We'll be taking a tour round some of their purpose built production lines, including parsnip intake (washing and soil removal), packaging store, grading machines, salad lines, cold stores and more.
Vertical, indoor or urban – the technologies for production of high quality, consistent crops grown in highly controlled conditions are developing rapidly, making indoor commercial production at scale a viable proposition. We’ll be exploring the new technologies, the business models and the potential for scaling, as well as considering the viability of “out of the box” modular solutions for commercial applications and farm diversification opportunities.Find out more »
Swarm robotics are teams of small robots working together – with their individual contributions combining to make a cheaper, more effective or more intelligent system.Find out more »
We will discuss how innovations in energy generation, capture, storage and use are poised to transform the way farms use and generate power.Find out more »
The so-called circular economy aims to reduce waste, extract maximum value from natural resources and extend the potential use of by-products.Find out more »
The Innovation Hub is becoming a must-see stop at the Royal Norfolk Show. In previous years we’ve featured companies and research organisations working with drones, pioneering new innovations in water management and waste reduction, fit-bits for cattle and the power of pulses…watch this space. Take a look at some of the innovation that was on show in 2018 and get in contact to find out how you can be part of the Hub in 2019. Members of Agri-Tech East are…Find out more »
Investment in digestors across the UK has brought benefits of managing waste, generating energy on-farm, and generating a home-grown fertiliser and soil conditioner. Yet rigorous, quantitative analysis of the benefits to soils from digestate application are lacking. We will discuss the outputs of a 2-year Innovative Farmers project designed to investigate the impact of digestate application to soils, and the role of cover crops in improving efficacy of digestate by helping retain nutrients, maintain soil organic matter and ensure ease…Find out more »
Machine-to-machine communication and the "Internet of Things" (IoT) are predicted to transform farming. But seamless cross-talk and integration between devices, machinery and systems is still on the wish-list of most farmers. Here we’ll have an update the new technologies, how close the industry is to overcoming the challenges of inter-operability, and explore how to overcome the obstacles to enable remote management of crops, livestock – and the entire connected farm. Sign up to our monthly newsletter to get updates on the programme…Find out more »