AGRI-TECHE NEWS UPDATE
The world’s first ‘activated air’ seed sterilisation system, Aurora Z10, provides a dry alternative to chemical treatment or washing.
The world’s first ‘activated air’ seed sterilisation system is to be launched at the Agri-TechE event “Keeping it clean with agri-tech innovation” on 19th January 2021. The system provides a dry alternative to chemical treatment or washing and boosts germination. It enables high-value seeds such as tomato or fast-growing seeds like rocket to be disinfected – many for the first time.
Gene editing offers the potential for rapidly introducing beneficial traits within a crop plant. It is also controversial and needs a strong regulatory framework, DEFRA has announced its intention to hold a consultation.
Activated air, electrolysed water, free radicals – are among the innovations for food processing and for cleaning fresh produce and seeds to be revealed at the event 19th Jan.