To implement AI in the field needs more than connectivity; it also requires a common framework for relating one type of data, eg crop data, with another such as soil data. Matthew Smith explained how work by Agrimetrics on digitising field boundaries is helping to provide this framework and this will be helpful for ensuring data is meaningful.
Collaborative research to combat pathogens was the theme of the first event of Agri-Tech Week 2019, which was held at the Norwich Research Park (NRP). Disease resistance, understanding pathogen life-cycles and alternatives to antibiotics were some of the themes.
“Meeting the world’s requirements for more food by 2050 is a daunting task given current weed control methods,” says Nikolaos Koukiasas of The University of Reading, who is discussing his work at REAP 2019.
“The uncertainty over the future of metaldehyde slug pellets is forcing an era of revolutionary change in slug control,” says Dr Jenna Ross, Innovation Hub Lead at UK AgriTech centre, Crop Health and Protection Limited (CHAP).
Henry Webber, an agricultural policy advisor at Defra, is investigating the use of archaeological and agricultural datasets to provide better information on soil variation in the UK, within his PhD
Instead of buying cheap imported animal products with a big carbon footprint, we’re encouraging the purchase of UK produced, farm quality assured produce, Simon Doherty of BVA explains the One Health approach
At the cutting-edge of bioscience, Earlham Institute is inviting those with a business idea or project that needs scientific expertise to their next EI Innovate event on 13 November 2019
Although more than 90 per cent of the greenhouse cultivation of fruit and vegetables has shifted to hydroponics, there is currently no systems available for densely grown baby leaf salads. Such as system would improve the efficiency of crop cultivation while providing improved control of pests and diseases. NIAB are hosting a workshop during Agri-Tech Week to look at the potential for growing baby leaf in this way.
We will be getting experiences direct from the farm for this Agri-Tech Week event which is looking at best practice and use of new technology for irrigation in the potato sector, explains Teresa Meadows, Knowledge Exchange Manager at AHDB.