Groundswell is fast gaining traction as the go-to event for farmers focussed on change for the better.
Although sadly the Royal Norfolk Show will not be happening this year, the fine tradition of showcasing innovation is being kept alive in the Innovation Hub, which for the second year is going online as a virtual show, rather than physical demonstrations in a marquee at the showground.
Although sadly the Royal Norfolk Show will not be happening this year, the fine tradition is being kept alive in the Innovation Hub, which for the second year is going online as a virtual show, rather than physical demonstrations in a marquee at the showground. You are invited to review some of the highlights of previous years and updates on some of the many organisations that have participated.
A co-product from paper recycling could help farmers to improve soil health whilst building carbon stocks, according to trials by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Warm, wet environments increase the prevalence of fungal infections. Work at The Sainsbury Laboratory is aimed at increasing resilience of crops to these major plant diseases.
BBRO has been focussed on new approaches to mitigate the impact of withdrawal of neonicotinoid seed treatments, which has left the UK sugar beet crop exposed to the aphid-borne infection.
Smart irrigation resulted in a 7% increase in the yield of strawberries following commercial trial of a precision irrigation packaged by NIAB EMR with Delta-T Devices.
Crop Angel’s new aerial applicator offered the potential to extend the flight times for UAVs, allowing them to cover a greater crop area more cost-effectively and with greater precision.
The John Innes Centre has been developing plant-based solutions to chronic health conditions. Conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, anaemia and Parkinson’s Disease can be mitigated with wrinkled peas, fortified floor and genetically modified tomatoes respectively, recent work has shown.
Miscanthus is a commercial crop due to its high biomass productivity and resilience. Research by the Earlham Institute has shown It grows well on marginal land in the UK, where yields might otherwise be limited by scorching summers and wet winters.