Agri-Tech East's August Newsletter

At this busy time in the farming calendar we’ll keep it brief and wish all our growers and farmers a successful harvest in this extraordinary year of challenge for the industry. We’re still reflecting on the wider picture for global farming and our professional insights feature this month is from David Plummer from Triage who talks about “bottom-up” changes to the global farming system. And our blog this month considers how to effectively exchange knowledge between farmers and researchers…..enjoy and see you next month!

Water, Water Everywhere (or Not, As The Case May Be….) Sept 13th, Easton College, Norwich
The need to conserve, re-use and recycle water has been brought into stark reality this summer. This is a chance to hear about new technologies and innovation aimed at increasing the efficiency of water use in agriculture. FREE to members and small charge to non-members – find out more.
Innovations in the Ag-Chem Pipeline
9th October, Rothamsted Research
An opportunity to hear first-hand about innovative chemistry coming through the pipeline and the way that agrochemicals are researched and developed. Presentations include the big players AB-Consortia, Bayer Crop Science and De Sangosse but also a number of innovative companies with novel approaches. FREE to members and small charge to non-members – register here.
REAP Conference 2018 7th November, Cambridge
We are looking at solutions in this year’s REAP conference and gaining input from farmers and growers, technologists and researchers on how to overcome the challenges. Read more about the debate and the Hackathon taster session new features for REAP 2018. There are opportunities to get involved as an exhibitor or as a delegate, and you may even be eligible for a REAP bursary. To gain a taste of REAP here are the proceedings from last year.

In other news

Funding Opportunity
BEIS is offering funding of a share in £2M to help businesses adopt new technology to improve their productivity. For more information click here.

Trade Mission
Interested in doing business in Costa Rica? The Buyers’ Trade Mission (25th-27th Sept) welcomes companies particularly active in irrigation and fertilisation control, agro-meteorological systems, process automation and other technologies. To find out more contact Luisa Pastor at the British Embassy, San Jose.

Tesco Agri T-Jam Pitch Day
To be held on October 15, it’s a fantastic opportunity for ten early stage ag-tech companies to pitch their solution in front of Tesco and have a complimentary pass for the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. Deadline for entries is August 17. Further details and the submission form can be found here.

All Agri-Tech East members can benefit from discounted attendence to the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit - find out more.

A very warm welcome to this month's new members:

B-hive Innovations Ltd

CRM Agri
Plater Bio

and to renewing members:

Germains Seed Technology
Hexcam Ltd
Institute for Environmental Analytics
J F Temple & Son
Russell Smith Farms
The Sainsbury Laboratory

Learn about the benefits of Agri-Tech East membership, and check out member testimonials.


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