Agri-Tech Week 2020: 9th - 13th November 2020
Agri-Tech Week 2020 provides opportunities to meet potential collaborators, customers and partners within the agri-tech ecosystem and includes the REAP conference on Tuesday 10 November 2020.
The programme for Agri-Tech Week 2020 is being finalised, but some early news of the week includes:
Monday 9th November, 9:30-11:00
ADAS hosts: Use of crop sensing in field vegetable and potato crops
This event will showcase the use of crop sensing in field vegetable and potato crops, including:
- Use of crop sensing technologies to assess field vegetable and potato crops
- Presentations from Agri-TechE members
- Panel discussion – challenges and opportunities
If you are interested in presenting at this event, please contact Lizzie.Sagoo@adas.co.uk.
This event is being delivered as part of the EU Interreg 2 Seas INNO-VEG project (www.inno-veg.org).
Tuesday 10th November, 9:00-16:00
Agri-TechE hosts: REAP Conference 2020: From micro-scape to landscape – innovating at the frontier
Managing complexity is the biggest challenge for agriculture, as every variable – from the microbes in the soil to global weather patterns – can impact productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Agri-TechE is at the heart of a vibrant agri-tech innovation ecosystem, and this year’s REAP conference is taking a farmer-centric view of the emerging approaches and technologies that promise improved decision-making at every level.
Wednesday 11th November
AHDB hosts: TBC
Thursday 12th November am
Norwich Research Park hosts: Crops and non-chemical pest control – genetics, environment and biodiversity
The aim of this event is to explore the complex interactions between crop, pest and non-chemical controls in a changing climatic and regulatory environment. We will explore the impact of new controls on biodiversity and soil health.
Presentations will include case studies such as:
– Nematodes and soil health
– Aphid biodiversity and resistance
– Cabbage stem flea beetle – opportunities for genetic resistance and beneficial insect control strategies
Thursday 12th November pm
RNAA hosts: Back to reality? Pushing the boundaries in agri-tech and innovation
The global COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a rapid transformation in communications and connectivity. This has accelerated changes that were already underway in agriculture.
In a timely contribution to this year’s Agri-Tech Week, the RNAA is hosting a webinar that tackles the issues and implications: How have the new conditions affected the industry? How much is here to stay – or is this just a passing phase? Does the ‘new norm’ open up new opportunities and, if so, how can these be exploited to benefit knowledge exchange and innovation in agriculture?
In particular, does digital allow new developments to transcend borders and accelerate the transfer of new learnings and understanding around the world? Bringing together senior leaders from across the world, this webinar will address the role that can be played by all those across the industry, but especially agricultural associations and show societies.
Friday 13th November
NIAB hosts: TBC
What happened last year?
Click the links for details of Agri-Tech Week 2019.
Collaborating to drive Agri-Tech Innovation on the NRP – Norwich Research Park
Getting Value from AI in agriculture –
Institute for Agricultural Management / University of Lincoln
Developing to Inspire – Rothamsted Research / University of Hertfordshire
REAP conference – Innovating towards One Agriculture – Agri-Tech East
Agri-Tech in Action –
Easton and Otley College / RNAA
The programme for Agri-Tech Week 2020 is being updated regularly – so do check back.
Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative founded in 2014 by Agri-TechE (formerly Agri-Tech East), the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association.