Press releases, articles and stories from our members in the agri-tech cluster (see guidance) . This information is provided by third parties and published in good faith.
Glaia Ltd’s use of nanotechnology-based solutions for sustainable agriculture is one of three companies to have been awarded £140,000 from the SHAKE Climate Change Programme, to help agriculture go carbon neutral.
Consus Fresh Solutions, developers of intelligent audit systems for packhouses, has announced it is to merge with the Affinitus GroupConsus
Producers have dedicated QA staff to check daily for quality, temperature, labelling, and packaging. In addition they need to respond within hours to unannounced audits, and these create a huge overhead for producers. The Consus system reduces the burden of audits and improves productivity.
“Our analysis shows there is considerable scope for increasing saleable yield through better control and understanding of tuber populations. If the crop is performing differently to that intended then understanding optimum yield potentials and crop value increases is key to making the greatest financial return…
Learn how ADAS will help farmers keep on top of new nutrient management guidelines with their YEN service analysing grain nutrition to prevent P and N deficiency whilst minimising input costs…
After helping farmers save their sugar beet from aphids last year, BBRO is sponsoring the Virtual Innovation Hub and sees this as an opportunity to discuss how the innovations it has pioneered can help the wider industry.
A reusable coffee cup made from spent coffee grounds is just one of the products created using Cambond’s bioadhesive. The Cambridge-based company is explaining how agricultural waste such as straw, fruit and vegetables could provide a replacement for plastics in the Virtual Innovation Hub.
Johnathan Ransom of Square Mile Farms started with the concept of ‘flat pack farms’ for urban areas and now, through its Office Farming model, is bringing vertical, urban farms to the workplaces of big businesses to help them achieve their sustainability and employee wellbeing goals. The company is opening a crowdfunding round.
Vertical farming and controlled environment farming will feature in a forthcoming Agri-TechE event
Outdated restrictions that prevent hemp farmers from processing and extracting CBD from the leaves and flowers of hemp, is excluding British farmers from participating in the rapidly-growing CBD market, leaving the UK reliant on imports, according to Alastair Moore, co-founder and Director of Hanway Associates. The company recently presented at Agri-TechE’s well attended ‘Farmer to Pharma’, a teaser for a bigger event to come soon.
Johne’s disease costs the Canadian dairy industry an estimated $90 million a year through loss of production. PBD Biotech has gained funding from the Canadian government to progress development of its unique Actiphage test for mycobacterial diseases to address this major economic issue.
Iceni Diagnostics has gained InnovateUK funding to accelerate development of its triage test for coronavirus that would enable large numbers of people to be quickly tested on the spot. Allowing negative-response individuals to return to their normal work-life activities.
A computer vision system to predict outbreaks of diseases such as botrytis and mildew in strawberry crops, has gained funding from a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
The joint project between Wilkin & Sons and the University of Essex aims to monitor and prevent disease.