Agri-tech is rapidly changing with new developments all the time. Below are original stories generated by Agri-TechE.
Timing for the harvest this year is extremely challenging, said farmer Tom Pearson at the start of September. “50% of our crop is still in the ground unharvested because we’ve not been able to get any haulage to take wet grain to dryers.” Technologies to remove time constraints are to be discussed at REAP 2021.
There is an opportunity to gain an inside track to Israel’s agri-food industry and find out more about the innovation challenges and solutions in this dynamic country at the AgriFood Summit. Agri-TechE has partnered with The Trendlines Group to offer a 25% discount for the largest agrifood event in Israel.
Farmer Tom Pearson, who attended REAP2020 with the bursary, says: “It is incredibly helpful, if you’ve got the time, to attend a conference like REAP and get a feel for what’s going on, some things might work for you now and others give an idea of where things are going.”
The prestigious Timothy Colman Prize 2021 has been awarded by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association to Dr Belinda Clarke for her outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of food, farming and the countryside.
Opportunities for Far East expansion and investment will be discussed in the REAP 2021 International Café. Anton Wibowo, CEO of Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre, talks about his aims for the event.
Western Growers will be represented in the REAP 2021 International Cafe, we talked to Dennis Donohue, WGCIT Director, about a challenging year and why harvest automation and food safety are top of his list.
Breeding of new varieties of crop takes many generations. With the rapid changes in environmental conditions and the withdrawal of key plant protection products, this may not be fast enough to provide food security. A new government report on genetic technologies is recommending changes to regulatory frameworks to support development of new breeding techniques.
A new genomic engineering approach has proven successful in reducing spread of a respiratory disease in pigs, and offers an alternative approach to containing disease.
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