Recent research suggests an area in the UK the size of the Champagne region would be profitable for vineyards, extending far beyond the traditional fruit growing regions. The improved quality of the product and the benefits it offers for carbon storage and regenerative agriculture are making viticulture an interesting option for growers.
Seven agri-tech companies have been selected to join the first Missouri Agri-Tech Connect Programme, an introduction to the St Louis agri-food ecosystem in the USA
FarmingData won the 2017 GROW agri-tech business plan competition and co-founder Jacqui Poon says the process was highly beneficial to the company.
Agri-Tech East has been awarded the accolade of National Networking Group of the Year at the SME Business Awards 2019, in a glittering black tie gala at Wembley 6th December against strong competition from across the UK.
We are pleased to announce that Agri-Tech East has welcomed a new member to our award-winning team, Alex Dinsdale, to help support our future growth plans, in keeping with the fact that so many of our members are based in the wider UK and internationally.
Emerging agri-tech offers solutions to global challenges, and new thinking on good agricultural practice is not limited by age or geography – these are some of the uplifting messages to come out of Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference ‘Innovating towards One Agriculture’.
Instead of buying cheap imported animal products with a big carbon footprint, we’re encouraging the purchase of UK produced, farm quality assured produce, Simon Doherty of BVA explains the One Health approach
Although more than 90 per cent of the greenhouse cultivation of fruit and vegetables has shifted to hydroponics, there is currently no systems available for densely grown baby leaf salads. Such as system would improve the efficiency of crop cultivation while providing improved control of pests and diseases. NIAB are hosting a workshop during Agri-Tech Week to look at the potential for growing baby leaf in this way.
We will be getting experiences direct from the farm for this Agri-Tech Week event which is looking at best practice and use of new technology for irrigation in the potato sector, explains Teresa Meadows, Knowledge Exchange Manager at AHDB.
Dr Brian Rigney, scientist at the 2Blades Group and son of dairy farmer, sees great potential for gene enhancement