Agri-tech is rapidly changing with new developments all the time. Below are original stories generated by Agri-TechE.
To implement AI in the field needs more than connectivity; it also requires a common framework for relating one type of data, eg crop data, with another such as soil data. Matthew Smith explained how work by Agrimetrics on digitising field boundaries is helping to provide this framework and this will be helpful for ensuring data is meaningful.
Collaborative research to combat pathogens was the theme of the first event of Agri-Tech Week 2019, which was held at the Norwich Research Park (NRP). Disease resistance, understanding pathogen life-cycles and alternatives to antibiotics were some of the themes.
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
New devices for improving and implementing precision agriculture are to be shown at REAP for the first time including NetBeat smart irrigation, Drone AG’s Skippy Scout for managing your drone via a smart phone
Farmscan AG will be one of the first agri-tech companies to release an autonomous module for its precision control platform, opening up its product for integration by other manufacturers.
People early in their careers often bring ideas and a passion for farming that can reinvigorate those that may have become frustrated. We want their energy at REAP and the bursary makes it easier for them to attend.