We hope harvest is going well for those of you out in the field, and that everyone is staying well. This month we’ve been thinking about the role of hybrids and twins in agriculture in our blog – and we’re having a quieter August while we plan 2021’s activities, so “see” you in September.
It’s that time when industry networking is usually at its peak, with on-farm demos, trade events and agricultural shows all featuring the latest new tech, varieties and research. Technology has enabled some exciting new formats for remote delivery of our activities, so log on and join in!
Provocative questions are being posed at the Agri-TechE Controlled Environment Agriculture conference, which is exploring emerging technologies for vertical farming and for growing crops in a secure indoor spaces.
Change provides an opportunity for innovation. This month we explore how the rapid growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture is driving change in food production and stimulating the emergence of platform technologies. Also how the increasing popularity of English wines is boosting interest in this alternative crop.
This is the first newsletter under our new name Agri-TechE and 2020 already looks as though it will be the beginning of many changes. The Oxford Farming Conference was first opportunity to hear from spokespeople from the new Government, which makes our January members only event very timely with speakers from Defra and Innovate UK.