Jan-Erik Petersen coordinates EEA work to develop better estimates of natural capital and ecosystem services and he will be explaining the implications for farmers and technology developers in his keynote address at REAP 2021.
FOTENIX is speeding up the diagnosis of disease in field. The company aims to make sophisticated imaging technology accessible for small-scale farmers
MoA Technologies, which featured in the REAP 2019 Start-up Showcase, offers a rapid screening technology to identify potential herbicides with novel modes of action.
Pheromones, used by insects for communication, can be used to lure and trap pests. PheroSyn, a spin-out from Rothamsted Research, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant (£200k) to develop the supply chain for a new set of insect pheromones to tackle midges and weevils. It is working with PGRO on these major pests of beans.
A new era of decision support tools is making it possible to understand the complexity of food production for the first time and to begin to see how the system can be improved at every level. Latest developments in the vibrant agri-tech ecosystem are captured in the new REAP report.
PheroSyn has developed a cost-effective Smart Monitoring system using the orange midge’s own communication channel: Pheromones.
The Willand Intelligent Livestock System offers the potential for methane and carbon capture.