Here we profile some of the interesting companies and new technologies being developed in the agri-tech cluster.
“There’s a skills shortage for protected cropping,” Jock explains. “We’re looking to create a vibrant protected cropping industry in the UK by licensing our large-scale vertical hydroponics facilities… and our customers will also require skilled operators to manage these facilities.”
NovaExtraction has created low-energy extractor that is gaining interest as a means to gain a high yield of cannabidiol (CBD) from leaves of Cannabis sativa. The company will be opening a showroom shortly.
Could an urban sky farm sustainably feed half of Battersea? Tom Cox thinks it could, he will present his vertical farm-of-the-future at our CEA event
Viticulture is labour intensive. Abby Rose had the idea of using an app to capture the information and share it with others. SectorMentor is now used on over 100 farms and Vidacycle’s community lead Annie Landless discusses the toolkit at a Pollinator event.
Drone Ag will be offering delegates at REAP a sneak preview of its new Skippy Scout system, which will be launched commercially in 2020.
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.