Here we profile some of the interesting companies and new technologies being developed in the agri-tech cluster.
It was after near miss at the family farm in Arthurton, South Australia, that the idea behind Safe Ag Systems came about. The software is currently used by over a 1000 agribusinesses to remove the paperwork associated with compliance, and make it easier to embed a safe working culture into the business.
The sudden removal of sprout suppressant CIPC, created a big issue for the industry, but LiveTrace was quick to respond. By sharing knowledge and best practice the industry managed to adopt new approaches to storage.
Our technology can cut the carbon footprint of a dairy farm by 27% – N2 Applied
Jack Farmer LettUsGrow explains how aeroponic Drop & Grow container farms can revolutionise the way we feed urban populations.
The Willand Intelligent Livestock System offers the potential for methane and carbon capture.
“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.