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Pollinator: The Three Rs of Plant and Animal Diagnostics: Rapid, Reliable and Robust (Enough)

Wednesday 13th February 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Three Rs of Plant and Animal Diagnostics

Advances in diagnostics for soils, crops and livestock can enable early rapid interventions and hopefully preventing disease or maintaining health. But tests need to be simple, cheap and reliable – false positives or the wrong sensitivity can lead to devastating and costly consequences.

New diagnostic technologies are enabling more accurate, rapid identification without the need to send samples to the lab with long waiting times. This event will explore the new innovations in animal and crop diagnostics to help inform early actions through rapid, accurate information.


Chaired by Kiryon Skippen

14.00     Arrival, registration and coffee

14.30     Chair’s Welcome

14.40     Neil Boonham, Chair, Applied Crop Science, University of Newcastle

Using in-field diagnostics to Improving decision making in crop protection

15.00     Berwyn Clarke, CEO, PBD Biotech Ltd

Addressing the global problem of tuberculosis in agriculture – light at the end of the tunnel

15.20     Angie Curtis, CEO, RoboScientific

Automated Real-Time Disease Monitoring of Poultry & Stored Crops

15.40     Kerry O’Donnelly Weaver, CEO, FungiAlert

Innovative soil and water health testing for increased agricultural productivity

16.00     Katie Cavanagh, Founder, Beosense

Lab-on-farm – rapid mastitis diagnosis

16.20     Isaac Gilbert, Product Specialist, Analytik

Multi-spectral imaging for the rapid testing of food and seed/grain

16.40   Structured “Express Networking” session

17.00   Open networking

17.30   Event close and depart


Who should attend:

We’ve put together a programme for arable and livestock farmers to hear about the latest new technologies to help them establish disease, nutrition and overall health status of their crop, land or herd. This will be an opportunity for researchers and innovators developing new diagnostics tools to learn more about the market opportunities, the regulatory environment and the routes to commercial application. Those with products already available and on the market will have a chance to raise the profile of the benefits of their solutions and maybe find some new customers!

Booking & Cost:

This event is FREE for members of Agri-Tech East, and £35 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

To find out more about becoming a member of Agri-Tech East, please click here.

3 Basis CPD points will be available for attendees of this event. Click to book now.


Wednesday 13th February 2019
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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