Robotics, smart irrigation management, “farm on a chip”, novel purchasing and procurement technologies for farmers, weather predicting and monitoring solutions are among the technologies we have featured at REAP in the Technology Exhibition.
We attracted over 220 delegates last year, of whom 75 per cent were agribusinesses, researchers and technology developers, and the exhibition received a lot of interest as it is in the hub of the venue, where delegates network and take refreshments.
Technologies on show at REAP
The Technology Exhibition will be a feature again this year and here is a taste of some of the exhibitors:
Prodata Weather Systems are specialists in the supplier of weather stations and environmental monitoring solutions. They will be showcasing the latest product EnviroMonitor, an affordable, flexible and rugged system, which serves as your “eyes and ears” on the ground, delivering the environmental data that is essential to support decision making.
PBD Biotech featured in the Start-up showcase last year and have developed a novel test for TB in cattle; the technology is now being considered alongside the current “gold standard” for TB testing.
Global Crop Improvement Company (GCiC), suppliers of biostimulants and speciality fertilizers, will be profiling Viscofol Black. This is a new humic acid product that is showing promise as a seed treatment for improved early crop establishment and root growth. Early results on spring cereals in 2017 are very encouraging, with more vigorous crops and deeper rooting easily evident in the trial plots. It is naturally extracted without chemicals, so Viscofol Black also qualifies as an organic product and is certified by OF&G in the UK.
Ozo Innovations (Ozo) is innovating in post-harvest wash of key crops. It is a lead participant in JadooJal, an Innovate UK funded project with Edinburgh Napier University and University of Nottingham. JadooJal will test the efficacy of Ozo’s Electrolysed Water (EW) against key spoilage/pathogenic microbes on valuable Indian food crops to quantify its benefits in terms of reduced spoilage, improved decontamination and shelf life extension.
30MHz – The 30MHz Sensor Toolkit empowers businesses to turn metrics captured from the physical world into actionable insights at industry-scale, by providing all the building blocks needed for a scalable sensor network: from sensors to visualization, notifications, and machine learning.
Start-up showcase launches businesses
In addition to the established businesses exhibiting we will also have the popular ‘Start-Up Showcase’. In previous years this has helped to successfully launch a number of early stage businesses including:
- Arlabion – developing next generation agrochemicals against Fusarium in wheat and onions. It now has a new product undergoing final trials with NIAB.
- Vidacycle – RFID tagging technology, now being used by Elveden Estates.
- Entomics – use of insects to convert food waste into other products; it has secured over £1M in private investment and grant funding from regional and national schemes and filed several patents.
- Yagro – a new procurement platform that is now selling to farmers across the UK to help manage costs on a range of on-farm products such as chemicals, fuels, feed and seed.
- PBD Biotech – novel test for TB in cattle, the technology is now being considered alongside the current “gold standard” for TB testing.
If you would like to participate in the Technology Exhibition do contact us to be considered.