We are so pleased you have been able to join us for our Virtual Innovation Hub.
Explore each of the exhibitors to find out about the innovative agri-tech work they are involved in. On each page there is an interactive question box for you to get in touch with exhibitors. In addition, don’t miss the free downloadable podcast conversations with exhibitors! This is an opportunity to take a deeper exploration of some of the research and solutions in the Hub.
Can making use of waste by-products help solve our global challenges? Are our chips down now the chemicals used to store potatoes are removed? Are there better ways of identifying our soil nutrient losses? What has COVID-19 taught us about early detection of disease?
The Hub is kindly sponsored by BBRO – find out about their latest sugar beet research on their stand. 3 BASIS points are available to our visitors; simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page and let us know what you’ve learned.
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Take 25 minutes out of your day to discover our in depth discussions with the Hub exhibitors, on topics such as soil carbon capture and using data for preventative action on farm. See the list below.
Take 25 minutes for a deep dive into some of the Hub topics
Take a listen to our three 25-minute podcasts for a deeper conversation with some of the exhibitors. Topics include:
- 120 year farm trials in soil improvement with farmyard manure by NIAB, and ADAS’s work helping farmers understand their soil nutrient management
- Managing carbon on farm, potential incentivisation models for farmers to capture carbon in their soils, and utilisation of agricultural bi-products for value add with Cambond and University of East Anglia
- A look at preventative and predictive ways of managing pests and extreme weather events in potatoes and sugar beet using data and genetics. Features contributions from The Sainsbury Laboratory, BBRO and Crop4Sight.
Join Roger Sylvester-Bradley, Head of Crop Performance at ADAS, and David Clarke, Soil Scientist at NIAB, as we cover the results of 120 year long field trials, and the Yield Enhancement Network competition findings.
- Learn what the second generation of ADAS’ Yield Enhancement Network is all about
- Hear about a world-first approach to understanding crop nutrition requirements
- Understand how 120-year old crop trials are still providing invaluable information to modern farming
- Listen to experts explain how you can save money on fertiliser costs while still maintaining your yields
- Learn about why changes are being made to phosphate fertiliser guidance
Join Brian Reid, Professor of Soil Science at the University of East Anglia and Gareth Roberts, Co-Founder of Cambond, as we look at the opportunities to use byproducts and soil carbon capture to help us achieve the NFU’s goal of net zero by 2040.
- Understand the role of soils as part of the carbon cycle
- Discover how paper crumble can improve carbon sequestration properties of your soil
- Learn how re-useable coffee cups can be made from coffee grounds
- Listen to tips on commercialising technology in the business of sustainability
In this podcast, hear from Crop4Sight CEO Paul Allen, Simon Bowen Head of Knowledge Exchange at BBRO, and Jonathan Jones, Sebastian Fairhead, and Agnieszka Witek who are all researchers at The Sainsbury Laboratory, on their work in potatoes and sugar beet.
- Understand how crop data can be used to benchmark in-season performance and identify potential actions to be taken to protect yields
- Get insights into the contribution of the dry weather to potato yield losses in 2019
- Learn how aphid monitoring is helping the sugar beet industry
- Explore how the loss of chemical has an impact on farming and how research into genomes can help