Look out for the impressive array of agri-tech on display at next month’s REAP conference 2016, from working robots to infield spore traps, to virtual advisers.
The annual agri-tech REAP conference has a brand new feature this year – an opportunity for industry and innovators to demonstrate their novel technologies to a top flight audience of progressive farmers, agronomists, industry experts and researchers.
We know that more people want to showcase their innovations at REAP than we have available speaking slots. We also know that farmers want to see first-hand how a new device, monitor, or service will actually work before introducing it into their business. As a result, we’re creating a hands-on, practical exhibition for attendees to discover some of the latest technologies available to help improve efficiency and yield on-farm.
For technical developers, this is your opportunity to bring new products or services to the industry and get industry user feedback and inputs, as well as finding potential co-development partners and customers.
For researchers, this is a unique chance to understand the impact potential of your work and to find some early- adopters who can inform the thinking as your innovation comes to market. You could also meet some farmers and end-users willing to trial and validate your ideas in the field, glasshouse or polytunnel.
For more information about participating in the technical exhibition, please click here.
Technologies being demonstrated include:
- ask-Valerie, a virtual adviser from ADAS that will help the flow of knowledge between farmers and advisers
- Spore Trap, an automated in-field pathogen detector developed in a collaboration led by Bayer CropScience
- Pallets and pots made of moulded straw by Cambond
- Automated weather monitoring from ProData Weather Systems
- Real time measurement of field productivity by Rezatec
- Pulsepod in-field monitors which compare actual with predicted performance from Arable Labs
- Drones for monitoring and managing crop protection from agriVue
- Web-based supply-chain management by YAGRO
- Lab on a smartphone from PA Consulting
- Handheld devices for grain testing and plant tissue analysis from Analytik
Also represented: Agrimetrics, providing support for smart analytics, and Innovative Farmers, a Soil Association initiative to create field labs.
More information about each of the exhibitors is available here.