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Roelof Kramer: Meet our 2019 Agri Innovation Den Finalists

Agricompas is building an entirely new information system to encourage better decision making in the food system for people and plants. Click here to read more…

David Scott: Meet our 2019 Agri Innovation Den Finalists

Vertical farming systems help growers control conditions. But one company is taking it up a gear, using computer calculations and spectrums of light to manipulate crops. Click here to read more…

William Pelton: Meet our 2019 Agri Innovation Den Finalists

By combining gene editing and artificial intelligence, two young plant scientists are hoping to revolutionise crop development and tackle some of farming’s biggest challenges. Click here to read more…

Simon Fox: Meet our 2019 Agri Innovation Den Finalists

One company is taking soil analysis to the next level, using data and 30,000 lines of code to calculate the needs of soil for a specific crop and market. Click here to read more…

Paul Coleman: Meet our 2019 Agri Innovation Den Finalists

Imagine taking a photo of your potato crop and receiving a forecast of its development – one company is using 30 years’ of data to do just that. Click here to read more…

Tom Freeman: Meet our 2019 Agri Innovation Den Finalists

“Dad got me into computers,” says Tom Freeman, who grew up on his family’s arable farm in Worcestershire before building a career in web and software development. Click here to read more…

Agri-Tech entrepreneur launches app to transform livestock supply chain

Ian Wheal is on a mission to improve the livestock sector and the communication in the supply chain. His company, Breedr, looks set to shake up the way farmers breed, rear, sell and buy their livestock. Click here to read more…

How innovative thinking has brought success for two farm businesses

For many farmers using new technology on-farm can be a daunting prospect and fuelled with a misconception it is only relevant for larger, progressive units. Clemmie Gleeson speaks to two farmers whose practical decisions have improved their overall business. Click here to read more…

Nine great reasons to make use of on-farm technology

While the agricultural industry is at the forefront of developing and applying new technology, many farmers still shy away from using it in the field. Clemmie Gleeson speaks to leading figures to find out some of the key reasons why farmers should embrace change. Click here to read more…

Embrace technology to boost your bottom line

We take a look at the evolving nature of technology and why it can prove to be an all-round positive game-changer for the industry. Click here to read more…

Bridging gap between science and farming

Michael Wagner, BASF’s business director of agricultural solutions in the UK, Ireland, the Nordics and Baltics says: “Scientific discovery is at the heart of agriculture, and the closer that discovery is to a farmer’s own land and practices, the more valuable it isClick here to read more…

Sowing the seeds for fresh ideas

Tapping into new sources of innovation could be a key driver in helping agriculture overcome some major challenges, such as plateauing productivity rates and tightening environmental legislation.Click here to read more…

Where next with plastics?

Since the BBC’s Blue Planet series escalated society’s awareness of the polluting potential of plastics, the topic has rarely been far from the public conscience. BASF is one company looking at ways to reduce the environmental burden it causes. Click here to read more…

New developments in crop analytics set for take off

Drones and other image-capturing devices are delivering significant advances in crop analytics technology, but their real potential is yet to be unleashed. Click here to read more…

Farming’s future requires us all to work differently

UK farming is about to experience radical and far-reaching change and the industry will need to adjust its approach. Click here to read more…

Agri-Innovation Den: Pushing forward with innovation in crop science

Scientists are making huge strides forward in plant health, dealing with pests and diseases, nutrition and sustainability, but many successful research projects fail to translate into work in the field. Click here to read more…

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Innovation in agriculture machinery

Innovation in machinery is about working smart. In the current economic and environmental climate, the ‘lean’ approach – increasing efficiency and quality while reducing resource use – is an attractive way forward. Click here to read more…

Agri-Innovation Den: Finding true innovation in farming

No-one understands better than farmers the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing population affordably and sustainably and, therefore, the need for innovation. But what does successful innovation look like? Click here to read more…

Agri-Innovation Den: The remote control farm of the future

Can you imagine running your farm from a control room? Instead of being out in the field, you would sit in a control room analysing data provided by GPS-guided autonomous drones and crop, soil and even livestock sensors. Click here to read more…

OUR SPONSORS

BASF

BASF believes that clever technologies and passionate people help to find answers for the future of farming which is why we actively want to support start-ups. We are firmly committed to the discovery and development of tools and services to help agriculture sustainably address the needs and challenges of today and tomorrow. We believe that working in partnership with the wider industry is central to discovery, which is why we value the Agri Innovation Den initiative.

For more information about BASF go to www.agricentre.basf.co.uk

Farm491

Farm491 is a space for innovators to grow their businesses by applying technology to growing environments. Farm491 provides high-spec facilities created to foster entrepreneurship, ideas generation, and collaboration – it includes 491 hectares of farmland for research and testing as well as affordable and flexible working environments and workshop space.

For more information about Farm491 go to www.farm491.com