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GROW 2016: Agri-Tech East business plan competition offers mentoring

How do you turn a good idea into an early-stage business? GROW 2016 is the UK’s only agri-tech business plan competition, and aims to encourage people with an innovative concept to explore if it has the potential to become a new product or service. Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East, explains how the journey is as valuable as the destination: “Good businesses don’t...
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Field labs give insights into blackgrass control and compost teas

As the warm wet weather encourages winter-sown wheat to get away, concerns are being raised that blackgrass is also thriving. Liz Bowles, Head of Farming for the Soil Association, comments that field labs – which provide an opportunity to experiment with different cultivation techniques on a farm scale – are offering farmers new insights. She will be discussing results from two such trials...
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Producers will be core to agenda at Agri-Tech East Conference "REAP", 11 Nov, Cambridge

Plant-microbe interactions, innovative disease monitoring, data visualisation and the opportunities for farm-based science are among the topicsto be  discussed at Agri-Tech East’s conference REAP on 11 November. Director Dr Belinda Clarke says that one of the wider benefits of the UK Agri-Tech Strategy and its related funding is the way that it has pushed agri-innovation higher up...
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Agri-Tech East to launch new Soil Health Special Interest Group

Microbial activity is more important in maintaining soil health and its natural fertility than previously thought and a new technique to visualise soil structure will be one of the presentations at the launch of Agri-Tech East’s new Soil Health Special Interest Group at NIAB in Cambridge on the 8th September. Professor John Crawford, Associate Director...
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The Good, the Bad and the (B)ugly - Agri-Tech East Pollinator event on fungi and slugs, 7 Jul 2015, Norwich

Agri-Tech East Pollinator: The Good, the Bad and the (B)ugly 7 July 2015,  Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UG In this Agri-Tech East Pollinator event we’ll be exploring the split personalities of fungi. Some cause devastating crop diseases (such as the late blight of potatoes, responsible for the Irish Potato Famine), while others help boost plant growth and have...
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GROW your business wth the UK’s first Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition

GROW , from Agri-Tech East , is the UK’s first Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition, and is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurial thinking into the industry. Entrepreneurs and innovators from across the UK are encouraged to submit a 12-page business plan describing an innovative new technology, product or service that will help improve the efficiency, productivity or...
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