Agri-Tech

From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

The inventors behind 17 agri-tech solutions will present their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. The...

September 6, 2021

World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

Entries are now open for the World Agri-Tech challenge for start-ups with innovative solutions to support sustainable agriculture. The World...

July 24, 2021

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Work is underway in the UK to develop a robotic solution to horticultural labour shortages to help secure the harvest...

July 22, 2021

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry is to take a leaf from the aerospace industry’s book, in harnessing robots within production lines....

July 1, 2021

Agri-tech ear-marked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

Agri-tech ear-marked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

Agri-technology has been picked out as one of five pillars central to a new strategy to ’10X’ Northern Ireland’s economy....

June 2, 2021

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine commercial Northern Ireland dairy farms have been selected to showcase how technology could solve common farm problems and boost...

May 18, 2021

Innovation Strategy sets out plan for getting ag-tech on to NI farms

Innovation Strategy sets out plan for getting ag-tech on to NI farms

Ag-tech – big data, artificial intelligence and the transformative bio-economy – set to be prioritised for government support for Northern...

April 28, 2021

Agri-tech start-up which gives machinery the ‘power of sight’ clinches £75,000 prize fund

Agri-tech start-up which gives machinery the ‘power of sight’ clinches £75,000 prize fund

An early-stage agri-tech start-up that hopes to make farms safer by giving machinery the “power of sight”, has clinched a...

April 13, 2021

Lemken reports turnover of €365 million in 2020

Lemken reports turnover of €365 million in 2020

Agricultural implement manufacturer Lemken has said its sales have remained steady over the last year, despite the challenges of the...

March 18, 2021

New £12 million fund aims to boost investment in UK agriculture

New £12 million fund aims to boost investment in UK agriculture

A new £12 million research and innovation fund has been launched across the UK aiming to boost investment in the...

February 24, 2021

Walkers crisps to convert waste potato peel into low-carbon fertiliser for growers

Walkers crisps to convert waste potato peel into low-carbon fertiliser for growers

UK crisp firm Walkers has joined forces with a clean-tech firm to create low-carbon fertiliser from its waste potato peelings...

December 8, 2020

New agri-tech challenge offers £5,000 cash prize

New agri-tech challenge offers £5,000 cash prize

A new agri-tech competition, the Digging for Innovation Challenge, has been launched with a £5000 cash prize. The competition hopes to...

October 22, 2020

Agri-tech ‘hackathon’ seeks solutions to Covid-19’s impact on farming

Agri-tech ‘hackathon’ seeks solutions to Covid-19’s impact on farming

Registration is now open for an agri-tech ‘hackathon’ aimed at developing technological solutions to problems posed by Covid-19. Winners will...

August 18, 2020

Scots project gets funding to develop digital dairy tracing

Scots project gets funding to develop digital dairy tracing

A digital dairy project led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been awarded £50,000 in seed-corn funding by UK Research...

August 15, 2020

Innovative plant health tool honoured in agri-tech awards

Innovative plant health tool honoured in agri-tech awards

A ‘smart farming’ tool developed by a John Innes Centre researcher to help farmers apply fertiliser more efficiently has been...

July 30, 2020

Scottish agri-tech collaboration offers alternative to random test digs

Scottish agri-tech collaboration offers alternative to random test digs

A 12-month agri-technology collaboration in the East of Scotland to trial new precision agriculture tools could offer potato growers an effective...

July 19, 2020

Tech that turns CO2 into animal feed awarded £2 million government grant

Tech that turns CO2 into animal feed awarded £2 million government grant

Nine innovative projects that apply big data, AI and robotics to UK farming will benefit from a £24 million fund...

July 18, 2020

Vet shortlisted in virtual pitch competition with gadget to identify heart disease in animals

Vet shortlisted in virtual pitch competition with gadget to identify heart disease in animals

A Scottish veterinary investigations officer has beaten strong competition from around the country with a virtual pitch for a gadget...

July 12, 2020