An East of England agri-tech partnership is sharing in £18 million UK government funding to harness Big Data to boost farming yields and operational facilities.
An international genomics alliance promises to boost grass-crop harvests.
Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have cracked a genetic mystery that could lead to healthier crop production worldwide. Professor Graham Moore and his team believe their breakthrough could have “big implications for agriculture.”
New research suggests that releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control.
The East of England is cashing in on a new land rush which has seen the cost of farmland in the UK rise by four per cent in the first half of 2014 to £8,607 an acre. And a Cambridge surveyor says some bare arable land is breaking the £10k per acre barrier.
Cambridge-based national law firm Mills & Reeve has acted for global charitable foundation the Wellcome Trust in the largest and most complex acquisition of an agricultural portfolio.
Demand for land around Cambridge is defying the UK picture, according to a specialist at Carter Jonas.
Crop science specialists in the UK and India are working on an East-meets-East collaboration targeting parasites that are killing potato and other crops worldwide.
Cambridge business leaders have called on the Government to act over a possible two million hectare shortfall of agricultural land by the year 2030.
Director Mario Caccamo and Computational Biology Group Leader Dr Sarah Ayling at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norfolk visited BIOS, Colombia’s Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, to explore potential collaborations in crop genomics and bioinformatics.
Agri-tech provides the next focus for technology innovation offering tangible returns within short lead times says Dr Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-Tech East. The organisation is creating a global innovation hub for the sector.
Four agricultural technology companies from Cambridge and the East of England will share £250k – the first grant allocations from the new Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, which has a total pot of £3.2 million.
A strong set of financial results have reflected a very successful year for agricultural purchasing organisation, Anglia Farmers.
You could have heard a leaf drop at the start of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year (YHOY) competition in Norfolk.
The growing Agri-Tech sector in the East of England will have a new home to combine world-class research from Cambridge and Norwich through a new innovation centre to be created in Soham.
Farmers with redundant buildings are on track to gain the rights to convert them for residential use.
- Prime arable land values hit £10k per acre in region
- Birketts expands agricultural team
- First Agri-tech Cluster director named
- Syngenta scythes into cost base
- Global influencers dig in to agriculture showcase
- EU farming project launched at Cranfield University
- £2.5m boost for agricultural technology
- Cambridge area land still big business
- Farmers cash in on field of gold
- CAP shareout could test East Anglian farmers’ largesse
- Cambridge technology to stop the killing fields
- New agri-tech cluster brings lab to the land
- New director joins Anglia Farmers board
- 500 jobs in new agri technology initiative
- UK land use represents poor value for society
- Arable land values rise
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