Cover cropping is now being used across all sectors of crop production. Agri-EPI BD Manager Crops Duncan Ross dives into the topic and calls on farmers to embrace a cover crop strategy for their farm businesses to save nitrogen and agrochemical inputs, increase yields and boost soil sustainability.
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Exciting possibilities for more profitable, sustainable and productive farming are being offered by the emerging technology ‘ultra-fine bubbles’ (UFBs) in a new £250,000 Innovate UK-funded project, led by MagGrow UK in association with Agri-EPI Centre and the Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP).
Agri-EPI met with member Glas Data to find out more about their technology, how it supports farming businesses, their collaboration with hardware providers and plans for the future.
With a new innovation concept ‘SeaCAP 6000’, Agri-EPI and partners explore transformational ways of producing salmon, which currently still faces challenges associated with ‘open water’ production related to water quality, environmental pollution, and escapes.
An innovative aquaculture project has been launched to prove the engineering for a new way of producing salmon off the Scottish coast that improves fish welfare and is more environmentally friendly. Inverness-based SME Aqua Innovations, with the support of several partners and an industry-led steering group, has secured funding via the UK Seafood Innovation Fund to undertake the detailed design stage of the ‘SeaCAP 6000’ – a new floating, contained 6,000m3 pen to grow salmon smolts to full harvest weight.
As sponsor and event partner, Agri-EPI announces the inaugural A3 Scotland for this year to be postponed to 26-27 April in 2022. The conference, themed ‘Transition to Net Zero, focuses on encouraging innovation, investment and collaboration in animal health and sustainable food production.