Agri-EPI Centre in conjunction with CHAP and Cranfield University warmly invite you to this event to showcase results of the BBSRC Seeding Catalyst Awards focusing on the technology and applications of the Agri-EPI Centre / CHAP / Cranfield University Plant Phenotyping and Soil Health Facility.
Cranfield University was successful in their bid for the BBSRC Seeding Catalyst Awards 2018. As a result, five seeding projects were funded including projects on tea, potatoes, packaging, tomatoes and more. The presentations on the day will focus on project results from our unique facilities at Cranfield University including our glasshouse-based sensor platform.
Date & Time
Thursday 28th February 2019
10:00 – 15:00
LR4 (Vincent Building (B52a)
Cranfield University / Agri-EPI Centre Hub
10:00 | Arrival and registration, Tea & Coffee
10:20 | Welcome and introduction to the day
10:25 | Introduction to the Plant Phenotyping and Soil Health Facility – Dr. Toby Waine
10:45 | Use of thermal imaging to evaluate crop water use – effects of genotype and root-zone stresses – Prof. Andrew Thompson
11:05 | Root-soil interactions for tea establishment – Dr. Sarah de Baets
11:25 | Tour of the Agri-EPI Centre / CHaP / Cranfield University facilities – Toby Waine, Ian Truckell, Sofia Kourmpetli
12:30 | Lunch and networking
13:30 | Oats – Dr. Angel Medina Vaya
13:50 | Potential use of next generation phenotyping for potato storage management – Dr. Sofia Kourmpetli
14:10 | Advanced packaging: taking action to reduce food waste – Dr. Natalia Falagán Sama
14:30 | Q&A
15:00 | Close
The Plant Phenotyping and Soil Health Facility was designed in consultation with industry, farmers, agronomists and agritech businesses to:
- Improve utilisation of natural resources to maximise crop health and productivity;
- Advance sustainable crop production;
- Increase environmental sustainability.
Research or commercial opportunities
If you are interested in a research collaboration or discussing a commercial project using The Plant Phenotyping and Soil Health Facility, please contact us
You can register by sending us an email via email@example.com.
The deadline for registration is 21st February 2019.
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We very much appreciate your involvement in the event and look forward to seeing you on 28th February 2019.