Agri-Tech East
March 19, 2019 at 10:00 Rothamsted Research Centre Harpenden, UK

Bringing The Outside In- Innovating for Controlled Environment Agriculture

Agri-Tech East, in association with AVF, presents a one-day conference to showcase and discuss new growing systems, challenges, business cases and the experiences of early adopters.

Event program here:

Topics discussed and featured include:

Hydroponic technologies:

– a deep-water system which offers higher nutrient levels and good ventilation control to provide greater consistency in temperature.
– 3D hydroponic towers which combined with genomics improves quality traits and reduces cost of production

Vertical soilless growing systems that uses less water and maximise growing space available

Aeroponics – a plant cultivation technique where the plant roots are exposed in the air while nutrient solution is delivered to them in the form of a fine mist.

Aquaponic urban farm – which combines two well-established farming practices – aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in a nutrient solution without soil) in a recirculating system.

The challenges of implementing a controlled environment solution.

  • G’s Fresh are assessing the feasibility of converting a large standard greenhouse facility
  • GrowUp Urban Farms share the learnings of six years scaling up its production facilities and describe what is needed to integrate it into the supply chain.

The event is sponsored by Innovate UK

In association with Agri-Tech East

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