AGRI-TECH

AGRI-TECH CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY

Agri-tech Cornwall is a 3 year, £10m initiative, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, to increase Research, Development and Innovation in the Agri-tech sector across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Agritech Cornwall supports businesses new to RD&I, as well as businesses which have already invested in research. Projects can be large or small. Applicants can be from any sector providing the research supports growth, productivity or market development in ‘Agritech’ i.e. the sector providing innovative goods and services for the agriculture, horticulture and food sectors. To be eligible, businesses must be based, or be setting-up, in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and have fewer than 250 employees and less than €50 million turnover

For more information or to get involved please contact: info@agritechcornwall.co.uk
Tel: 0845 458 7485 or visit www.agritechcornwall.co.uk

Rothamsted Research through its North Wyke research facility in Devon are collaborating with SMEs and strategic partners on a number of research projects through the Cornwall Agri-tech programme.

CELL GRAZING

Addressing the sustainability of an intensive rotational grazing systems on dairy beef cattle: evaluating environmental, economic and welfare impacts of Cell Grazing

For more information or to get involved please contact Sarah Morgan sarah.morgan@rothamsted.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1837 512 334

PHOSFIELD

To develop a much needed, new-to-market, rapid soil phosphate measurement sensor technology toolkit for in-field analysis of plant available phosphorus (P) in a range of soil types, enabling the provision of optimal, precision P fertiliser application rate recommendations for farmers and other land-users

For more information or to get involved please contact Susan Tandy, Post-Doctoral Research Scientist - susan.tandy@rothamsted.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1837 512 298

SOIL CARBON

To create a Toolkit which will detail how farmers can build soil health and resilience, and its links with organic matter and soil organic carbon.

For more information or to get involved please contact Claire Horrocks, Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Claire.horrocks@rothamsted.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1837 512 330

Becky Wilson, Duchy College Becky.willson@duchy.ac.uk

CRAP APP

This project aims to develop a fully integrated nutrient management planning mobile phone app as a further iteration of the current Farm Crap App.

For more information or to get involved please contact Chris Hodgson, Microbiology & Business Specialist – Chris.hodgson@rothamsted.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1837 512 256

TOMS: MULTI-SPECIES SWARDS

To develop an online and mobile accessible multi-species sward information hub to help inform land managers in the selection, establishment, management and utilisation of multi-species swards, tailored to the climate, soils and farming systems of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

For more information or to get involved please contact Deborah Beaumont deborah.beaumont@rothamsted.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1837 512 326 or Gemma gemma.eales@duchy.ac.uk Tel: 01579 372363

VIZAG

VizAg - Visualization of agricultural field performance through low-cost modelling. This project aims to demonstrate the practical value in the combined use of outputs from an agricultural field-scale model together with novel visualization tools to provide an arable or livestock farmer with a portable decision support tool that is at the same time both highly informative for farm management but where the model itself is robust to the effects of incomplete and poor information for its calibration

For more information or to get involved please contact Lianhai Wu, Research Scientist - Agricultural Systems Modeller – lianhai.wu@rothamsted.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1837 512 272