• Agri-Tech Catalyst awards £17.8m in funding

    Projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas have received £17.8 million under the latest round of the Government’s Argi-Tech Catalyst funding scheme. Projects include assessing the potential to commercialise the farming of lobsters; a proposal to cultivate scallops on ropes and a way of continuing to make whisky with UK wheat, by using a novel variety. The ...

    Posted at September 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Agri-Tech Catalyst awards £17.8m in funding
  • £16m in funding for agri-tech

    Twenty-four innovative agri-tech projects have been awarded a share of £16 million funding through the latest round of the Government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst scheme. Successful projects in the fifth round include the development of a robot that accurately eliminates and controls weeds, which will significantly reduce the use of herbicides in food production. Another project will look at why potato greening ...

    Posted at July 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on £16m in funding for agri-tech