WELCOME TO AGRI-TECH CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY

what is agri-tech?

what is agri-tech?

Agri-tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is a £10m initiative to drive research, development and innovation in the agricultural sector, in order to deliver a vibrant and sustainable industry.

Who is it for?

who is it for?

Available for ambitious small and medium-sized Cornish companies develop innovations to improve efficiency, profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

 

SUPPORT

We can help you research, develop and apply new technologies assisted by project partners, research projects, innovation grants and graduate placements.

 

RESEARCH THEMES

RESEARCH THEMES

Projects focused on sustainable production methods, speciality crop production, health and welfare in dairy cattle and utilising technology.

partners

partners

The project is led by the Duchy College Rural Business School in partnership with leading research institutions – the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and Rothamsted Research, as well as the Cornwall Development Company.

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The sector is facing significant challenges; requiring new and improved ways to empower farms and their immediate supply chains – to enhance, protect and sustain our natural assets and those that farm them.

This is a unique opportunity as one of the few regions in the UK to secure significant funding for research, development and innovation in Agri-tech

Case Studies

Case Studies

2 Minute Farmer (2MF)

Helping farmers break big questions into bitesized chunks, this project makes complicated conundrums more manageable. 2MF assists farmers tackle the challenges of modern life and business by unpacking complex issues, using resources such as short

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Anarobic Digestion Optimisation

Anaerobic Digestion Optimisation

The efficiency of farm anaerobic digestion plants could get a boost, as University of Exeter academics scrutinise the bacterial activity within them. Partnering with companies that run such facilities, the Penryn Campus-based team will throw light

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Automated Brassica harvesting in Cornwall

This project will develop robotic systems for automating manual picking operations in the horticultural sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The main crops for the project will be cauliflower, broccoli, kale and cabbage which are extensively g

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Botrytis battle in Viticulture

Botrytis Battle in Viticulture

British wine is experiencing a renaissance with many opportunities in the West Country, but botrytis remains a big issue for growers – and large gaps exist in the industry’s understanding of how to combat it. A study at the University of Exeter’s Pe

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Bovine Tuberculosis

Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB)

Bovine tuberculosis research seeks ‘joined-up’ solutions   New approaches to tackling bovine tuberculosis (bTB) will be explored in a Duchy College Rural Business School project. It will explore more effective biocontainment me

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Grazing cows

Cell Grazing

A project testing the potential of a system of precisely managed, intensive ‘cell grazing’ popular in New Zealand. This approach to grassland management sees dairy and beef cattle moved between ‘cells’, based on pasture availability and quality, a

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