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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Contact us

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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

Pioneering PhosField Project

Working with a team at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke and supported by the Agri-tech Cornwall Project; CleanGrow is participating in a collaborative research project to help farmers and land managers to use Phosphorus more effectively. CleanGrow are

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Cell Grazing

The global ruminant livestock industry is being tasked by policy makers and stakeholders to produce increased output whilst reducing net environmental impact. In answer to this; farmers are looking to intensify their systems and reduce their reliance

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TOMS

The Toolbox of Multi-species Swards project, otherwise known as TOMS, is a collaborative project between the Rural Business School at Duchy College and Rothamsted Research North Wyke. There is an increasing interest in the use of multi-species sward

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The Soil Carbon Project

The Soil Carbon Project is an innovative project that aims to help Cornish farmers manage soils in a more sustainable and profitable way. Interest in soils has risen dramatically in recent years, with the prospect of farmers receiving payments for en

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The Farm Crap App Pro

The Farm Crap App Pro

The Farm Crap App Pro is a collaborative project between Duchy College and Rothamsted Research North Wyke to develop an easy to use, accurate and reliable way to manage and record slurry spreading information and data on manure. Working with waste

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Plant Factory

This new Agri-tech Cornwall initiative is harnessing developments in lighting technology to grow salad and medicinal crops in multi-tier, hydroponic systems under super-smart LED lights. The research could herald a huge step forward in both multi-

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