Agri-tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly supports Cornish businesses to engage in research, development and innovation through collaborative research projects and Innovation Grants. Find out more about some of our work by clicking on the links below.

TOMS

Toolbox of Multi-species Swards (TOMS) – DC Most of Cornwall’s farmed grassland is rye-grass and clover, but multi-species s

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Future Farm Dairy Research Facility

Impact The initial impact of the construction of ‘Future Farm’ (FF) was the appearance of a series of aesthetically pleasing

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The Farm Crap App Pro

The Farm Crap App Pro

One of the best ways to improve soil health is to make the best use of organic manures. Soil organic matter boosts soil bio

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Passive Cooling project

Dairy Cow Welfare

This project included work on whey-based calf milk replacers for dairy replacements, the use of digital technologies to encoura

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Circular and Low Impact Processed Food (CLIP)

Producing processed and manufactured foods is incredibly resource-intensive; it also accounts for a quarter of global green

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FIND project

Fluorescence Imaging for Nutrition and Disease (FIND)

Crops and plants fail to thrive for many reasons; the FIND project’s remit was to develop tools which would manage crop and

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COVID-19 RESPONSE: CORNWALL FOOD & DRINK NETWORK

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted both the fragility and adaptability of Cornwall’s food supply chains. The disparities between

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edible insects

Edible Insects

Agriculture is having to deal with a rising population, a changing climate, the erosion of soil quality and land increasing

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Perception Drones

A particularly interesting Innovation Grant Applicant is Mark Polson, Director of Perception Drones, based near Falmouth. Mark

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SC Nutrition

Truro based SC Nutrition Ltd provides cattle nutrition and feed advice to a cohort of Dairy and Beef farms. Steve Chapman has o

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Press Brake

Teagle

Technological advancement in machinery also plays a significant factor in Agri-tech; in a rapidly changing agricultural sector,

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2 Minute Farmer (2MF)

Some farms will always perform better than others, but why is there such a gulf between the performance of the top and bott

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Lobster Genes

Developing Genetic Assignment Resources for Lobster Conservation and Fisheries Traceability The project aimed to help lobste

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Farm Visualisation

Farm Visualisation (VizAg)

To improve efficiency and sustainability, farmers make increasing use of data gathered on-farm; they’re helped to do this by pr

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Starling Management

Starlings

Reducing starling impacts in cattle housing This project’s main aim was to reduce the damage caused by starlings to Cornish

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Anarobic Digestion Optimisation

Anaerobic Digestion (AD)

Biogas produced by Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is an increasingly important renewable energy in Cornwall and beyond. This project

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Botrytis battle in Viticulture

Viticulture

Growing grapes in the UK is difficult. Spring is a vital time for vines because it’s when flowering happens and so is a good in

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ClimateHub

New and high-value crops are increasingly thriving thanks to recent temperature-rises. As the climate keeps changing, so ne

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Innovation at Chapman Machinery

James Chapman’s firm has expanded from being a one-man band when he launched it in 2010 to one that now employs about 10 people

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PhosField

This project’s remit was to develop a rapid soil-phosphate measurement toolkit, which was crucial for several reasons. Firstly,

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Grazing cows

Cell Grazing

Globally, the challenge to the livestock industry is to meetincreased demand for food while reducing net environmental impa

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The Soil Carbon Project

The Soil Carbon Project – DC The importance of soil carbon is growing, as is the possibility that farmers might be paid fo

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Plant Factory

Climate change is creating increasing uncertainty around the predictability of temperatures, rainfall, wind-speeds, and growing

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FABSOIL

FABsoil is a collaboration between the University of Plymouth and the Eden Project that will ‘create’ soil and then study its p

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Environmental Sensors

Environmental Sensors

Changes to our climate, globally, inevitably mean changes to environmental conditions locally. This leads to an increased need

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Speciality Crops

This project aimed to help Cornish businesses and growers to research and evidence the properties of seaweeds and native coasta

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Graduate Support at IVF Bioscience

In partnership with Unlocking Potential, ACP has supported a role with Cornwall firm, IVF Bioscience. Jake Silcock took up t

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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

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