New Agri-tech Innovations Could Help Farmers Adapt to Major Changes

Innovations ranging from crop scouting robots to alternative pesticides and machine learning data systems were showcased at the REAP conference, the centrepiece of Agri-Tech week — a series of online events hosted by industry bodies and research institutes across the region to bring farmers together with technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and investors.

John Barrett, director of farming company Sentry and chairman of the stakeholder group for event organisers Agri-TechE (formerly Agri-Tech East), opened the conference by illustrating the industry’s need to adapt to the mounting challenges of climate change, the looming loss of EU subsidies after Brexit, and evolving consumer needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

According edp24.