Agri-Tech East Pollinator: The Three Rs of Plant and Animal Diagnostics: Rapid, Reliable and Robust (Enough)
This event will explore the new innovations in animal and crop diagnostics to help inform early actions through rapid, accurate information.
|Dates||13 Feb 2019 - This event is in the past.|
|Organiser name||Becky Dodds|
Advances in diagnostics for soils, crops and livestock can enable early rapid interventions and hopefully preventing disease or maintaining health. But tests need to be simple, cheap and reliable – false positives or the wrong sensitivity can lead to devastating and costly consequences.
New diagnostic technologies are enabling more accurate, rapid identification without the need to send samples to the lab with long waiting times. This event will explore the new innovations in animal and crop diagnostics to help inform early actions through rapid, accurate information.
14.00 Arrival, registration and coffee
14.30 Neil Boonham, Chair, Applied Crop Science, University of Newcastle
14.50 Berwyn Clarke, CEO, PBD Biotech Ltd
Addressing the global problem of tuberculosis in agriculture – light at the end of the tunnel
15.10 Angie Curtis, CEO, Roboscientific
Automated Real-Time Disease Monitoring of Poultry & Stored Crops
15.30 Kerry O’Connelly Weaver, CEO, FungiAlert
Innovative soil and water health testing for increased agricultural productivity
15.50 Katie Cavanagh, Quantum Technologies Fellow, University of Bristol
Lab-on-farm – rapid mastitis diagnosis
16.20 Isaac Gilbert, Product Specialist, Analytik
Multi-spectral imaging for the rapid testing of food and seed/grain
16.40 Structured “Express Networking” session
17.00 Open networking
17.30 Event close and depart
We’ve put together a programme for arable and livestock farmers to hear about the latest new technologies to help them establish disease, nutrition and overall health status of their crop, land or herd. This will be an opportunity for researchers and innovators developing new diagnostics tools to learn more about the market opportunities, the regulatory environment and the routes to commercial application. Those with products already available and on the market will have a chance to raise the profile of the benefits of their solutions and maybe find some new customers!
This event will take place from 2pm-5.30pm.
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Agri-Tech East is an independent business-focused cluster organisation for the East of England. It is creating a global innovation hub, to improve the international competitiveness of plant and crop-based agriculture and catalyse economic growth.