Agritech adoption advice to be showcased at South West AgriTech

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Support for the development and adoption of agritech solutions is a key theme for this year’s South West AgriTech Showcase.

The showcase will feature two winners of the recent Satellite Applications Catapult’s Environmental Space Living Lab (ESLL) water quality and resource efficiency competition. CSEQ Technologies and FreeUP are both start-ups, which have been selected to receive support of up to £15,000.

ESLL is the headline sponsor of the event and business innovation manager Anthony Higson says some farmers, landowners, and managers are unsure where to turn for support. “We understand that it can be challenging for to keep track of the latest technological innovation, or access support around commercialising their own innovation.”

“Similarly, those developing new solutions often find it difficult to connect with end users and access real-world test environments.”

FreeUP aims to revolutionise environmental monitoring with its innovative approach. Its low-cost sensors tailored for water bodies provide extensive, specific, data, enabling informed decision-making in real time.

CSEQ Technologies, designed by a farmer, for farmers, has developed an automated sprayer control system designed to minimise run-off and pollution. This innovative technology aims to prevent the overuse of chemicals and at an affordable price point.

“This is a really exciting time for innovation in agriculture,” said Joanna Rufus, chair of South West AgriTech.  “We’re looking forward to welcoming the Satellite Applications Catapult, ESLL, CSEQ Technologies and FreeUP to the Showcase so that attendees can hear first-hand the latest developments in this area.”

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