10 Nov 2017
Thank you very much to all our attendees and speakers who helped make the Saving Waste in Horticulture: Optimising resources on Friday 10th November 2017 a great event.
09 Nov 2017
The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub have just hosted the 3rd EU Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeen BioBoost partners meeting at the Sophi Taylor Building, NIAB. NIAB are the lead UK partner for this EU triple helix project with partners in the Netherlands and Belgium, which is aiming to encourage the development of a bio-based , circular economy in horticulture. The partners are working together to identify green waste streams, new concepts and products that utilise plant resources in more sustainable, efficient, higher value and integrated ways (www.bioboosteurope.com).
01 Mar 2017
28 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017
Due to the Spotted wing Drosophila which has recently established itself across the UK as a pest problem for fruit farmers to deal with because the fly lays its eggs inside the developing fruit and not just in the rotting fruit. Management guidelines therefore requires that all residual fruit is picked to prevent/reduce the problem of infection and overwintering larvae. The result is a significant quantity of soft fruit waste which our BioBoost project at Innovation Hub has plans to recycle the waste.
10 Feb 2017