Agri-Tech Week: Science in Sustainable Agriculture



Location: Online - Zoom


Join scientists from across the Norwich Research Park as they discuss agri-food research into areas such as soil biodiversity, breeding climate-resilient plants, global plant pathogen surveillance and more.

The outputs from this research will enable farmers to grow resilient crops, sustaining yields and reducing negative environmental impacts. Combined with sustainable agronomic practices these innovations can improve the quality and health of soils for future generations.   

Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative founded in 2014 between Agri-TechE and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. It aims to celebrate and showcase excellence across the agri-tech value chain, brokering links and fostering new relationships between businesses, researchers and government.

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9:30 - 9:35         

Welcome – Dr Liliya Serazetdinova

Agri-Tech E - Alex Dinsdale

9:35 – 9:45        

Introduction – Dr Liliya Serazetdinova

9:45 - 10.00       

Breeding crop with a higher resilience to climate change: finding novel rice diversity in Vietnam to help breed salinity resistant varieties – Dr Jose De Vega

10.00 - 10.05    

Video Presentation - How science can help rapidly respond to plant diseases

10.05 - 10.20    

Tracing the spread of wheat blast over three continents. How genomics, open science and global collaborations could help us manage future pandemics – Dr Joe Win

10.20 - 10:40    

Q&A with Jose De Vega and Joe Win

10:40 -11:10     

Break (for Remembrance)

11:10 - 11:25    

Capturing a Soil Carbon Economy – Prof. Brian Reid

11:25 - 11:35    

Q&A with Brian Reid

11:35 - 11:50    

Below ground biodiversity – Marco Fioratti

11:50 - 12:05    

Importance of root endosymbiosis – Dr Myriam Charpentier

12:05 - 12:15    

Q/A with Marco Fioratti and Myriam Charpentier

12:15 - 12:25    

Closing Remarks – Dr Liliya Serazetdinova

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