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Farmers Friday | Research Festival: Healthy Landscapes

Reducing impact and improving productivity of soils Part of the Research Festival 2019 Our soil is in crisis. A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded, and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24 billion tonnes a year. With the increasing population and our need for productive land the situation is becoming a critical and growing

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Green Tech Tuesday – Sustainable Earth

A Cornish plant factory by Dr Mick Fuller and Yve Metcalfe-Tyrrell A controlled environment hydroponic growing system using LED lighting powered by solar panels for year-around production Climate change, water shortage and insufficient agricultural available land are considered to be the main threats to crop production around the world. Coupled with a predicted increase of the world’s population from 7

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