Factory conditions could alleviate climate threat to plant production
Plant Factory Cornwall, created by scientists at the University of Plymouth with funding from Agri-Tech Cornwall, aims to use artificial lighting powered by solar energy to create the best possible conditions for fruit and vegetables to flourish.
Automated Brassica Harvesting in Cornwall (ABC)
The Automated Brassica Harvesting in Cornwall project is developing robotic systems for automating manual brassica picking operations as part of the Agri-Tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly project.
University of Plymouth research: Speciality Crops is investigating the added value of extracts from Cornish seaweeds and native plants for anti-ageing and UVB protection properties to be used in topical skin-care treatments.
The FABSOIL project supports the development of the manufacture and analysis of artificial soils made from recycled and waste materials.
Plant Factory Cornwall
Plant Factory uses developments in LED technology to grow crops in hydroponic systems, as part of the Agri-Tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly project.
3D bioprinter revolutionises skin research
A new piece of technology at the University of Plymouth is helping researchers develop a working skin substitute. The 3D bioprinter will enable the team to test whether extracts from native Cornish plants and seaweeds have powerful skin-care applications.
A Cornish plant factory
Find out more about the Plant Factory project at the University of Plymouth.
University benefits from £10m project to enhance use of technology in agriculture
Four research projects based at the University of Plymouth have received funding as part of Agri-Tech Cornwall, a three-year, £10million initiative part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, with match-funding from Cornwall Council
Scientists join forces to boost crop production
Academics from the University of Plymouth have signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Jeddah to explore joint projects that would allow plants to be grown in controlled conditions in the Middle East
A recipe for soil
Discover research at the University of Plymouth investigating manufacturing soil.