Integrated pest management and the future of farming

Tuesday 9 June 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This online event is organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network with the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield and the Transforming Food Production team of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

It will bring together a varied audience including industry, academia, farmers, growers, government and funders. The aim is to achieve an agri-tech industry opinion around integrated pest management (IPM) to drive compelling discussions during and after the event.

Crop Innovation and Soil Pipeline (CSIP) – webinar series on developing tools for sustainable crop development

Dr. Anjil Srivastava is hosting three webinars on behalf of Durham University Department of Biosciences.

Each day from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th May 2020, 10.30am-1.30pm BST, there will be one webinar with speakers covering different topics regarding the latest research in plant science.

Growth and Development – Wednesday 27th May

  • 10.30-11.00 am: Dr. Peter Etchells, Durham University, UK
  • 11.00-11.30 am: Dr.

Rapid Evidence Synthesis Training

Rapid Evidence Synthesis Training


Places for this event are limited to Early Career Researchers, and must be applied for in advance by 10th February. Read below for more information

Call for ECRs: training to publish a Rapid Evidence Synthesis paper that informs policy

The N8 AgriFood Programme and theUnive rsities of Leeds and York are offering a unique opportunity to be trained in Rapid Evidence Synthesis by world leading evidence synthesis expert,

Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meeting

Genetics Society Arabidopsis Meeting

N8 AgriFood is sponsoring the UK Genetics Society’s  Arabidopsis Meeting, being held at Durham University on April 21st and 22nd.



About the Event

Arabidopsis was the third multicellular eukaryote to be sequenced and it remains the best-characterised genome in the plant kingdom. The Genetics Society Arabidopsis Special Interest Group provides a platform for discussing fundamental research in this model organism.

PhD Seminar – Engaging with Industry

PhD Seminar - Engaging with Industry

Fast Track Your Research Impact with Industry

About this Event

N8 AgriFood students are invited to apply for a place at our Engaging with Industry Training day – the latest event in N8 AgriFood’s Doctoral Training Seminar Series.

The event, on February 26 2020, will provide an interactive session for 3rd and 4th year students who are considering a career in industry or who want to improve their skills in translating research for industry.

Urban Agriculture Cluster Innovation Visit

Urban Agriculture Cluster Innovation Visit

Urban Agriculture Cluster Innovation Visit: Stockbridge Technology Centre Thursday 6th February 2020

In February we invite you to join us on the first of a series of “Innovation Visits” to facilities and businesses who are innovating the Urban
Agriculture space.

The purpose of the trips is to open the door for academics/researchers and industry to meet and share knowledge, develop new relationships and work together to help address the challenges facing us in these difficult and changeable times.

Indoor food production: challenges and opportunities

This N8 AgriFood Innovation workshop, co-hosted with Stockbridge Technology Centre, explored the new and novel farming systems that have capitalised on recent developments in precision technologies and automated control; SMEs and large businesses from across the sector attended

The future of agri-environmental sensing

This N8 AgriFood explanatory workshop in Sheffield explored key trends and technologies across low-cost sensing, high-resolution monitoring and precision and closed-loop technologies