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Farming: New £12.5 million R&D competition


Farmers and growers can now apply for the new competition for up to £1 million in project costs to drive the development of new technology and innovative farming methods, with a focus on practical solutions that make a real impact on farms.


Projects could:

  • find new ways to detect pests and prevent and manage disease

  • help farmers to reduce their fertiliser use

  • boost soil resilience

  • manage threats from extreme weather and flooding

Projects researching how gene editing and methods such as regenerative cropping could boost productivity and crop resilience are also encouraged to apply. Read further details on the DEFRA blog. The deadline for applications is 19 July 2023.

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