Dublin, Ireland, July 4, 2018- MagGrow are excited to announce that they are now working in conjunction with Farm491, based at the Royal Agricultural University in the UK.
MagGrow have taken up residency in one of the new Farm491 workshops near Cirencester, which will be used for research and testing. Farm 491 is a space for innovators to grow their business by applying technology to agriculture.
The link to the Royal Agricultural University gives members access to the University’s support and knowledge network that includes farmers, entrepreneurs, investors and academics. Members also have open access to farming data, research, equipment and resources.
Nick Jessop, MagGrow Head of Crop Science:
‘The new MagGrow facility at Farm491 provides us with an ideal location from which to conduct our field and semi-field trial programme, with the University farm offering an excellent selection of suitable trial sites. MagGrow has previously worked with similar organisations to advance the development of its award-winning technology, such as the Western Growers Innovation Center in Salinas, California, and has always found being surrounded by other innovators in the agricultural sector to be highly stimulating and rewarding experience. We look forward to developing our relationship with Farm491 and the RAU further in the coming years.”
Dr Ali Hadavizadeh, Farm491 Program Manager:
‘As the global population continues to rise and is expected to reach 10 Billion by 2050, the seriousness of the challenges to the food supply chain and the subsequent environmental impacts should not be underestimated. We at Farm491 are on a journey of discovering, supporting and nurturing new ways of farming that will guarantee the availability of quality, nutritious and affordable food for all whilst preserving the planet’s health and wellbeing for future generations. MagGrow with their ground breaking innovative and environmentally friendly spraying equipment technologies sit at the heart of our vision and we are truly privileged to have them base their Crop Science division at one of our workshop units at Harnhill. Their presence and interactions with our start up community will energise, inspire and enhance our collective approach to finding solutions for challenges that lay ahead. Welcome on board and we wish you continued success.”
MagGrow, an Irish company, was set up in 2013, employs over 25 people and currently operates across three different regions; the USA, Canada, and Europe.
MagGrow is a patented, proprietary technology for droplet formation that yields superior drift reduction of over 70% and spray coverage performance of up to 40% compared to conventional spraying.
MagGrow has many other benefits to drift reduction and coverage such as significant reduction in water usage by up to 50%, extended spray windows, and reductions in labour.
The MagGrow system has no moving parts, is easy to install and maintain, and can be fitted to a new or existing crop sprayer.