Sainsbury's Awards Two R&D Grants

Frozen pea producer Pinguin and precision agronomy company AgSpace Agriculture won the second produce grant, with a project that will use data from 10 Lincolnshire pea growers to assess soil type and stone risk, to reduce crop damage using biomass imagery.

Data will be fed into an app, which will then provide information to growers to allow a proactive crop damage programme, yield forecasting and interaction between growers.

The grants were announced at Sainsbury's Farming Conference 2014, held in Bedfordshire on Friday (5 December).