Tours of Riseholme Campus

Discover Cutting-Edge Agri-Tech Projects at LIAT Join a tour of the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus, the home of Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT). Gain an insight into some of the agri-tech projects and research taking place via demonstrations and interaction with academics and researchers.

Strawberry Research and Trial Site

Collaborative research projects between the University of Lincoln, SAGA Robotics and Berry Gardens Ltd, supported by UK Research and Innovation focuses on increasing productivity, food safety, and reducing the environmental impact in soft fruit production. Visitors will be able to learn more about the following areas:

  • Robotic harvesting process
  • Phenotyping Robotics—gathering data on plant traits, pests and disease using multi-scale approaches with novel and traditional sensor devices
  • Application of treatments for plant health
  • Use of a ‘Precision Irrigation Package’

Agri-Robotics Demonstration Area (Plowright House)

  • A demonstration of robots exploring navigation, planning and image processing systems in a simulated environment.
  • Discover how these small devices will operate ‘in the field’ and the potential benefits of using this type of technology

Barclays Eagle Lab Farm and Agri-Robotics Demonstration Space

An Agritech business innovation hub supporting the future of farming.

Opened in October 2020, the Barclays Eagle Lab Farm based at Riseholme provides support for agritech start-ups. Meet the Lincoln Team to find out how they can help your business including joining the Eagle Lab agri-tech national network. Find out more about the opportunities at the Barclays Eagle Lab Farm at Riseholme and the support they can offer your business

Polytunnel Trials Area

Discover the latest development in weeding technology, and understand the different platforms available through the ‘vision-guided weeding systems’ project with Garford Farm Machinery, Saga Robotics and LIAT. Experience the precision technology with demonstrations in a polytunnel environment, and hear from the project team about how the system operates in various environments.

Research Refrigeration Centre

Find out more about the latest projects involving refrigeration technology, including Hubl, an innovative start-up providing sustainable and environmentally-friendly logistics solutions, such as the ‘last mile’ project.

The Refrigeration Research Centre (RRC) is a facility harnessing cutting-edge technology that precisely models the essential dynamics of a typical supermarket. It is a fantastic base to conduct research, including the recent project which examined how to modify refrigeration control in proportion to the available energy on the National Grid, while also optimising food temperature control (funded by UK Research and Innovation as part of a Knowledge Transfer Network – by the University of Lincoln, IMS Evolve, Tesco Stores and The Grimsby Institute).