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Technology to improve water use efficiency - Defra Project WU0123

The aim of this project was to identify ‘novel’ and ‘emerging’ technologies that have the potential to significantly improve water use efficiency within the agricultural sector in England and Wales. The project aimed to identify the technical, economic and social barriers to adoption, and to conduct knowledge transfer activities to promote wider industry uptake of the most promising technologies. The project focussed on four sectors in which water use is considered most significant, namely (i) livestock production, (ii) outdoor irrigated cropping, including crops grown under polytunnels, (iii) protected (glasshouse) cropping, and (iv) hardy nursery stock.

The project was led by Warwick University.

Short reports:

Field of lettuce
Tomato truss