Crop Health & Protection (CHAP)

Crop Health & Protection (CHAP)

Agricultural Innovation

CHAP is one of four Centres for Agricultural Innovation and a key component of the government’s agri-tech strategy.

The simple fact is that climate change and a range of other factors including anticipated population growth and the degradation of ecosystems is making it increasingly difficult to meet the long term global demand for food. To feed the growing world population, it is imperative we increase our crop yield. This means we need to focus on the protection of crops, microbes and soils from economically damaging pests, pathogens & weeds.

CHAP is designed to make sure that the knowledge and insight from the UK’s science base is translated into benefits for farmers, growers and the food industry both at home and internationally. The government and industry believe that wider adoption of science and technological innovation is the key to unlocking the potential of farming by improving productivity and tackling problems such as soil erosion, adapting to climate change, managing the impact of pests and diseases, depleting natural resources, and providing environmentally friendly solutions.


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Crop Health & Protection (CHAP) News

  • Featured Solution - Data Diagnostic Insights - The...

    Featured Solution - Data...

    Five years ago, when people started talking about Digital Farming and Big Data, most were not sure what this was or how it related to field base crop ... Read More
  • Four Centres Conference focuses on food resilience...

    Four Centres Conference focuses...

    The Four Centres conference on Innovation for Food Resilience, held on November 19th, was a great success, with more than 1200 delegates from 20 c... Read More
  • Featured Solution - Soil Health - applications and...

    Featured Solution - Soil...

    Soil health is a product of interactions between plant roots and the living fraction of the soil, operating within the constraints of the physical, ch... Read More
  • Farmers wanted for battle against CSFB

    Farmers wanted for battle...

    A project to develop a biopesticide for Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle is looking to recruit farmers to help shape the eventual outcomes. Funded by a grant... Read More
  • Dr Peter Quinn appointed as new Chair of CHAP

    Dr Peter Quinn appointed...

    Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) one of the four UK Agri-Tech Centres of Innovation, has appointed Dr Peter Quinn, CEO of Genius Foods, to be its new... Read More
  • CHAP launches CropMonitor Pro – a new digital service...

    CHAP launches CropMonitor Pro...

    CHAP is delighted to announce the launch of a new digital service – Crop Monitor Pro. It is designed to help growers and agronomists predict the... Read More
  • GelPonics aims to decarbonise hydroponics

    GelPonics aims to decarbonise...

      CHAP is delighted to announce the launch of a new project to develop an autonomous, hydroponic system centered around a novel hydrogel g... Read More
  • CHAP News

    CHAP News

    The CropMonitor Pro service predicts the risk posed by a range of pests and diseases, as evidence for the need to spray, using a range of data such as... Read More

Contact & Opening Times

CHAP – Crop Health and Protection
National Agri-Food Innovation Campus
Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ

T: 01904 462062

Hours of Business:

Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm

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