RootWave is delighted to have been named as one of the top 50 most disruptive companies in the UK in the 2019 Disruption Index which highlights and celebrates those businesses innovating and leading the way in our rapidly changing world.
RootWave is proud to have won silver in the Gouden Klavertje Vier Innovation Awards at GroenTechniek in Holland 2019, the Netherlands’ largest trade fair for professionals in the public green and grey area. The jury of experts concluded that “Electric and sustainable, those are the trends in innovations” for the eleven innovations nominated for the Gouden Klavertje Vier Innovation Awards.
RootWave is delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the Future Food Awards in the Food Tech Innovation category. The Future Food Awards were launched to uncover the most exciting innovations in food and drink today. A team sifted through hundreds of entries to land on just a few businesses that offer a taste of what’s to come.
RootWave wins a £417k UK Government Innovate UK grant to create the next generation of professional hand-weeder.
RootWave wins a £986k UK Government Innovate UK grant to scale its technology across different crop types and weeding platforms.
There is growing evidence that the use of chemicals in agriculture is harmful to both the environment and human health. Maija Palmer discusses potential alternatives in a podcast with Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, Adam Speed of the Crop Protection Association and Andrew Diprose, chief exec of Rootwave, a startup that uses electricity to kill weeds.
English Heritage are delighted to announce that they are adopting RootWave Pro as the main method of weed control at Audley End House & Gardens after two successful years of trials within the Organic Kitchen Garden.
The Kitchen Garden at Audley End House & Gardens is Soil Association certified Organic, and the fruit, herbs and vegetables grown in the garden are sold on site, used in the café and supplied to The Cambridge Organic Food Company.
Managing weeds in an organic garden without using chemicals is a major challenge as it typically involves weeding by hand which is extremely labour intensive and often results in roots being left in the ground to regrow.
RootWave Pro uses electricity to boil weeds inside out, from the root upwards without disturbing the soil. It is a sustainable and economical solution helping organisations around the world to manage their weeds without chemicals.
Christopher Weddell, Senior Gardens Advisor, Gardens & Landscape Team at English Heritage comments “Being able to effectively and quickly treat perennial weeds, growing close to the fruit and vegetable crops, has greatly improved the presentation of the garden and helped the team save time and effort that can be devoted to more productive tasks.”
Andrew Diprose, CEO RootWave, comments “We are absolutely delighted that English Heritage has joined a growing list of organisations that are choosing RootWave Pro to organically manage their weeds and reduce costs.”
RootWave is delighted to have been short listed for the Innovator of the Year at Amazon’s Growing Business Awards. The Amazon Growing Business Awards were created by Real Business, in partnership with the CBI, back in 1998. Twenty years on and the awards are the most established and respected celebration of SME and entrepreneurial success in the UK.
Tim Hammerich discusses RootWave with Andrew Diprose in Future of Agriculture podcast.