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AgTech in the Post Pandemic World

With Covid-19 the World has entered into a renewed period of economic uncertainty, what impact will this have on agricultural investment, and in Agtech in particular. The growing range of agricultural technology coming onto the market in recent years has been fueled by internal budgets of major agricultural firms and venture capital aimed at start-up […]

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Food Security in a Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on many areas of life and the global economy. As well damage to peoples health and livelihoods  for many food security has also suffered. Many countries have taken steps to ensure farming and food production continues running as an essential business despite wider restrictions on economic activity. Due to […]

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Antibiotics back the news

A recent report from the OECD suggests that super-bug infections will kill around 2.4 million people across Europe, North America and Australia by 2050 unless more is done to limit drug-resistant super bugs. Health officials in England launched a campaign to try to prevent people from asking for the drugs when they do not need them. […]

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Augmented Reality

One area of new technology which may start to make an impact on agriculture is augmented reality (AR).  AR allows you to overlay sensor data, previous crop imagery or some other information over visual reality. For example a set of glasses or goggles that could superimpose another image or computer generated image on top of […]

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UAVs and Livestock

The Agricultural Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) market is expected to grow to approximately USD 4.3 Billion by 2022, with growth at an annual rate of 27% between 2016 and 2022. However the use of UAVs in livestock farming has generally lagged behind that of crop farming. However a number of livestock farmers have begun […]

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Boost for Livestock Research

Recent anti-meat and dairy campaigns during January have prompted some debate within the farming sector on the long term future of the livestock sector, with the topic debated at the Oxford farming conference. The impact of “Veganuary” on meat consumption patterns remains unclear, however it is in developing markets where the greatest growth in consumption […]

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The Ultimate Green Energy Source – Brussels Sprouts

Enjoy the Brussels sprouts today. The perfect Winter vegetable which can even be used as a source of “Green” energy.     Merry Christmas from Farmlytics.    

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Future Tractor Power

The basic design of the tractor – the workhorse of agriculture, has remained little changed since the days of Harry Ferguson, new technology e.g. precision systems and GPS have been added, but some fundamentals remain e.g. the basic chassis design and three point linkage, a drivers seat, and a diesel engine. That however may soon […]

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Market Developments 2017/2018

The latest WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) from the USDA provides an initial assessment of the agricultural outlook for 2017/2018.  Global wheat supplies are projected to decline fractionally as higher beginning stocks are more than offset by a production decline following last year’s record. Global wheat production is now projected at 737.8 million […]

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Leaving the single market

Teresa May has set out the UK governments approach and aims in its negotiations to leave the European Union, causing immediate concern among Britain’s farmers.  After signalling a clear intention to leave the single market, real questions remain on how UK trade will operate post Brexit, particularly on the issue of tariffs and how WTO […]