• Agrimetrics showcases new developer portal to tackle big questions in agriculture

    How do you value land use? How can you benchmark crop performance? How do you measure sustainability? These are big questions in agriculture. To help technology developers create the tools to support industry answering these questions, Agrimetrics has created a new Developer Portal that was demonstrated for the first time at Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference. The portal will allow programmers access to national agri-food data, ordered in a consistent format so that multiple sources of information can be brought together in new ways.

    Simon Davis, Head of Partnerships for Agrimetrics, the big-data centre of excellence, explains: “The UK has a rich legacy of data, not just about soil, weather and crop performance but also about ecosystem services provided by natural capital – for example environmental assessments and water catchment studies. Until now the value of this data has been limited as it is kept isolated in silos.

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  • Farming Data - David Godding at GROW 2017 feat

    Farming Data supports subsistence farmers in creating market for surplus

    Smallholder farmers grow 80 per cent of the food produced in East Africa. A third are women, heading up a household of the old and young. If a surplus could…

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  • Agronomex - Pascale Martin at GROW

    Agronomex makes selling edible waste profitable

    Fresh vegetables that are surplus to orders are frequently left to rot in the field, as the cost of harvesting without a known buyer is too great. Concern about this…

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  • Data Granary - Nicholas Wigdahl at GROW 2017

    DataGranary sees potential for data to feed ‘fast food’ industry

    Data has great value to those who will benefit from it. DataGranary aims to pay farmers for their data and then collect, clean, aggregate and sell it in a format…

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  • Omnia Precision Agronomy - software connecting agronomy and precision farming

    Creating the optimum seed bed

    “Omnia Precision software mirrors the way farmers and agronomists think when they look at a field,” says Oliver Wood, Precision Farming Technology Manager at Hutchinsons. The company’s new precision agronomy…

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  • New wheat genome sequence is the most accurate yet

    New wheat genome sequence is the most accurate yet

    The wheat genome contains 17 billion bases – that’s five times the size of the human genome which has made it more difficult to sequence.  A major breakthrough has been…

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  • potato yield model

    Agrimetrics brings Potato Yield Model to farmers’ fingertips

    As consumer preferences for potatoes become more specific, with both small (salad) and large (bakers) premium products the number of potatoes that a farmer can produce of the required size…

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  • Dr Cristina Sargent

    It all adds up, says Dr Sargent of the Smith Institute

    Solving the problem starts with framing the right question. Dr Cristina Sargent of the Smith Institute believes that mathematics is a clear, objective way of resolving the type of complexity…

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  • WeFarm provides an SMS text platform for small scale farmers in developing countries that don’t have access to internet. Using a mobile phone they can receive peer to peer advice on their crops and livestock.

    Analysing text messages helps improve WeFarm advice

    WeFarm provides an SMS text platform for small scale farmers in developing countries that don’t have access to internet. Using a mobile phone they can receive peer to peer advice…

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  • Farm map on your smartphone supports connected farm

    Hertfordshire farmer Mark Faure Walker was so frustrated by how much time and money he was wasting trying to manage data about his crops that he decided to design an…

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