Tony Bambridge, B&C Farming

Agri-Tech can help make us world class and competitive

“As an industry, I think we need to focus on things that the market really wants us to provide and where we have a chance of being world-class and competitive,” says Tony Bambridge, Managing Director of B&C Farming, who will be joining a debate about the priorities for agri-tech at Agri-Tech East’s REAP Conference on the 7th November 2018.

“There will still be a need for British beef and oven chips are not going to start pouring in from Brazil. I think most East Anglian farmers actually produce products that are really needed by brewers, bakers, confectioners and the poultry industry – but there will need to be a rebalancing and refocusing of our market,” Bambridge says.

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Agri-tech news update

  • Three things not to do when running a hackathon

    Published: 1 August, 2018

    We ran our first Agri-Tech Hackathon early this year in partnership with Allia Serious Impact.  It was an intensive weekend that resulted in some very exciting ideas emerging.

    A hackathon brings together programmers from different disciplines with specialists providing deep knowledge of the industry. To share the learning points we have invited a number of the participants to talk about their experiences at REAP.

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  • Read all about it – reports for members

    Published: 1 August, 2018

    If you have missed any of our events this year you can catch up by reading one of the reports. These give a great overview of the key points and…

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  • Chance to showcase your new agri-tech product or service at REAP

    Published: 31 July, 2018

    From strawberry picking robots, to bee mimics and portable weather stations – we have had a wide variety of agri-tech demonstrated in the REAP Technical Exhibition.  The companies that have…

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  • Speed breeding and the rise of stem rust

    Published: 30 July, 2018

    Speed breeding of wheat, the secrets of rice immune systems and the worrying rise of stem rust are among the recent research findings recorded in the research digest. One of…

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  • REAP 2018 – how Chinese farmers used science to inform best practice

    Published: 3 July, 2018

    Increased productivity with reduced environmental impacts may sound like the holy grail of farming, but our keynote speaker at REAP, Dr Zhenling Cui of the China Agricultural University, Beijing, will…

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  • What is the impact of digestate on soil?

    Published: 2 July, 2018

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) is becoming an increasingly attractive technology for farmers, as it adds value to waste material by converting it into biogas. Digestate, the by-product generated through the AD…

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