Duxton’s Agri Bits and Pieces – Vol. 407



This weeks quote is based on advocating high-level technology for agricultural developments. Drones with compact multispectral imaging sensors, GPS map creation through onboard cameras, heavy payload transportation and livestock monitoring with thermal-imaging camera-equipped drones have been tested on livestock farms. This technology is expected to improve agricultural management and allow a lot of potential for agriculture in general. The Chief Executive Officer and founder, Seyi Oyenuga mentioned:


“Drones can be made specifically for business use and farming in particular, they can capture geo-referenced, overlapping, high-resolution images of 400 hectares in a single flight; can seamlessly upload data and produce agricultural analytics from their data management systems, and fly autonomously from take-off to landing.” – Seyi Oyenuga


Nigerian Tribune, 16th of December 2018






Research Looks at Natural Fertilizer for Greener Agriculture, Cleaner Water

Chemical fertilizer is made of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus causing them to require a huge amount of energy to produce. The University of Michigan has completed research on finding…

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Duxton’s Agri Bits and Pieces – Vol. 406



This weeks quote is based on the blockchain trial which is aimed at boosting food safety, improve animal welfare and monitor export security for Australian beef. The beef market is integral to the Australian economy and is relevant on an international scale as Australia is the third largest beef exporter in the world.


“Research shows us that ethical standards and concerns for animal welfare, along with authenticity and proof of product origin, are amongst the top priorities for Chinese consumers. It’s also what’s driving consumer interest in Australian products,” BeefLedger chairman Warwick Powell says.

Australasian Transport News – Buy and Sell Transport, 10th of December 2018





New Agriculture Robot SWEEPER Lends a Hand in Pepper Picking

To combat massive labor shortages, the agricultural industry is turning to robots like SWEEPER to fulfill its harvesting needs. Farmers are suffering to find efficient, affordable labor to pick and sort crops. SWEEPER is the industry’s newest attempt to ease its labor burden via automation.


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Duxton’s Agri Bits and Pieces – Vol. 405



This weeks quote is based on Canadian farmers and expresses the opinion of Lawrence MacAulay, the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food on cultivation and its importance in the Canadian Economy.


“The Government knows that Canadian farmers and food processors are key drivers of the Canadian economy. Through the Fall Economic Statement, we will continue to invest in the Canadian agriculture and food system by increasing market access for exports, supporting innovation and modernizing federal regulations. By keeping Canadian agriculture and agri-food businesses competitive, innovating and growing, we are helping creating more good jobs for our middle class.” – Lawrence MacAulay, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Lawrence MacAulay, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, December 1st 2018






Grape Production in Iran’s Jowzan Valley Declared Globally Important Agricultural Heritage

The GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group stated the traditional grape cultivation in Malayer Country’s and was formally recognized as a Global Important Agricultural Heritage System on Friday.

“We, as the responsible body in Iran in this…

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