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Alex Steel

Alex Steel appointed to new role of Group Commercial Director

16th Sep 2020

Origin Enterprises plc (‘Origin’ or ‘the Group’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Steel in the newly established role of Group Commercial Director, effective 1 October 2020. Reporting directly to Group CEO, Sean Coyle, the new Group Commercial Director will oversee the Group’s commercial operations and assume responsibility for a number of central support areas including Portfolio, Commercial

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Brendan Kent

Brendan Kent appointed Managing Director of Agri-Inputs division

20th Aug 2020

Origin Enterprises plc (‘Origin’ or ‘the Group’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Kent as Managing Director of the Group’s Agri-Inputs division, effective 1 October 2020. Brendan joined Origin in 1994 as Chief Financial Officer of Power Seeds and progressed to comparable roles in Goulding and Origin Fertilisers. He played a central role in the formation of Origin

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No digital proof needed on salisbury plain

22nd Jul 2020

John Thorne freely admits he’s already convinced about the benefits variable rate applications are making to his farm. “You don’t need to prove the technology to me. In fact, I was totally gobsmacked to be asked to take part in Digital Technology Farm trials – I can’t understand why everyone isn’t using it,” he says.Flamstone Farms consists of 285ha on

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Grid

Boosting Lending Potential with Satellite Imagery System GRID

21st Jul 2020

Improving the lending potential of credit providers to small holder farmers in southern Africa through satellite imaging. Funded by the European Space Agency, this £200,000 project, known as GroWise, paved the way for the implementation of ‘GRID’ technology. GRID is a Crop Growth Index (CGI) service that uses synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data, optical satellite data and precision weather information to

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Agrii Romania supports the first executive MBA program for farmers!

7th Jul 2020

In September 2020, the first executive MBA program in Europe for farmers will begin, organized with the support of a number leading Industry players, in partnership with the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest. The purpose of the program is to support the transformation of Romanian farms into profitable and sustainable businesses. The Masters in Business of Agriculture

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Planning and imagery improvements in Contour

30th Jun 2020

Create plans using chlorophyll and soil reflectance imagery. You can now use both chlorophyll (GCVI) and soil brightness (SOB) imagery to create variable plans for both seed and fertiliser. GCVI imagery estimates the leaf chlorophyll content by measuring the green light spectrum. It is more sensitive to chlorophyll concentration than NDVI, sensing crop nitrogen levels to a greater degree, while

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New high sustainability seed treatment centre established

26th Jun 2020

A state-of-the-art seed treatment centre has been established by Agrii UK. Built and installed by TeaL Agro Technologies at Agrii’s Throws Farm Technology Centre in Essex, the new facility allows high value vegetable seed to be treated with the greatest precision, temperature and moisture-control care for the best seed quality and protection. In parallel to this Agrii have entered into

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Children

Agrii Children’s Food, Farming & Environment Activity Pack – Available now

11th Jun 2020

We have recently updated our Children’s Activity Pack on Food, Farming and the Environment. The booklet is designed to cover a wide age range, with activities graded by difficulty as a guide. As we won’t be seeing you at our usual events this summer, we have made this available online for you to print at home via the follwing link

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Farming outside from inside the home

26th May 2020

Farmers have been labelled critical to the COVID-19 response, as they ensure our home-grown food continues to fill our vital supply chains. Due to the recent crisis, farmers who directly supply restaurants and cafés have faced a fall in demand of 70-80 percent. Farmers now have challenges with recruiting harvest labour and whilst there is no vaccine, they need to

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Yielding more with technology

19th May 2020

‘Environmental pressures, sustainability agendas, and veganism all represent potential catalysts for new technologies’: Simon Beck, Head of Digital at Origin Enterprises on where tech will be in ten years’ time. Nikola Tesla, a man whose inventions paved the way for the generation and distribution of alternating current electricity, made a bold prediction for the future in 1937 when he stated

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