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News from YAGRO and information, insight and commentary on agtech and farming.

Optimising Cost of Production on Farm

A case-study with John Barrett of Ditchingham Farms – Sentry Ltd

John Barrett of Ditchingham Farms – Sentry Ltd has won our Best In Field Award for Optimisation 2020, having shown the most significant reduction in cost of production for the past two years. We sat down with John (via zoom) to talk through how he's achieved this and if he has plans to bring those costs lower.


Tech Check Project 2020

Accelerating the Adoption of Productivity Systems for Farming Businesses

Now that 2021 is upon us, we'd like to show you something we got up to last year; Tech Check. 


How the First World War Changed British Farming Forever

On Remembrance Day we think about the sacrifices made by those who fought and died, and consider the immense changes that the First World War brought to the farming industry. 
In this article, we examine the situation on the Home Front and the technology that drove a farming revolution over a hundred years ago.


Want to plug that 15% BPS hole this year?

Create a Virtual Group and learn from your trusted peers

As many of you will know, last month we launched YAGRO Analytics. We want to highlight a key feature of this new tool: our ‘Virtual Groups’, where you can share detailed cost of production data with trusted peers, for the betterment of your farm and peer group.


Introducing YAGRO Analytics

A new product launched to plug BPS hole in farm businesses

Cambridge-based data & technology company YAGRO Ltd today announced the release of their ground-breaking new product, YAGRO Analytics™, which aggregates on-farm business data into a simple online tool, and gives the farm manager incredible detail and insight on the farm’s current and historical performance.


New fertiliser season 2020

Suppliers to reward early orders

The new Nitrogen season has kicked off with early terms offered on farm. To make the right call at the right time, it’s important to understand how prices are set, and what supply chain dynamics are important. 


Insight: how Amistar prices developed once patent protection expired

Since the green revolution, agrochemical patents have been the lifeblood of R&D, by guaranteeing exclusivity of supply to the inventor of a new chemistry for a set time period. So what happens when these patents expire? We have analysed real farm gate prices of the industry classic, Amistar


Revealed: it Pays to Benchmark Your Prices

We are often asked the question: ‘is benchmarking actually going to result in better performance for my business?’ Thanks to some clever number-crunching at YAGRO, we’ve found the statistical answer. Data shows an average £7.50/Ha saving for a wheat crop, straight to the farm’s bottom line, every year.


Ag Chem Price Inflation Report 2018-19

Opportunities in dynamic price movements

Our data team did a detailed analysis of the YAGRO Ag Chem price database showing a 0.5% decrease in real farm paid prices 2018-19. Understanding these moves across 1’500 products is not an easy job. However: the dynamics of the market show how significant cost reduction opportunities might exist, even where average inflation is flat. Accurate product understanding and selection is critical – as is direct control of your purchasing, so you can pick and choose to follow the opportunities.