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Alan Bullion

London, UK

Dr Alan Bullion is Special Reports and Projects Director for Agribusiness intelligence, publishing one-off reports on the crop protection, animal health and fertilisers sectors.

Alan has worked as a publisher, analyst, journalist and editor for Informa for over 18 years, having previously worked on specialist titles focusing on agriculture and food in Asia, and on organics, ethanol and biodiesel, particularly in Brazil. He also has expertise on the political impact of Brexit on UK agribusiness.

Alan was awarded a PhD by the University of Southampton for a thesis on the civil war and conflict resolution.

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Cultivating the future: how technology is transforming crop protection

Precision agriculture dates back to mid-1990’s and has since morphed into big data and digital farming, although these terms are often used interchangeably, delegates were informed at the Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards 2019.

Digital Precision Ag

Technology is transforming crop protection, event hears

By reducing inputs, improving resource management, minimizing land impacts, and lowering costs, precision ag technologies are now increasingly delivering on the promise of sustainability for farmers and their operations, according to speakers at the recent Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards 2019.

Crop Inputs Technology

Gates Foundation: 'We need to break down barriers between sectors'

Over the past five years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has established partnerships to improve access to quality veterinary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it believes there is still the potential to do much more. Animal Pharm's head of reports Dr Alan Bullion attended an animal health meeting organized by the Gates Foundation in London to find out more, while editor Joseph Harvey spoke to one of the organization's leaders in the livestock sector. 

Middle East and Africa Food Animals

Effective fall armyworm strategy needed for Chinese corn and other crops

Fall armyworm is destroying maize (corn) fields across Southern China, heightening calls to find an effective solution to this voracious pest, which is the larval form of the armyworm moth. It can breed rapidly over great distances, and is very difficult to eradicate, with no large-scale solution yet identified.

Crop Inputs Farm Policy & Programs

UK Green Party MP calls for new tax on meat

The UK government should introduce a ‘meat tax’, as an adjunct to the Agriculture Bill, according to UK Green Party spokesperson and Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas.

United Kingdom Cattle & Beef

UK minister talks up post-Brexit trade opportunities, but farmers sceptical

Britain has significant opportunities for export deals for farm produce globally post-Brexit, farm minister George Eustice told the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) today (January 4).

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