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They unveiled plans to use artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of hydroponic farming as well as to optimise the nutritional value of the crops.
Amy Crawford for CityLab: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.
To build a robust deep learning model, it can be much more than training or fine tuning some existing models (e.g. inception v3, resnet, LSTM, etc.) with your own dataset. These winning models are your best friend and can usually serve as base models.
Growers know their crop and the pitfalls that diminish yield quality and quantity. Walking the field garners valuable information, but not all problems are visible to the naked eye, especially during early stages of a pest infestation, disease onset, or nutrient deficiency.
In this study, calibrated NDVI values showed a strong correlation with the level of disease visually scouted by researchers in the field. In fact, the NDVI map was able to successfully indicate differences in barley yield between the treatments.
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BT: The micro-irrigation system, which is being trialled on a farm in Tamil Nadu, southern India, has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the yields of some crops, the scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said.
The new relationship between Trimble and SVG’s THRIVE platform signifies the continued commitment to advancing a safer and more sustainable agriculture supply chain and to providing innovative solutions to farmers and their production partners worldwide.
Meagan Flynn for The Atlantic: They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather—but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.
Arian Aghajanzadeh for GreenBiz: A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company stated that agriculture and hunting remain the least-digitized industries in the United States. However, farmers long have sought cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of their fields.
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The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced its affiliate membership with Field to Market, an alliance for sustainable agriculture dedicated to defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production.
Project with The Siegel Lab in the Genome Center of the University of California, Davis
Nonprofit welaunch to Co-sponsor an Ag-tech and Food-tech Tour of Israel to Establish Business Ties Between Silicon Prairie and the Start-up Nation
welaunch (welaunch.org), a U.S.-based not-for-profit facilitating U.S. and Israel business development and investment opportunities, is co-sponsoring an Israel tour, May 6-10, promoting commerce, investment and partnerships between Israel and the Silicon Prairie
Today, a national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves the environment for society at large. This program aims to incentivize farmers and ranchers to improve soil health on working agriculture lands through the development of a market-based platform.
2018 China Pesticide Exporting Workshop: Highlights the price trend and stable supply strategies of agchem products in China
In recent years, China's pesticide exportation has undergone structural changes, and the proportion of formulation exportation has increased year by year.
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