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Open AgTech Announces New API Standard Enabling Growers to Use Technology to Its Fullest Within Greenhouses and Vertical Farms

Technologists come together to form new standard for connecting hardware and software for the indoor agriculture industry.

The Value of Remote Sensing Data in Agriculture (Part I)

Of all the new technologies appearing on the farm, “remote sensing” systems (devices that measure conditions from a distance, commonly an aircraft or satellite) are unique in their ability to deliver information on the existing conditions in the field.

How Next-Level Field Health Imagery Helps You See Beyond The End Rows

Field health images can be compared with other important data layers, such as yield, to give farmers a deeper understanding of crop performance that they can use as they plan for the next season.

Europe’s Largest Indoor Farm

The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year across a growing area of 5120m2, arranged in racks rising to the height of 11m.

NASA Taps Osram to Support Its Food Production Research

Osram’s smart horticulture lighting system prototype used in NASA ground research to help provide space crews with a reliable source of fresh food.

Effects of Extreme Weather on Farming

When extreme weather strikes, lives and livelihoods are ruined, and farms are altered. Scientists are utilizing the most modern supercomputers to generate higher resolutions with greatly enhanced forecasting skill to help farmers beat extreme weather.

Some Like it Hot, Most Not

As we move from spring to summer, an interesting question arises: should those hoping for big corn yields this fall be cheering for a cooler- or warmer-than-normal summer?

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Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste

This method could render crops more resilient against disease, helping mitigate crop wastage throughout the world. Since the system can be implemented by re-wiring plants’ natural defence mechanisms, no external genetic circuitry needs to be added.

Autogrow's API and Amazon's Alexa leads to world first talking AgTech system

“We think this is the best use-case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) today. We’ve basically turned a vocal sound into a machine command and proven integration of different systems is possible,” says CEO Darryn Keiller.

Drone Pollinates Apple Trees at LaFayette Orchard in What Could be a First

Scott Willis for WAER: It goes without saying that agriculture is heavily dependent on the weather, and nature. So when Beak and Skiff partner Peter Fleckenstein heard of a way to eliminate some of that uncertainty, he jumped at the chance.

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Frost & Sullivan's Webinar Identifies the Top 5 Agriculture Technologies Improving Productivity and Driving Growth

Innovations like Precision Agriculture Create Growth Opportunities in Farming Industry

Women in Agriculture Discuss Industry Challenges in Washington D.C

"One of the most empowering things any woman can do is to engage in the legislative process," said CWA State President Sara Reid-Herman. "Most legislators, and their staff, are genuinely interested in their constituent's views, and if we aren't sharing our perspectives and opinions, no one will."

Could the Price of Labor-Intensive Crops Increase?

New AAEA Member research investigates the factors in AJAE article

Register Now for the 12th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference

Iowa Women in Agriculture invites has announced its 12th annual conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny Aug. 2. This year's theme is Connections, Challenges and Celebrations.

Biome Makers Inc. chosen as the Best Agtech Startup by Nikkei in Japan

The company is once again awarded for its innovative spirit and for the development of cutting-edge technologies at the service of improving crop yields.

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