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C Spire Helping Mississippi Delta Farmers Introduce Smart Agriculture Solutions

Tech movement initiative helps firm support precision farming to boost crop yields, reduce water use.

Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

With the rising shortage of skilled workforce in agriculture, there's a growing need for robotisation to perform labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in greenhouses. Enter SWEEPER.

Thought Leaders in Agriculture: Interview with John Power

I see aerial imagery analytics as a powerful technology that – if used correctly – can give the farmer the kind of insight he needs to manage the operation in real-time extremely effectively

Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

A smart battery is a rechargeable battery that is equipped with a battery management system (BMS). Packet Digital and Vertical Partners West recently developed an intelligent battery management system for the Venom Commercial Series of drone power products.

Using Telematics in Farming

Telematics involves precision farming solutions by automating decisions or actions at a distance. The farmer’s “smart” machinery would apply seeds and fertilizer at variable rates based on the soil characteristics

How Machine Learning Plus Weather Information Can Help Us Feed The World

Even if we had perfect weather data everywhere all the time, there are many more uncertainties in a lot of the weather-driven agronomic models that attempt to predict crop stage, disease pressure, and crop performance

Yield10 Bioscience with Dr. Oliver Peoples

We’ve placed an emphasis on re-thinking the approach to boost crop yield using biotechnology. By focusing on identifying bottlenecks in carbon flow to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, we are identifying new yield trait genes that show promise in our target crops

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Here are the 14 startups pitching at Wisconsin's AgTech Venture Day

Nick Williams – Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal: Golden Angels will have a fund committed to the presenting companies. In 2017, Golden Angels Investors dedicated nearly $1 million for agtech startups pitching at the event.

Freight Farms Announces 'Grown,' the World's First On-Site Vertical Farming Service

New service can seamlessly integrate with any foodservice operation or support year-round CSA programs--no farmland or additional staff required

AeroVironment Collaborates with REIN's DroneInsurance.com to Offer Commercial Drone Insurance Solutions for Quantix™ Hybrid Drone

AeroVironment's Quantix™, an innovative and powerfully simple to use drone delivering real-time actionable intelligence, can now be covered through DroneInsurance.com's first-of-its-kind drone insurance platform, offering 24/7 ground and usage-based flight coverage options

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Improve quality control processes using a digital microscope

Inspection of assembled boards, connectors or other SMT components In the electronics quality control (QC) process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production, a visual product inspection is often performed. Here, every product is examined visually, often using a microscope due to the miniaturization before the product is sold into the external market.

Semtech, Senet and Sensoterra's Proven IoT Solution Offers Farmers Scale and Operational Visibility

Sensoterra's LoRa-enabled sensors reduce up to 30% of water usage in soil irrigation for commercial farms

GroGuru CEO to Deliver Keynote Speech at the San Diego Global Investment Forum

Serial entrepreneur and critically acclaimed author, Patrick Henry, to share his experience on how to build a fundable startup company

Indigo Agriculture Raises an Additional $250M and Launches Digital Grain Marketplace

-Indigo extends efforts to decommoditize agriculture with launch of Indigo Marketplace™, a digital platform for buying and selling grain -Indigo Marketplace has already connected thousands of U.S. growers and buyers, with billions of dollars in inventory and demand -Supporting Indigo's mission and the expansion of Indigo Marketplace is a Series E raise of $250M, bringing Indigo's total capital raised to over $650M

Commercial UAV Expo Announces Dynamic Lineup of Speakers for October 2nd Keynote

Leaders from FAA and The White House to be Featured at October Event in Las Vegas

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Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len contributes to this publication on a regular basis. Past articles can be found with an Article Search and are listed below. He also writes short stories that always have a surprise ending. He has also written a book on wedding photography on a budget. These can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Megalen