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Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility

ScienceDaily: With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists have shown.

Researching the Farm of the Future

Current, powered by GE celebrated the opening of CHAP’s new Vertical Farming Development Facility, supported by Innovate UK and based at Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC).

Farmers Increase Yield with Weather Stations

The days of watching the weather report on the local news are gone. Today, farmers have upgraded to 21st century technology and trust on-site, hyper-local weather stations.

Farmers are Growing Comfortable with Mobile Apps

We will see a lot more of agriculture apps in the not so distant future. Paper records are archaic and frustrating, as well as inefficient and monotonous. The future is in digital mobile apps.

Imploding Concern: Identifying Destructive Pump Cavitation

Though a pump can fail due to age and use, the reality is that most are murdered, snatched from their prime with much life left in them. The culprit is cavitation and it sends warning signs but most are ignored.

From Robot Farm to Table: Iron Ox Unveils the First Fully Autonomous Indoor Farm

Robotics startup with deep roots in plant science aims to feed the world through intelligent farming

Rainfall Revisited: Accurate Observations And Beyond

Accurate observations are important and useful, but one must also get to the root of what the real problem is, understand all the sources of uncertainty, and understand that modeling techniques offer a consistent approach to filling in gaps

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Mr Nicholas Wright - The Role of Drones in Improving Agricultural Outcomes

Drones are becoming technically sophisticated, enabling the use of multi-sensor arrays, that can operate either singularly or in unison, to collect a wide range of data for later analysis.

DelFrescoPure® Announces Partnership with CubicFarms®

The LivingCube™ system has 12 mechanized growing, germination and irrigation machines, each built inside proprietary insulated 40’ stainless steel growing chambers.

2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest Entries Announced

The Irrigation Association announced a record number of entries in its annual new product contest showcasing the latest in irrigation innovation.

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Smart Agriculture Industry set to record exponential growth by 2026

North America generated the highest revenue in the market in 2017. The increasing population, and growing demand for high quality crops drives the growth of smart agriculture market.

ProducePay Raises $14m Series B Funding to Help Farmers Feed the World in a Sustainable Way

~ $14m funding from Anterra Capital, Rabo Frontier Ventures, Coventure, Social Leverage, FJ Labs, Greenhouse Capital, Moonshots Capital and Tribeca Angels ~ ~ Series B Funding follows ProducePay financing $400m of produce in 2017 ~

DTN Brings Local Weather Insights to Farmers Worldwide

Exclusive planning tools visualize precipitation and identify optimal field workability and spray windows

Oh My Green Finalizes $20M in Seed Funding; Provider of Healthy Food and Wellness Services for Corporations Will Expand Investment in Technology Platform, Market Growth

Oh My Green, a concierge-style provider of healthy food and wellness services for corporations of all sizes, today announced that it has secured $20 million in seed funding from top-tier investors including Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures, Backed VC, ZhenFund, Talis Capital and Stanford-StartX Fund. The funding will be used to further advance Oh My Green's innovative wellness platform, which incorporates artificial intelligence and IoT technology to enhance supply chain management and improve personalization of the company's food services.

JLT Mobile Computers Expands its Android™ Products Suite with New Fully Rugged Tablets and Handheld Computers

With its range of Android products including vehicle-mount computers, tablets and handheld computers, JLT addresses the growing interest in Android for professional use

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