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Seawater Greenhouse brings agriculture to world's harshest environments

Matt Hickman for Mother Nature Network: Seawater is pumped to the greenhouse installation where it’s used to cool and humidify the hot desert air drawn into the structure’s growing area using fans before going through an evaporation process that distills saltwater

Detecting Disease Earlier: The Importance of the Red Edge Band

A sensor without the red edge band may still enable the detection of stress and disease, but it may be after there is a chance to recover yield potential which would result in a reduction of profit per acre.

Bringing Silicon Valley to the Farm

It’s the underlying science tools and heroes of the digital agriculture movement - specifically, machine learning and predictive modeling - that are central to the success of delivering a digital transformation.

Uncovering Spectral Signatures in a Pecan Orchard

Multispectral cameras capture spectral signatures much like a thermometer measures the temperature of the human body. Changes in plant reflectance indicate stress, but additional information is required to identify the cause.

3 Trends that Defined Agriculture in 2017 and 3 to Watch

Last year recorded groundbreaking technological advances in agriculture, even as the ag giants focused on consolidation. In looking back over the trends that shaped 2017, we can locate the signs pointing to the big stories we anticipate this year.

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Innovative Greenhouses Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Janice Cantieri for National Geographic: Instead of trapping heat, these greenhouses are made with breathable, aluminum-coated cloth netting that reflects some of the sunlight, reducing inside temperatures.

McCain Foods makes significant strategic investment in vertical farming

McCain Foods is actively engaging with entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing agri-food technologies; the strategic investment in TruLeaf is in direct support of McCain Foods’ innovation strategy.

Applications Now Open for The Radicle Automation Competition

Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment.

DVO Commissions First Anaerobic Digester Installation in Pennsylvania

The biogas generated from the waste streams is powering a 300 kW gen-set which delivers renewable electricity to the local grid.

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Grow Pod Solutions Expands Operations and Introduces Next Generation Automated Farms

Company gears up to meet demand in one the world's fastest growing industries

Registration Now Open for Trimble Dimensions 2018 User Conference

Three-Day, Action-Packed Conference for Trimble Users to Learn, Collaborate and Network with Peers

Sentera Partners with The Climate Corporation to Enhance Agronomic Insights

Real-time data from Sentera FieldAgent™ unlocks new insights and benefits within Climate FieldView™

John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

"As a leader in precision agriculture, John Deere is focused on providing customers with innovative, high quality products and services," said Aaron Wetzel, Deere's vice president of the global crop care platform at John Deere. "Our customers will benefit from this investment as the spray lab is expected to enhance product design and improve our development cycle."

Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum Offers Green and Smart Solutions to Global Food Supply Shortage

To take advantage of the global trend, intelligent agriculture, biogas power and animal medicines and vaccines are being featured in this year's Expo. Taiwan has overwhelming advantages in the IT and bio-technology sectors and has the potential to become the hub of smart agriculture technologies and applications that are used to boost food supply.

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