By positioning sensors, farmers can understand their crops at a micro scale, sustain resources, and reduce environmental impact.
Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere-maybe even in your home.
Technology can, and already does, aid agriculture in innumerable ways. One prominent part of agriculture that can use technological innovation to increase efficiency and effectiveness is irrigation.
Farmers Remain Optimistic Despite Falling Index According to Latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Confidence Survey
Following one of the wettest fall harvests in recent history, farmers from across the country are demonstrating their negativity in the most recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agricultural Confidence Index (ACI).
Farming is one of the oldest professions in the world. That's why it's easy to overlook the role innovative technologies play in agriculture if you're not involved in the industry.
The Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) researches what the most optimal growing conditions are for indoor farming and how to produce the best crop yield while using the fewest amount of resources (e.g., water, electricity).
New Documentary Sponsored by Joyce Farms Educates Farmers on Lowering Costs and Improving Yields With Regenerative Methods
A Regenerative Secret, the newly released documentary sponsored by Joyce Farms, aims to build awareness for the transformative practice of regenerative agriculture, a method of farming that the company made standard practice on its farms in 2018.
Models and data analytics not only recap what is already occurring between water and plants across expansive rows of corn, they can actually predict what will come in the hours, days and weeks ahead.
Because hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics do not use soil, they can be established indoors in locations that have cold, severe climates. These growing methods can also be used in localities that have poor, sandy soil.
The technological advances in agriculture are not just to do with social media savvy cows - the global agricultural robots market was estimated to account for a market revenue of $2,927 million in 2016, but is expected to rocket to $11,050 million in 2023.
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.
According to the USDA, farmers spend a lot of money in AgInputs including fertilizers, crop protection and stimulant products but many of them do not work as expected, or even if they do, still 20 to 40% of the crop value is wasted because of different biological problems.
Whether were talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors minds.
The robotic industry is estimated to be worth $2.75 billion in farming with a projected annual growth rate of over 20% a year until 2022. We can expect this industry to eventually reach a market capitalization of $13 billion.
Were reappropriating previously unusable industrial space to grow crops indoors, closer to the point of consumption, at a rate that is 100+ times more productive per square foot of land than that of traditional agriculture.
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