5G Is Coming to Agriculture

5G speeds surpass wireline network speeds and offer latency of 1 millisecond or lower, which is advantageous for applications that require real-time feedback. 5G will facilitate an increase in the amount of data transmitted over wireless systems.

Solectrac Wins 500K Bay Area Air Quality Grant to Demonstrate Electric Tractor Viability

The California Air Resources Board created a new project category late last year for advanced technology demonstration projects to show the viability of new technologies, such as Solectrac's electric tractors, to perform the same work as the diesel equipment they would replace.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

Feeding Frontline Communities

Congress has a golden opportunity to create jobs and deliver nutritious, local, and sustainable produce to people who live in frontline and food desert communities. These are the people who suffer the most from a lack of access to nutritious produce.

Cattle Ranch Beefs Up Savings with Solar Energy

The farmer realized it would be more cost-effective and environmentally sound to begin sourcing their electricity from the sun. Impressively, the new solar system provides enough energy to irrigate 450 hectares (1,112 acres) of corn, oat and pastures for cattle ranching.

Syngenta Announces Plans for New Seeds R&D Innovation & Customer Experience Center in Northern Illinois

World-class site will showcase leading seeds and digital technologies and spotlight Syngenta's product development through on-farm collaboration with growers

AI-Powered Agricultural Robots: A Revolution in Affordable Ultra-Precision

Robotics and AI are enabling a revolution in affordable precision, which will eventually upend familiar norms in agrochemical supply, in agricultural machine design, and in farming practices.

The 3 Ways in Which COVID-19 is Pushing Ag Data Transformation

When it comes to agricultural technology, I think that some of the changes we are currently seeing will become permanent; COVID is forcing many of us to change the way we think and conduct our jobs.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Agronomists

The demand for agronomists in the agriculture industry is growing every single day. Producing profitable crops while minimizing a farmers risk and benefiting their operation in the long term is getting more and more complex every year.

Realizing the Key Benefits of a Digital Transformation

The Digital Transformation of the agricultural industry started many years ago, but the current COVID-19 pandemic has sped up this process for many businesses and individuals.

Agbots in Farming

The use of agbots is increasing to help with the shortage of human farm labor. Robots are being used to pick fruit, milk cows, and other jobs that formerly required human labor. These agbots have specialized arms that can perform a variety of farm duties.

Automated Farming: XAG Introduces Rice Seeding Drone to Mitigate Labour Shortage

To overhaul the labour-intensive rice farming industry, XAG is scaling up drone applications in China that enable night-time seeding at peak period.

Perdue Farms Becomes the First Poultry Company in the United States To Create a Pollinator-Friendly Habitat Throughout its Solar Installation

A pollinator-friendly ground cover consists of a variety of flowering plants that provide food in the form of nectar and pollen. It contains a mixture of plants that bloom from early spring to late fall so that flowers will be available when pollinators are active.

SAS Boosts Healthy Bee Populations Through Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, SAS is using technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee populations.

IDTechEx Research - Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans. Machines have demonstrated the technical viability and the emphasis has long shifted to the finer details of ROI, reliability, business model, etc.

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