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Agricultural Waste into Biopolymers?

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are also responsible for producing more than 90 per cent of global palm oil, which consequently causes 27 million tonnes of waste per annum from fruit bunches (EFBs), fibres, shells and liquid effluent.

Rise Gardens Secures Investment from Amazon Alexa Fund to Help Bring the Best of Indoor Farming to the Consumer Market

Extension of seed financing enables Rise Gardens to expand reach and offerings for popular indoor garden system that enables people to grow their own food year-round

Synthetic Biology in Agriculture

There are ways to improve the carbon efficiency of plants, while increasing production. By making use of diversified cropping systems growers can reduce the carbon footprint up to 300 %.

Enhanced Zoning Using Multiple Sources of Data

With advancements in satellite technology, imagery can be taken from peak biomass to create a zone map based on how the crop performs out in the field. These maps generally look very close to how the yield map will look after harvest.

The Benefits of Automation in Agriculture

To optimize its automation infrastructure, the farm required an advanced control network to monitor the anaerobic digestion process and maximize productivity. CC-Link IE Field provided the right solution.

New Drive Developments for Autonomous Agriculture Technology

The agricultural sector is undergoing significant changes and is modernising. To take the strain off farmers, many robots are being developed to automate tasks. What specific technical characteristics should ag machinery manufacturers take into account to assist farmers?

Agronomic Plans are Useless, But Planning is Indispensable

While the reality of the current season’s challenges is still fresh in our minds, it’s a lot easier to apply this knowledge to future plans and ensure they are accurate and grounded in reality.

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First Smart Farm of Its Kind in Canada Launches in Ottawa at Area X.O

The emerging solutions will help to improve crop yield and quality; optimize production efficiency and costs; reduce waste and carbon emissions from agricultural operations; further enhance food safety and security; and strengthen overall farm management.

Organic Fertilizer as Fuel and Organic Farming as Tool, Earth To Be Clean and Green

The rising public awareness on the harmful effects of food produced from conventional chemical-fertilizer-based agriculture, the growing health consciousness of the masses, especially in North American and European countries, is also pushing up the demand for organic food.

5 Challenges For Precision Agriculture To Face

The possibilities offered for agriculture by new technologies, big data and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) makes precision agriculture a market that’s sure to grow over the coming years.

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Topcon Agriculture offers choices, enhanced user interface with new in-cab displays

With Topcon Agriculture Platform (TAP) integration, the consoles are designed to provide farmers with full-feature customization to optimize their investment by paying only for capabilities they need.

Ideanomics Invests in California-based e-Tractor Company, Solectrac

- Ideanomics acquires a 15% stake in e-Tractor company Solectrac, whose mission is to offer farmers independence from the pollution, infrastructure, and price volatility associated with fossil fuels - According to Research And Markets, the global agricultural tractor market is currently valued at $75 billion and poised for rapid growth - The largest segment for agricultural tractors is the below 40HP segment, where Solectrac's initial three models address the broad needs of the market

Irrigation Association hosts first virtual ag irrigation summit

The IA brings together top leaders and growers to discuss today's most relevant topics during the Nov. 5 Agricultural Irrigation Summit.

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