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Autonomous weeding and its future in Agriculture

The demand for LaserWeeders is enormous. We are just getting started on our mission to help farmers reduce chemical use, minimize tilling, and overcome labor challenges associated with conventional weed control methods.

Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds

Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a new NASA study published in the journal, Nature Food.

Improve Profitability by Optimizing the Use of Fertilizer

One of the biggest obstacles to profitability in the agriculture industry is knowing how much fertilizer to use. If farmers don’t use enough, yields will be low, and profitability will suffer.

Adaptive Swarm Robotics Could Revolutionize Smart Agriculture

The multidisciplinary research team believes that by utilizing swarm robotics to reduce soil compaction and working to avoid herbicide-resistant weeds through nonchemical methods of control, significant ecological and environmental benefits can be achieved.

Increase Yield While Reducing Costs and Minimizing the Environmental Footprint

At the core of the Watsons’ success has been a proactive approach to seek out and adopt new technologies that support their farming and environmental philosophy.

Motorized Pruning Shears Make Quick Work for Vineyards

Electric shears are connected to the battery which is normally fastened onto the wine growers belt with a short cable while the electrical motors are integrated into the shear’s handles and apply the necessary force.

On the Roof of Ecuador, XAG Spearheads Drones for Sustainable Andean Farming

The demonstrations on potato fields have presented the high potential of fully autonomous drones in reducing labour cost and agricultural pesticide exposure.

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Bayer, Microsoft Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Optimize and Advance Digital Capabilities for Food, Feed, Fuel, Fiber Value Chain

Bayer agronomic expertise and leading digital farming platform, combined with Microsoft Azure, form the foundation for new digital solutions to advance agriculture and adjacent industries

87% of US Agriculture Businesses Are Currently Using AI

87% of US agriculture businesses are currently using AI technologies, up from 74% at this time last year, according to new research released today.

Digi-Key, Seeed Studio and Machinechat Introduce Industry's First Private LoRaWAN-in-a-Box Solutions

The first LoRaWAN-in-a-Box solution is focused on rapid deployment of smart agriculture and precision farming projects.

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Scale Microgrid Solutions To Develop Modular Microgrid for Trinity Fruit Company

Committed to practicing sustainable agriculture and production, their facility has been outfitted with motion sensor lighting and solar panels to displace nearly 100% of the company's electricity.

Solectrac, an Ideanomics Company, Named a Top-10 Product Winner at 2022 World Ag Expo

- The zero-emission e70N tractor is one of this year's Top-10 New Products, selected by World Ag Expo officials as a cutting-edge product to help farmers save time and money - Solectrac will showcase the e70N tractor, with groundbreaking zero-emission technology specifically designed for vineyard operations, at the World Ag Expo, Feb. 8-10, 2022 in Tulare, Calif.

AquaManager Grows Long-term Partnership with Kılıç Deniz

aquaManager, the leading aquaculture management software brand is excited to announce the expansion of the long-lasting partnership with Kılıç Deniz, towards the full digitization of production, using IoT technologies, mobile applications and brand-new Azure cloud infrastructure.

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