Monitoring & Growing - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Finistere Ventures and PitchBook Close Gap in Agtech Funding Data

“2018 Early-Stage Agtech Report,” provides new insight into global early stage financing activity and trends in leading agtech innovation geographies.

Farming the Future and Feeding the World

Silicon Valley Forum’s “Seeds of Our Future” Program Returns for a Third Year

SoftBank-backed vertical farm set to open Abu Dhabi

Plenty plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year

Swift Navigation Case Study: Northstar Robotics

By coupling its cloud and open autonomy platforms to disrupt agriculture, Northstar Robotics is on track to solve farm labor shortages and reduce farm input costs.

A Look At Irrigation Management Practices In Nebraska

Running sprinklers on the right, impending downpours on the left – color me confused. Why would growers, who are much more knowledgeable about their crops, put down water when thunderstorms are rumbling on the horizon?

Smart Agriculture With The Advent Of IoT And Drones

Smart Farming is a capital-effective and hi-tech system of growing food cleanly and making it sustainable for people. It is an application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into agriculture.

Report: Solar Energy Advances for Ranching and Farming

Beyond providing power to farm structures, solar energy can power agricultural operations such as crop irrigation, rangeland livestock watering, security systems, and is contributing to solar innovations in equipment.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Stories

Fluence Significantly Increases Yield and Secondary Metabolites in San Francisco Cannabis Vertical Farm

Eve Farms is leveraging SPYDRx PLUS LED solutions to dramatically increase plant canopy and sustainably produce award-winning cannabis for Californian market

Giant indoor vertical farm backed by Chinese firm launching just east of Las Vegas Strip

Jeff Daniels for CNBC: The vertical farm requires 90 percent less water than a traditional farm and uses about 50 percent less energy than most other indoor ag facilities.

As Farmers Grow Drone Use, Privacy Issues Top List of Concerns

Survey of Farmers Highlights New Risks and Opportunities in Expanding Drone Market

Monitoring & Growing - News Headlines

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Launches F2F Genetics NetworkTM

The farmer-driven network creates new, independent seed brand, a new model for seed development and distribution; Rooted in transparency, fairness and real world performance

Smart Agriculture Hold Bright Future Ahead !!

Smart agriculture is an integrated approach to manage farming activities such as optimizing yields and preserving resources.

Industrial Hemp Symposium to be held August 25th in Oklahoma City

Hemp Geo Institute will host "Growing Hemp for Yield," their seventh Industrial Hemp Symposium, on August 25 in Oklahoma City, OK

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Product

WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control
WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

WaterCop is growing! WaterCop Z-Wave offers additional security, safety and peace-of-mind for any Z-Wave smart home system. Check out our newly added Z-Wave controlled water shut-off valves for water pipes up to 2" for both indoor and outdoor applications. In addition we offer Leak Stop, WaterCop Classic, WaterCop Pro, Outdoor, Dual Valve and Large Valve Systems for residential, multi-family and commercial needs. WaterCop has you covered! Please visit www.watercop.com to learn more.

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Company

Iteris, Inc. - Contributing Author

Iteris, Inc. - Contributing Author

Iteris, Inc. (Iteris) is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions to create better communities. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate actionable insights that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities and government agencies use our transportation solutions for safer and more efficient mobility. Crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our agriculture solutions for sustainable and more productive farming. Relevant and accurate weather and soil data and predictive analytics are among the most critical components to healthy crop growth, wherever crops are grown, anywhere in the world.