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Rockstart Announces Startups From the 1st Edition of the Agrifood 2019 Program

The program is made up of 7 Deep Dive Week sessions, each of which has a specific focus designed to take the startups through the various stages of business development to make them investment-ready.

Semi-artificial Photosynthesis

Because biofuels are made from agricultural products, fuel production from such products implies the use of agricultural land and crops that can also be used for the production of food.

Advancements in Remote Control Technologies in Irrigation Systems

The irrigation controllers market is driven by factors such as the growing need for water conservation, increased need for modern agricultural practices, the need for the adoption precision farming, and the growing lawn and garden area.

Redefine Meat Raises $6M Round Led by CPT Capital for its 3D Alt-Meat Printer

- Redefine Meat offers a new class of plant-based meat, utilizing the world's first patent-pending 3D meat printing solution - CPT Capital and Hanaco Ventures to join the company's board

Drone Farming Market Outlook

The agricultural drones market is projected to grow at nearly 40% in the coming years to reach a value of USD 4.8 billion by 2024.

The Future of AI in Agriculture

AI will be key in solving one of the biggest puzzles facing humanity — feeding our growing population in the face of over-population and climate change.

The Age of Autonomy: Robotic Solutions for the Horticulture Industry

We call our hero BigTop, an autonomous, mobile robot with the ability to move 250 pots an hour and have a run time of 16 hours on interchangeable batteries.

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WSSA Asks: Is Unmanned Aerial Weed Control Ready for Takeoff?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, may soon revolutionize weed management. Equipped with the right tools, researchers say they can be quite effective at both finding and treating problem weeds.

Terramera Raises US$45 Million to Reduce Synthetic Chemicals in Agriculture by 80%

Company adds veteran leader Carl Casale; set to transform agriculture and achieve 2030 goal of reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80%

Researchers Reveal Plant Defense Toolkit and Insights for Fighting Crop Diseases

Representing a major advance for plant biology, the findings have important implications for the management of dangerous crop diseases which represent significant threats to food security.

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XAG Annual Conference XAAC 2019 Announced For 28 October, Empowering Next-Gen Farmers

This year's conference will convene agricultural experts, strategic partners, agribusinesses and renowned media from across the globe to explore the key trends of digital farming and discuss the latest applications of smart agriculture technology.

Climate FieldView™ Teams Up with Tillable™ to Improve Farm Data Transparency

Leading Digital Farming Platform Forges Partnership with Land-leasing Pioneer

Farmers Step Forward to Draw Down Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on More Than 10 Million Acres

Since the June 2019 launch of The Terraton Initiative, farmers have submitted 10M acres, a significant step forward for agriculture's role in reversing climate change

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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.