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IoT Applications in Agriculture

The IoT agricultural applications are making it possible for ranchers and farmers to collect meaningful data. Large landowners and small farmers must understand the potential of IoT market for agriculture by installing smart technologies to increase competitiveness

Ag Startup Inocucor Adds $9.5M for Microbes that Improve Yields, Soil

Frank Vinluan for Xconomy: When applied to plant seeds or on farm fields, or used in indoor growing operations, the company says these products can help improve crop yields, shorten growing periods, and help form healthier and more resilient soil.

Industry Focus: Sensors

While there has been significant growth in the agricultural sensors industry, there is still a lot more to be done. As of now, sensors contribute to just a part of the precision farming industry.

Engineers make wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

The tool making these water measurements possible is a tiny graphene sensor that can be taped to plants – researchers have dubbed it a “plant tattoo sensor.”

Role of Renewable Energy in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Use of Renewable energy sources in agriculture production process not only will solve problems of energy and water scarcity but will ensure food security and enhance sustainable agriculture in Pakistan.

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Farming is going digital. Can antitrust law keep up?

Daniel Oliver for Washington Examiner: Remember when it was next to impossible to transfer documents between a Mac and PC? Imagine the position Bayer-Monsanto will be in when it has all the billions of data points on your farm stored on its digital platform.

10 AG Mergers and Acquistions from 2017

Gil Gullickson for Successful Farming: In a down agricultural economy, firms look to mergers and acquisitions to gain efficiencies.

Farmers bank on solar power to stave off European water crisis

Steve Gillman for Horizon: Rising populations and climate change are putting pressure on the water needed for agriculture but a solar-powered irrigation system may reduce the amount that farmers use – while simultaneously slashing the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Bay Area aerial imaging startup teams up to detect disease in crops before outbreaks

Seung Lee for The Mercury News: An Oakland-based startup is sending its aerial imaging technology to the Midwestern plains to help farmers detect pests and diseases in their corn and soybean fields before an outbreak.

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Motorleaf Reveals World's First Artificial Intelligence Powered Yield Prediction For Commercial Greenhouses

Motorleaf releases results of the world's first yield prediction, using artificial intelligence & machine learning technology to cut yield prediction error rates in half. Working with SunSelect, a leading commercial greenhouse, a new era of food production business management begins.

AGCO iVenture Summit Calls for Venture Capital to Invest into the Future of Agriculture

The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, AGCO Finance, AGCO's Fuse Technologies, and Anterra Capital, a venture capital investor focusing on companies in the food and agricultural sectors.

The 2018 Commercial UAV Expo, Incorporating Drone World Expo, To Be Held In October In Las Vegas

North America's leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, will bring together thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial drone industry

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