Smart Farming is Ready for Augmented and Virtual Reality

As newer and more technology moves into agriculture through options like robotics, IoT, sensors, drones, and data analytics, some may feel they now have a full arsenal of tools at their disposal. However, augmented and virtual reality technologies should also be considered.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

How Do I Know If I'm Adopting the Right Technology For My Farm?

Despite the wide range of hardware and software solutions available to farmers across the agtech landscape, it's important to remember that technology is no substitute for good management practices.

Is Your Farm Ready for Software? 5 Things You Should Assess First

There are so many moving parts of your business that affect your readiness. Why is it important to consider all of them? Because the only thing worse than choosing the wrong software for your farm is choosing software that you don't have the resources to implement.

FarmERP: Creating a Digital Agriculture Environment

There is a need for high-tech tools that can bring improvement to the foresee ability of various farming operations. The goal is to achieve profitable, predictable and sustainable yield agriculture across all farms.

AgTech Software Solutions Aren't One-Size-Fits-All

The way we grow is changing and so are the tools we need to be successful. Here are a few recommendations from some of the farms that I've seen are doing it right.

Using Technology to Streamline Planting and Increase Yield

It's amazing how much technology has become an everyday part of our family farm, which has grown to 2,100 acres. Instead of a notebook, we use digital tools like FieldView™ so we have all of our data right at our fingertips.

Farmwave's Leading AI Tech in Agriculture Goes Live With a Subscriber Model

Slow and steady is winning the race as Farmwave's platform has taken almost 6 years to get to this release... but the AI output results and complex core in the background combined with an easy and almost social style UI/UX form of data collection is on point.

Open AgTech Announces New API Standard Enabling Growers to Use Technology to Its Fullest Within Greenhouses and Vertical Farms

Technologists come together to form new standard for connecting hardware and software for the indoor agriculture industry.

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.

AG Tech Decision and Management Apps

Farmers actively use some 26 apps on a regular basis. The apps here are just a few. New technologies such as the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing are expected to leverage this development and introduce more robots and artificial intelligence in farming.

'Tell me phone, what's destroying my crops?'

Jorn Madslien for BBC: The app, called Plantix, was developed thousands of miles away in Berlin, Germany, by a group of graduate students and scientists who came together to help farmers combat disease, pest damage and nutrient deficiency in their crops.

Here's Why Space Optimization is the Key to Higher Margins

The biggest thing to get right is sales. And sales are driven by how the space in the farm is utilized. Of course, yield is important, but growers need to understand how crops are performing and how much space they occupy as well, because the two are interconnected.

Farmers face vendor lock-in as agriculture goes digital

Jason Tatge for VentureBeat: Because its still early days in the realm of digital ag, theres a big risk that sellers are going to try to get farmers locked into their data systems and policies.

Selecting a Precision AG Crop Scouting Solution

The rapidly growing remote sensing industry provides consumers multiple options to choose from. The challenge is selecting a crop scouting solution thats complete - that considers the sensor, software, and data analytics tools that provide the best value for your needs.

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