When it comes to certified organic systems, pest monitoring and management is paramount to a successful operation. Unlike traditional farms that have access to a bevy of specialized pesticides that can typically be utilized as needed, organic farmers aren't so fortunate.
When it comes to digitising farm records, one of the best places to start is your machinery and farm vehicles. When you purchase that new piece of machinery, you want to ensure it is well maintained, in turn, protecting your investment.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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