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.
The modern-day desire for efficiency through automation has spread its way into every industry. Even in the agriculture sector, unmanned ground vehicles are being considered to supplement work with crops and improve farm management.
The world's first mango auto-harvester was presented at the recent Australian Mango conference in Darwin, while the first commercial robotic apple harvester is already in use in New Zealand.
With the emergence of agtech start-ups that rely on specific tech-led innovation within the insurance value chain, it has helped expedite the speed with which farmers receive necessary reimbursements and support.
The use of smartphones among farmers has been steadily increasing since 2009, and this is expected to grow extensively in the coming years. Additionally, labor costs account for nearly 60% of the total agriculture costs.
High consumer expectations, low levels of appreciation make it tough to be a farmer, finds new research
Farmers should care most about "providing safe, healthy, abundant and affordable food," said a majority of survey takers. Yet those same respondents would prefer their food come from smaller/specialty, local or organic farms-which can't necessarily compete on cost.
Forbes Announced AgTech Summit In Indianapolis With Focus On The Future Of Food, Animal Health, Soybeans And More
This event will continue the conversation around the "future of food," with a special focus on animal health, protein and crops like soybeans that are produced in the Midwest. It will explore solutions to the critical challenges affecting the world's food supply.
While conventional plant cultivation practices cause climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation, this is not the case with sustainable agriculture.
InsurTech platform delivers seamless access to field-centric data, automated processes, advanced claim analytics, and cognitive reporting, creating a new digital connection between insurance providers and growers.
AGI to lead Farmobile's latest investment round, continuing the mission to build the foundational technology of agriculture
BigTop solves the repetitive and laborious task of moving and spacing pots of different sizes and weights in greenhouses and nurseries. BigTop can move up to nine plant pots at a time and then place the plants securely on its rotating robotic platform base.
Themed with "Better Technology, Better Life", the congress emphasised the industry applications of drones in agriculture, public safety, land management, civil aviation, environmental protection, disaster rescue, etc.
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.
Few market sectors are as dynamic as agriculture. The value-chain has to manage volatile prices, changeable weather, 24/7 consumer demands, regulatory changes and global challenges
New York City alone has over 14,000 acres in prime rooftop real estate; it's no surprise rooftop farms are mushrooming all over the US. Chicago has 509 roofs which are now partially or fully covered with vegetation.
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