Western Growers ag tech center exceeding expectations

Ashley Nickle for The Packer: The center continues to work on strengthening relationships with the venture capital community, and it is seeking feedback from growers on the startups at the center and the technology in development.

Expected Harvest Moisture in Corn Seed Selection

With cash corn fetching a measly $2.85/bushel in our area early this winter, every percentage point of moisture that needs to be removed from the crop has a financial impact equivalent to a yield loss of about 1.75%.

Big Green Plan to Build Learning Gardens and Food Literacy Programs in 100 Schools

Gordon Food Service, Pathways Foundation, Carole Ilitch, others have collectively given $2 million toward a $5 million effort to ensure a healthier future for kids in Detroit.

Sigma Agriscience acquires agricultural solutions company AM-AG

Houston based Sigma Agriscience provides innovative products and solutions to agriculture, nursery, orchard, turf, and landscape markets from all over the U.S. to Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

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.

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

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

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.

Synagro to Highlight AllGro® Compost at COMPOST2018

AllGro Compost Builds Soil Health for Agricultural, Horticultural, Landscaping and Restoration Programs

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."

FieldIn, an Israeli Startup That is Disrupting AgPest Via IoT & Big Data, Completes a $4M Funding Round

FieldIn is disrupting the $65 Billion Agricultural Pesticide (AgPest) market utilizing IoT devices connected to its powerful analytics platform, providing growers with unprecedented control over their farming operations, while constructing the largest AgPest dataset in existence.

Smart Ag delivers first cloud-based platform for driverless tractors

Iowa technology firm's revolutionary AutoCart® software application opens new doors for automation in agriculture to "enable perfect operation of equipment"

Gylling Data Management and Iteris Collaborate to Provide ClearAg to Agriculture Researchers

-ClearAg weather and environmental content is now available by subscription to GDM clients through the ARM software -Major crop science companies can directly access ClearAg's historical and current weather information and soil data from around the world through the ARM software -Access to "smart content" will provide critical support to agricultural field research

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