Sentera Adds Gimbaled NDVI Data Capture to DJI Phantom 4 Drone Series

Sentera's latest offering will help ag professionals collect more uniform normalized difference vegetative index (NDVI) or normalized difference red edge (NDRE) data across a wider range of operating and environmental conditions.

Pegasus Food Futures Introduce Ground-breaking Farming Technique

They unveiled plans to use artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of hydroponic farming as well as to optimise the nutritional value of the crops.

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

Amy Crawford for CityLab: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.

Some Deep Learnings from Applying Deep Learning

To build a robust deep learning model, it can be much more than training or fine tuning some existing models (e.g. inception v3, resnet, LSTM, etc.) with your own dataset. These winning models are your best friend and can usually serve as base models.

Smart irrigation scheme cuts water use and boosts crop yields - scientists

BT: The micro-irrigation system, which is being trialled on a farm in Tamil Nadu, southern India, has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the yields of some crops, the scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said.


The new relationship between Trimble and SVG's THRIVE platform signifies the continued commitment to advancing a safer and more sustainable agriculture supply chain and to providing innovative solutions to farmers and their production partners worldwide.

Mapping Potassium Deficiency: Table Grapes in the San Joaquin Valley

Growers know their crop and the pitfalls that diminish yield quality and quantity. Walking the field garners valuable information, but not all problems are visible to the naked eye, especially during early stages of a pest infestation, disease onset, or nutrient deficiency.

The Promise of Indoor, Hurricane-Proof 'Vertical' Farms

Meagan Flynn for The Atlantic: They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather-but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.

Using NDVI to Validate Fungicide Treatments in Barley

In this study, calibrated NDVI values showed a strong correlation with the level of disease visually scouted by researchers in the field. In fact, the NDVI map was able to successfully indicate differences in barley yield between the treatments.

Danish "Robot Hands" Pack Delicate Herbs

The two "fingers" of the robot gripper have built-in intelligence and advanced technology that mimics the way humans instinctively use our sense of touch when we grab things to move them.

Why Silicon Valley should take ag tech more seriously

Arian Aghajanzadeh for GreenBiz: A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company stated that agriculture and hunting remain the least-digitized industries in the United States. However, farmers long have sought cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of their fields.

Balderton Capital leads $25M Series A in 'urban farming' platform Infarm

Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: Infarm has developed an "indoor vertical farming" system capable of growing anything from herbs, lettuce and other vegetables, and even fruit. It then places these modular farms in a variety of customer-facing city locations

Indoor Gardening is a Great Experience

Almost any plant can be successfully grown indoors. You'll need to do a little research to learn what crops will fit into your space and lighting availability. Herb gardens will grow in small spaces and in low light conditions.

Automating Agriculture: How Automation and Robotics Have Taken to the Fields

The technological advances in agriculture are not just to do with social media savvy cows - the global agricultural robots market was estimated to account for a market revenue of $2,927 million in 2016, but is expected to rocket to $11,050 million in 2023.

Dealing with and preventing fly-tipping

Louise Richardson writing on behalf of Lycetts: Fly-tipping is a large problem for many across the UK - not only for private residents, but also for corporations. We know that the problem exists, but few people know what to do about it when it happens to them.

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