Farmers bank on solar power to stave off European water crisis

Steve Gillman for Horizon: Rising populations and climate change are putting pressure on the water needed for agriculture but a solar-powered irrigation system may reduce the amount that farmers use - while simultaneously slashing the sector's greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Case IH forging ahead with 'Farming 4.0'…but what is it?

Jim Breen for Agriland: As a leading farm equipment company, we strive to anticipate technological change. Case IH already offers technologies that play a part in this exciting new era.

The Trade Show You Shouldn't Miss - CES

There Is no experience like CES with the largest global gathering of innovation and the connected future of technology with 4,000 exhibiting companies-600 of which are new.

Fluence Bioengineering Launches New Vertical Farming Lighting Solutions

Versatile, easy-to-deploy LED systems designed to increase plant density, yield and quality while reducing installation and operating costs.

Advantenon Deploys Mimosa High-Speed Internet to Blanket Midwest County

For the farming community, high-speed internet has unlocked the power of Internet of things (IoT) applications allowing them to tap into internet-connected systems where they can monitor and control drying data on the move and much more.

Non-metallic Enclosures to Protect Critical Controls in a Corrosive Greenhouse Environment

Reverse osmosis systems have a downside. The water produced from the system eventually attacks everything made of metal in the greenhouse, such as stainless steel enclosures. Why? Because this water is attracted to the minerals in the metal.

What's the Difference Between a Drone, UAV, and UAS?

It does seem a bit strange to have the word "drone" used to not only cover a $30 hobby aircraft that a child can fly, but to also describe a high-tech $10 million weapon used on a battlefield. Those devices don't exactly serve the same purpose. So why don't they have differe

How Cannabis Farmers Helped Create the Indoor Farming Industry

Gabe Blanchet, Co-Founder, CEO of Grove via The Spoon: While today's indoor farming owes a whole lot to the cannabis, NASA and greenhouse research, my focus in this piece is on the formative impact pot growers had on this industry.

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Announces $110 Million Series D Funding

Funding Enables Rapidly Growing Farmer Network to Accelerate the Independent Digital Farm Economy

How Prohibiting Glyphosate Could Impact Our Industry

Ridding rail tracks of weeds is essential to safety, and finding an alternative might not be simple. Specialist operator Weedfree on Track has been combatting weed problems for over half a century.

Combining solar panels and agriculture makes land more productive

Karen Graham for Digital Journal: An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project conducted at Lake Constance has proven that farming and the use of solar panels can be compatible.

Seasonal Weather Outlooks: Are the Risks Worth the Reward?

Monthly and seasonal forecasts are large-scale in nature and don't provide specific numbers for the various weather parameters. In other words, the science currently cannot provide accurate long-range forecasts of actual weather conditions for a given day specific to your location.

Indoor Farms of America Brings World's First Solar Powered Vertical Aeroponic Farm, Announces More International Sales

Indoor Farms of America announces the first fully operating, 100% solar powered vertical aeroponic indoor farm in the world.

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