Poultry producers doing more with nutritional and production data thanks to Cargill's TechBro Flex™ predictive software

TechBro Flex™, a new dynamic predictive software tool, allows customers to simulate future feeding and production management strategies to understand their impact on profits. In pilot trials, farmers saw on average 3.5 percent margin improvement by optimizing poultry production costs.

Pontifax AgTech Closes $105M Food and Agriculture Technology Fund

Pontifax AgTech invests globally in revenue-generating businesses with proven technologies that improve the productivity, sustainability and efficiency of the agriculture supply chain.

What is Vertical Farming?

In Singapore, a country with a population of more than 5.5 million on the main island that is just 26 miles wide and 14 miles long, there is a four-story rotating greenhouse, it produces 1 ton of greens every day. Normally, Singapore imports 93% of its produce.

Telit and Husqvarna Collaborate on Robots for Urban Park Sustainability Program

Telit's end-to-end IoT solutions are enabling real-time sensor data from robotic lawnmowers that offers valuable insight into green-space environmental conditions and park maintenance

Scarcity of Specialists a Troubling Trend

Jack Zemlicka for Precision Farming Dealer: For the first time in the 13-year history of the study, recruiting and retaining technicians ranked atop the list of dealer concerns, with some 92% saying they are "concerned" about the availability of technicians.

World's First Solar Powered Indoor Vertical Farm Comes To Philadelphia

Steve Hanley for CleanTechnica: It plans to grow the equivalent of 660 outdoor acres worth of crops in less than 100,000 sq feet. "The panels are already installed and turned on, now we're building out the farm.

Mouser Electronics Publishes E-books on Revolutionary Technology as Part of Popular Shaping Smarter Cities Series

Mouser Electronics has published a series of compelling e-books that provide in-depth views of leading-edge technology featured in the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser's award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program.

Trimble Begins Construction on Campus Expansion in Westminster, Colorado

Contractors, Surveyors, Architects and Designers Will Use More than 50 Trimble Solutions on the Project

Farm Credit Announces Launch of AgPitch17 Contest: Deadline for Applications November 1

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, in partnership with the Rural Maryland Council, announces the launch of AgPitch17.

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Launches 2018 Scholarship Application

Applications for the 2018 Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement scholarship program will be accepted through January 12, 2018.

Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream

Richard Jones for Greenhouse Grower: The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture - vertical farming in particular - targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world.

Inaugural Agtech Nexus event talks smart capital investments

Event sponsor and agtech venture pioneer Finistere Ventures will elaborate on its recent launch of the €20 million Ireland AgTech Fund (IAF), partnering with the €8.5 billion Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, which is indicative of the potential held by the Irish agtech market.

Proposals welcome for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing

Abstracts sought for presentations in sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LiDAR, and photonics research

DN2K Launches DairyInsight to Help Farms Be More Profitable

Comprehensive Data Management Platform For Dairy Operators Delivers Complete, Actionable Data

Here's Why Space Optimization is the Key to Higher Margins

The biggest thing to get right is sales. And sales are driven by how the space in the farm is utilized. Of course, yield is important, but growers need to understand how crops are performing and how much space they occupy as well, because the two are interconnected.

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