These kale farming robots in Pittsburgh don't need soil or even much water

Aaron Aupperlee for TribLive: Robots could grow your next salad inside an old steel mill on Pittsburgh's South Side.

Roomba Inventor Joe Jones on His New Weed-Killing Robot

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: Tertill is a solar-powered, weed-destroying, fully autonomous and completely self-contained robot designed for your garden.

Getting creative to fix precision equipment glitches

Nat Williams, Illinois Farmer Today: Precision equipment has streamlined farming in recent years. But what happens when something goes awry while the operator is in the middle of fieldwork?

Precision Farming Increases Crop Yields

Geoffrey Ling, Blake Bextine for Scientific American: Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste

'Near-zero-power' temperature sensor could make wearables, smart home devices less power-hungry

Liezel Labios for Tech Explore: This "near-zero-power" temperature sensor could extend the battery life of wearable or implantable devices that monitor body temperature, smart home monitoring systems, Internet of Things devices and environmental monitoring systems.

Rapid Change And Constant Disruption Demand A New Approach To Innovation

Roger Trapp for Forbes: Hyper-collaboration will not completely replace more traditional innovation, acknowledge the consultants. Nor should it be a regarded as a "mantra".

This quiet agricultural 'moonshot' could change the future of food

Jenna Gallegos for The Washington Post: So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming session.

The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups

Maggie McGrath and Chloe Sorvino for Forbes: "You only get 40 attempts at farming. From your 20s to your 60s, you get 40 seasons,"

Infarm wants to put a farm in every grocery store

Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: Growing out from the centre, the basil is at ascending stages of its life, with the most outer positioned leaves ready for you, the customer, to harvest.

Wells Fargo Awards $300,000 to THRIVE's AgTech Innovation Platform

Ten startups with technologies focused in soil health, food safety and traceability, decision making support, and robotics and infrastructure comprise this years THRIVE Accelerator program participants.

Australia - New network to boost farm tech capabilities

Gregor Heard for Queensland Country Life: The Rural IoT Network will provide the backbone infrastructure for shared networks of wireless sensors that constantly report on essential farm metrics.

AgriTech Accelerator Reveals Class Of 2017

Robert Morris for Nibletz: Iowas AgriTech Startup Accelerator Attracts California Startups

Agriculture giants Bayer, Monsanto merging

John Boyd & Mike Weaver for The Hill: When they are done, the market will be dominated by two large and two smaller companies - spelling disaster for American farmers and consumers who will see food costs go up and innovation decline.

Trump heads to heartland for tech push

Jonathan Easley, The Hill: Trump will visit Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, home of the nations largest two-year agricultural college program, to view the schools cutting edge "agricultural geo-spatial technology and precision farming" techniques.

AgTech - Not Just for Large Farms?

Bryan M. Eagle III for Observer: From field monitoring and equipment telematics to livestock biometrics and market access, AgTech is transforming large farms. But what about smaller farms?

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