Making vertical farming viable

Control Engineering UK looks at the role that machine control has played in helping make vertical farming a commercially viable option.

Farmers turn to artificial intelligence to grow better crops

Matt McFarland for CNN Tech: NatureSweet, which grows tomatoes on six farms in the United States and Mexico, is using artificial intelligence to better control pests and diseases in its greenhouses.

Agtech Perspectives From Two Days With the Crop Chemicals Crowd

Frank Vinluan for Xconomy: The past year has seen market launches for microbial products developed to help plants resist stresses from pests and harsh environmental conditions.

XAIRCRAFT Launched in Japan Targeting Global Precision Farming

Japan is one of the first countries using large-scale UAV on plant protection in the world. Take rice as an example, ground vehicles spray about 22% (in 2014), and the proportion of UAV plant protection has reached 36%.

No 'game of drones:' The serious future of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture

Drones may not replace the honeybee, but don't bet on a future of agriculture that doesn't increasingly depend on their capacity to reinvent 21st century farming.

Precision farming via satellite imaging

Phys.org: Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4-5 cm.

Startup utilizing artificial intelligence and computer vision for farming receives $15M in funding

James Carroll for Vision Systems Design: Prospera explains that its digital farming system aims to collect, digitize, and analyze vast amounts of farm data and optimize all aspects of production, from agronomy to labor management.

Organic Dairy Farmer Albert Straus Announces the First Full-Scale Electric Truck Powered by Cow Poop

Straus' goal is to demonstrate to the farming community and public that farmers can implement and teach others practical solutions to climate change.

Three Questions For An AgTech Investor

Alex Knapp for Forbes: But what attracts investors to this sector? And what should AgTech startups know about talking to potential investors?

Huge Variation Found in Air Bulk Metering Systems

The Secret is Out-Average Variation of 20% in Product Distribution.

As California's labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Geoffrey Mohan for LA Times: Now, the $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to warp speed before it runs out of low-wage immigrant workers.

Northern Power Wind Turbines Generate Significant Energy Savings for New York Dairy Farm

Farming industry can reap benefits from clean wind power and energy incentive programs.

Emerging Agricultural Technologies

Today, there are approximately 1 billion people who are underfed; and with an expected 9 billion people inhabiting the earth by 2050, we must use all of the technology that farmers have at their disposal. Technology is giving some promising solutions to this problem.

Run Dot Run. The Workhorse of Tomorrow.

DOT is a diesel-powered, hydraulically driven platform equipped to carry any implement designed as DOT Ready™. Four lift-points lift the implement directly onto DOT's U-shaped structure, enabling DOT and the implement to become one unit.

This AgTech Startup Just Built A Coinstar For Coffee

Alex Knapp for Forbes: "Our machine, using machine vision and artificial intelligence, analyzes every single coffee cherry," said Jones. "And then we give the grade back to the farmer who produced it."

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