EU's future cyber-farms to utilise drones, robots and sensors

Anthony King, From Horizon Magazine: Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.

Ag-tech: The automated farm

Tara Duggan for The San Francisco Chronicle: In the field, self-propelling harvesters lop off the heads of cabbages, then funnel the 8-pound goliaths to workers who trim and sort them. Inside a nearby Taylor Farms packing plant, a three-armed robot pivots and turns to maneuver bagged salads squarely into packing boxes.

A Brief History of Modern Farming

The idea of growing plants year-round by controlling environmental factors dates back as far as the Roman Empire. Emperor Tiberius Caesar had moveable plant beds built that could grow cucumbers year-round by being brought inside during cold or unfavorable weather.

Going Against the Grain - to Grow Grain

Meet the exceptional women of the Corn Producers Association of Texas, who journeyed from city to farm, and discovered that farming today is based on advance science and sophisticated technology that maximizes production while conserving resources.

FORGET PRECISION AGRICULTURE: DRONE HERDING IS TAKING OFF

Malek Murison for We Talk UAV: Luckily, a few farming pioneers have started using their drones to herd animals, including cattle and sheep, from one place to another.

Forbes Partners with The Rise Fund and Echoing Green to Launch $500,000 Global Under 30 Impact Challenge

-Competition is open to creative entrepreneurs around the world, under 30, who are driving positive social and environmental impact through successful for-profit enterprises -Entrepreneurs will compete for up to $500,000 in value A winner will be awarded on stage at the fourth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit, Oct. 1-4 in Boston -#Under30Summit

Zerez Holdings Corporation DBA Smart Cannabis Deploys First Installations of its Advanced Mobile Greenhouse Monitoring Automation System

President John Taylor stated, "This is the start of many milestones to come in our product line beyond advanced greenhouses.

In India, an Uber for farm machinery aims to make a difference in rural areas

Jon Russell for TechCrunch: The concept is actually quite straightforward. EM3 works with farmers who own equipment like tractors, harvesters and other mechanical implements by allowing them to 'rent' out their assets to help pay off the purchase or generate additional revenue.

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore Vertical Farming in Shaping Smarter Cities Series

Imahara learns about how these technological innovations are helping to feed a growing population plagued by extreme space restrictions and resource limitations.

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%.

New Fortune 500 Global AgTech Customer Deploys Heliospectra Intelligent LED Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra Secures First Order with Global AgTech Leader to Support Consistent, High Quality Crops and Commercial Food Production

Harvest Profit, Inc. Announces Key Hire

Farm Management Software Company, Serving 900+ Customers, Strengthens Team

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to Deliver Grand Opening Keynote Address at InterDrone

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to Deliver Grand Opening Keynote Address at #InterDrone

AGCO to Acquire Precision Planting from The Climate Corporation

"Precision Planting is a strong business that plays an essential role in the growth and adoption of innovative precision ag practices that help farmers enhance their productivity"

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.

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