Growers know their crop and the pitfalls that diminish yield quality and quantity. Walking the field garners valuable information, but not all problems are visible to the naked eye, especially during early stages of a pest infestation, disease onset, or nutrient deficiency.
In this study, calibrated NDVI values showed a strong correlation with the level of disease visually scouted by researchers in the field. In fact, the NDVI map was able to successfully indicate differences in barley yield between the treatments.
Arian Aghajanzadeh for GreenBiz: A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company stated that agriculture and hunting remain the least-digitized industries in the United States. However, farmers long have sought cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of their fields.
Almost any plant can be successfully grown indoors. Youll need to do a little research to learn what crops will fit into your space and lighting availability. Herb gardens will grow in small spaces and in low light conditions.
Louise Richardson writing on behalf of Lycetts: Fly-tipping is a large problem for many across the UK - not only for private residents, but also for corporations. We know that the problem exists, but few people know what to do about it when it happens to them.
Cargill brings facial recognition capability to farmers through strategic equity investment in Cainthus
Cargill and Cainthus intend to first focus on the global dairy segment, but will expand to other species, including swine, poultry and aqua over the next several months.
Andy Fell for UC Davis: "Smart Farm is about addressing the grand challenges in agriculture, using technology to increase production of food and renewable energy in the face of a changing climate,"
At the end of the day, the process of scouting a field still takes time. But drones can deliver an 80-95% better success rate of finding issues in the field. They provide precision ag with an efficient, cost-effective manner of scouting.
When asked about the technologies growers are looking to invest in this year, most farmers selected data and analytics; climate control systems ranked second.
The weed detection layers in MicaSense Atlas are designed to help growers identify and differentiate weeds from planted crops based on plant chlorophyll content. Each layer has a different combination of bands and color composite
Nina Sparling for Vogue: Equal parts urban farm and tech startup, their company, Smallhold, deploys hardware and software not only to grow a bounty of fungi but also to carve out alternative routes from farm to table.
Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we describe how this market will plausibly grow to become a $45Bn industry by 2038. We will also demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
Our small size has forced us to implement a wide range of innovative technical solutions in the sector, that allows us to offer services of similar quality to those of a big company with just a fraction of its infrastructure.
Dominique Patton for Reuters: Ambitious U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty Inc is seeking urban sites for new farms in Chinese cities as part of a global drive to set up high-tech facilities growing organic vegetables in warehouses under banks of LED lights.
Arama Kukutai & Spencer Maughan for Forbes: With indoor farming, disruptive retail, along with genome and microbial tech all vying for the big dollars, there is understandable angst for the "have nots" trying to attract capital to compete with the "have mores."
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