Some Like it Hot, Most Not

As we move from spring to summer, an interesting question arises: should those hoping for big corn yields this fall be cheering for a cooler- or warmer-than-normal summer?

Increasing Agricultural Sustainability

For the agriculture industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the ability to improve sustainability in every area, from the field to the data center.

RippleNami Powers Kenya's First Real-time Livestock Traceability Programme Enabling Trade and Food Safety

Kenya Veterinary Association partners with RippleNami to capture critical livestock data assets. Launching this programme addresses long standing challenges such as disease control and surveillance and traceability etc.

Field Data Poised For Future Food Chain

The use of real-time data is beginning in agricultural sectors with high-value highly perishable crops such as fresh vegetables, berries and other fresh fruit. There is more communication between the field and the processor in those sectors

Electrifying Container Farming & Indoor Agriculture

What you want to grow indoors are high value and short shelf-life crops that you can stack or vertically rack to grow. For instance, in pods and warehouses, you grow plants by stacking multiple beds vertically or horizontally.

FoodLogiQ Launches New Innovation Lab

FoodLogiQ announced the creation of FoodLogiQ Labs, a research and development hub dedicated to the acceleration of new products and solutions to meet the growing needs of the food industry.

Soil Health Institute Announces Methods for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators at a Continental Scale

By project conclusion in 2020, SHI expects to have the data required for recommending scientifically-sound soil health indicators to help farmers, scientists, agricultural policy makers, and others answer the fundamental question: Just how healthy are our soils?

Modular technology system improves crops for greenhouses and small farms

Many smallholder farmers also lack resources to use existing precision agriculture tools they desperately need to become profitable. Rockabye aims to make lucrative farming operations accessible and more affordable.

The Future of Ag-Tech, Aerial Technology, and Running a Successful Operation

Q & A with IntelinAir's CEO, Al Eisaian. While the march of technology continues to accelerate, I'm very excited about three things happening in the ag-tech industry in relation to aerial technology.

Why Narrow Bands Matter

Advancements like nutrient monitoring and early disease detection are only possible using precise, repeatable measurements. To generate such measurements, a multispectral camera must be a "narrow band" camera.

Tradepoint Atlantic Welcomes Gotham Greens To Sparrows Point

The climate controlled farm will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and recycled irrigation water using proprietary methods that yield more than 30 times that of conventional farms, with higher levels of food safety and environmental sustainability.

Growing with Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaponics

Because hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics do not use soil, they can be established indoors in locations that have cold, severe climates. These growing methods can also be used in localities that have poor, sandy soil.

The Precipitation Problem In Agriculture

Fortunately, our ability to provide useful precipitation forecasts beyond the next few hours is not highly dependent on our ability to measure what has actually happened.

Why Virtual Sensors Could Save California's At-Risk Almond Yields

A group grid of points (or virtual sensors) are created by an initial model estimate of the conditions at the surface (and above) and that virtual sensor is then nudged by the observations around it to the more accurate value.

Understanding Which Fields Are Ready for Planting with AgMRI

Thermal imagery is a game of correlation: we use long-wave infrared radiation to give us insights on the temperature profile of the field, but we can also make correlations to other weather-sensitive metrics such as grain moisture and anaerobic zones.

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