Pontifax AgTech Closes $105M Food and Agriculture Technology Fund

Pontifax AgTech invests globally in revenue-generating businesses with proven technologies that improve the productivity, sustainability and efficiency of the agriculture supply chain.

Scarcity of Specialists a Troubling Trend

Jack Zemlicka for Precision Farming Dealer: For the first time in the 13-year history of the study, recruiting and retaining technicians ranked atop the list of dealer concerns, with some 92% saying they are "concerned" about the availability of technicians.

3 Ways to Reduce Grain Losses at Harvest Time

While crop producers lay out their best plans for success early in the season before planting begins, inevitably some combination of crop pests, unpredictable weather, and even the neighbors livestock or wildlife in the area can wreak havoc on those plans -- resulting in an accumulation of setbacks at harvest.

Farm Credit Announces Launch of AgPitch17 Contest: Deadline for Applications November 1

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, in partnership with the Rural Maryland Council, announces the launch of AgPitch17.

The Seam launches peanut platform with real-time, actionable insights for farmers

Instant grading and inspection information is now available to peanut farmers through automated text messaging and includes foreign materials, grade, moisture levels and other attributes.

Universal Logic and Agricultural Robotics Announce Deal for 100 Neocortex AI-Based Systems

Universal Logic has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Agricultural Robotics to provide one hundred Neocortex® artificial intelligence systems for automation in agriculture.

Are vegetable flats the future?

Fresh Plaza: Vertical cultivation systems are seen as the solution increasingly often. By working in a controlled environment and on multiple layers, an enormous amount of food can be produced on a small surface.

Bushel™ Launches Ecosystem with Integration of Crop Insurance Leader NAU Country

Bushel is the grain industrys first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers and deliver real-time information via a custom-branded mobile app.

Intelligent Agricultural Solutions Partnering with Advance Acceptance to Offer National Finance Programs

Advance Acceptance, a division of First Western Bank & Trust, announced today a partnership with Intelligent Ag Solutions (Intelligent Ag) to offer equipment finance programs for agricultural customers.

Measure's First Drone Services Franchise Opens in Illinois Largest aerial data solution provider in U.S. expands footprint to provide localized service

The franchises primary focus is on the telecommunications, construction, energy and agriculture sectors. Capabilities range from inspecting cell tower, wind farm and solar farm infrastructure to surveying construction sites, monitoring construction project progress, and assessing crop yields, irrigation problems and pest infestations for precision agriculture.

Pagoda and AgroFresh sign agreement to supply fruit preserving tech

The smart quality system -- SmartFresh is a technology that preserves fruits using 1-MCP (1-methylcyclopropene). It mainly helps vegetables and fruits that are easily damaged during long transportation or storage periods, keeping away the ethylene from internal and external sources which usually would cause fruit to ripen, and thus maintaining freshness and good quality.

Deere & Company completes Blue River Technology acquisition

Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming - a key objective of precision agriculture. Machine learning technologies could eventually be applied to a wide range of Deere products.

How Can Farmers Track the Weather

Crops need weather. Farmers need weather forecasts. Expect to see more advanced weather information being made available as technology improves.

New Tecnotion QTR65 and QTR78 series frameless torque motors High Torque in an even smaller package

Almelo, The Netherlands, September 2017 - Tecnotion introduces a new series of smaller QTR torque motors at the SPS IPC Drives 2017. A new 65 mm and 78 mm diameter motor make the quality and torque of Tecnotion QTR series motor available for even smaller applications.

Vertical Farms May Be the Future of Your Food

The Merkle: Plenty Inc will utilize vertical farms to make it feasible to have large growing operations close to consumers. The farms themselves will be state of the art and capable of producing large amounts of food.

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