RGB Sensors Vs. NIR Sensors - Which Is Better for Measuring Crop Health?

Drones dont just take pictures, they capture a wealth of data about your crops health. But how do you know which data is best to use?

3 skills tomorrow's farmer will need

Mike Wilson for Farm Futures: When IBM and Silicon Valley invest in ag, you know its not your daddys farm anymore.

A Tale of Two Sciences-Artificial Intelligence Meets Agronomy

If 29-year-old me were here in the present day looking at whats going on in agriculture, I cant help but wonder what would be going through my mind-"Do I believe what I am seeing?" or "Am I inside a Sci-Fi movie?"

How Field-Centric Weather Data Improves Crop Staging Accuracy

Today, companies like Farmers Edge are installing weather stations in their customers fields to acquire accurate, site-specific data. And having a dense network of weather stations enables detailed analyses of regional trends.

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.

This Drone Business Is a Flying Success. Find out Why.

Drones can be used in many different ways, but not all of them lead to a high ROI. Heres the story of Caribe Drones, a company which discovered the full potential of drones by using Agremo to help farmers gain more insights into their plants and crops.

Plastomics is growing the next generation of crops with agtech

Christine McGuigan for Silicon Prairie News: Plastomics chloroplast engineering is a platform that can efficiently introduce multiple traits into the chloroplast and enable simple, more predictable breeding of traits.

Is Ag Tech Adoption an Issue?

Lets not forget that farmers themselves are very innovative and willing to try new things - still, they proceed with caution. So, technology adoption will most likely continue to be a pain point in agriculture, but having awareness of these principles may help developers smooth the path moving forward.

Indigo Harvests $156M to Boost Agtech R&D, Harness Crop Microbes

Frank Vinluan for Xconomy: Indigos work focuses on beneficial microbes-the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that naturally coexist with plants. Some of these microbes work with plants, helping them overcome stresses that they face over a growing season.

Go Green with Custom Water Management Applications

All the Things You Never Knew You Needed for Effective Agricultural Water Management

Antarctica Is Getting a Farm That Can Grow Produce Even When It's -100 Degrees Fahrenheit Outside

Futurism: The farm will feature a year-round greenhouse that can grow food for researchers at the Neumayer III polar station on the Ekstrom Ice Shelf.

Ikea is bringing a pop-up vertical farm to London

Lisa Bowman for Metro.co.uk: Researchers from the SPACE10 lab at the Lokal pop-up want to show the general public that delicious, fresh food can be grown right in your home, using a hydroponics farming system.

Digital Technology Meets Agronomy

Pam Smith for The Progressive Farmer: Drones buzzed overhead a tractor and spray boom projected images to simulate how spray nozzles can use new technology to spray only where weeds had escaped previous controls.

Deere to Advance Machine Learning Capabilities in Acquisition of Blue River Technology

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.

How John Deere's New AI Lab Is Designing Farm Equipment For A More Sustainable Future

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The acquisition of a computer vision startup speeds the companys goal of helping farmers grow enough food for an exploding global populatio

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Indoor & Vertical Farming - Featured Product

X-Rail: reliability and resistance to environmental impurities

X-Rail: reliability and resistance to environmental impurities

Rollon's X-Rail linear rails are a reliable solution in environments susceptible to impurities. Equipped with rolling elements with shaped and flat raceways, they are available in several versions: galvanized, nitrided or stainless-steel sheet metal. The latter version ensures total corrosion resistance, which is critical for hostile environments such as those found in vertical farming. Particularly innovative is the T + U configuration of the X-Rail linear rails, which can compensate for the parallelism errors of mounting surfaces. This simplifies installation and reduces costs.