Organic Food Packaging

To meet consumer demands for authentic and fresh-tasting foods, some innovative packaging technologies are doing the job normally given to preservatives, enabling manufacturers to keep the ingredient list to a minimum.

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 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.

Raven Industries Release Two New Precision Agriculture Products: RS1 and CR7

New Products Enhance User Experience and Propel Precision Agriculture Technology Forward

Using Agriculture Drones to Move From Analog to Digital Farming: A Case Study in Quantifying the Return on Investment

For us, the answer on when to go from "analog" to "digital" farming is today. In one growing season, we estimate that we will come out positive on our investment in implementing a "base-plus" variable rate nitrogen program.

Solar SmartFlower Blooms at Lavender Pond Farm

Inspired by sunflowers and other phototropic plants that follow the sun across the horizon, the SmartFlower wakes up at sunrise, fans out its twelve solar "petals" to 194 square feet and automatically cleans itself in preparation for capturing the sun's rays.

Selecting a Precision AG Crop Scouting Solution

The rapidly growing remote sensing industry provides consumers multiple options to choose from. The challenge is selecting a crop scouting solution thats complete - that considers the sensor, software, and data analytics tools that provide the best value for your needs.

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.

Beyond the Hype: AI in Agtech

With Agrilyst, growers can understand which of their crops are the highest performers based on yield, growth rate, or both and run production scenarios with higher performers having more space allocation. These recommendations help growers optimize the space on their farm and drive significantly higher revenues.

DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular to Accelerate Digital Ag Strategy and Help Farmers Operate More Profitable Businesses

Transaction Reflects DuPonts Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market; Granulars CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont

No 'game of drones:' The serious future of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture

Drones may not replace the honeybee, but dont bet on a future of agriculture that doesnt increasingly depend on their capacity to reinvent 21st century farming.

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.

Huge Variation Found in Air Bulk Metering Systems

The Secret is Out-Average Variation of 20% in Product Distribution.

Northern Power Wind Turbines Generate Significant Energy Savings for New York Dairy Farm

Farming industry can reap benefits from clean wind power and energy incentive programs.

Emerging Agricultural Technologies

Today, there are approximately 1 billion people who are underfed; and with an expected 9 billion people inhabiting the earth by 2050, we must use all of the technology that farmers have at their disposal. Technology is giving some promising solutions to this problem.

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