The 3 Main Categories of Drones and Their Advantages & Disadvantages

Sales of drones are expected to rise from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7 million in 2020, a staggering 180% increase. This means newer and more varied versions of them are constantly hitting the market, making it difficult to keep up with the different types of models.

Best-in-Class Corn Stand Counts with Drone Technology

Want to know how to perform in-depth and accurate stand counts to pinpoint areas of potential yield loss and take corrective measures at key times during the growing season?

Good-bye golf course, hello olive groves! New Palm Springs enclave to become an 'agri-hood'

Marilyn Kalfus for the OC Register: The 300-acre sustainable community, named Miralon, is planned as one of the nations largest agricultural neighborhoods, or "agri-hoods," where new homes crop up around community farms.

Saudi Arabia Just Made Plans To Build Mega Metropolis Powered Entirely By Renewables

Brian Spaen for GreenMatters: Theyll be farming in solar-powered greenhouses and vertical farms in densely-populated locations. This will bring in fresh crops to the community, adding to the great quality of life theyre hoping to achieve through its other sectors.

How Smart Farms Are Making the Case for Rural Broadband

New Smart Farm technologies can give America's growers the ability to monitor crop conditions in real time, respond to technical problems before machinery breaks down in the field and consult with the world's foremost agronomic experts with the push of a button.

Roots $5m IPO will heat the ground so we can grow strawberries in winter

Melissa Yeo for Stockhead: Roots sells an underground heating and cooling system for crops that increases yields and allows crops to be grown out of season.

9 Ways Agricultural Drones Revolutionize Your Farm or Ranch

Drones allow you to see your entire farm from the sky, but also zoom to within inches above the plants. With resolution of 20 inches (50 cm), drones get you close enough to count individual crop rows. Satellite imagery, by comparison, has resolution of just 65 feet (20 m).

GardenSpace, a Smart Garden Robot that Waters, Monitors, and Protects Plants, Launches on Kickstarter

The GardenSpace camera sensor monitors health by determining how chlorophyll level, plant growth, and plant temperature change over time, and then sends precise information to the gardener via an accompanying app.

Small, light robotics to take over big tractors as future for farm machinery

Gerald Piddock for NZ Farmer: Larger farming machinery will be replaced by more efficient systems relying on emerging technologies, agricultural robotics expert Simon Blackmore says.

Discover NDVI and Its Valuable Uses in Agriculture

NDVI gives powerful insights and makes it easier to visualize crop health that the naked eye cant see. It shows you where the problem is in advance so you can fix it faster. NDVI technology does not replace humans, but it does help make your job easier.

It is Agriculture's Turn to Put the Next Generation of Digital Technologies to Work

It is exciting to see the technologies that have made a life-saving difference in medicine now being applied to producing more food from every acre with the best quality.

'Tell me phone, what's destroying my crops?'

Jorn Madslien for BBC: The app, called Plantix, was developed thousands of miles away in Berlin, Germany, by a group of graduate students and scientists who came together to help farmers combat disease, pest damage and nutrient deficiency in their crops.

Precision Irrigation - Seeing The Big Picture

The inter-play between atmospheric processes, land-subsurface processes and agronomic processes must be considered to make irrigation decisions that promote the economical use of water and energy for the highest crop yield and quality.

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.

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