Seawater Greenhouse brings agriculture to world's harshest environments

Matt Hickman for Mother Nature Network: Seawater is pumped to the greenhouse installation where its used to cool and humidify the hot desert air drawn into the structures growing area using fans before going through an evaporation process that distills saltwater

Detecting Disease Earlier: The Importance of the Red Edge Band

A sensor without the red edge band may still enable the detection of stress and disease, but it may be after there is a chance to recover yield potential which would result in a reduction of profit per acre.

Innovative Greenhouses Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Janice Cantieri for National Geographic: Instead of trapping heat, these greenhouses are made with breathable, aluminum-coated cloth netting that reflects some of the sunlight, reducing inside temperatures.

Bringing Silicon Valley to the Farm

Its the underlying science tools and heroes of the digital agriculture movement - specifically, machine learning and predictive modeling - that are central to the success of delivering a digital transformation.

Uncovering Spectral Signatures in a Pecan Orchard

Multispectral cameras capture spectral signatures much like a thermometer measures the temperature of the human body. Changes in plant reflectance indicate stress, but additional information is required to identify the cause.

McCain Foods makes significant strategic investment in vertical farming

McCain Foods is actively engaging with entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing agri-food technologies; the strategic investment in TruLeaf is in direct support of McCain Foods innovation strategy.

3 Trends that Defined Agriculture in 2017 and 3 to Watch

Last year recorded groundbreaking technological advances in agriculture, even as the ag giants focused on consolidation. In looking back over the trends that shaped 2017, we can locate the signs pointing to the big stories we anticipate this year.

Farming Is a Tough Business, but New Trends Offer Opportunity

As the challenges to the agricultural industry continue to evolve, we must pay attention to the impact on farmers. We must support those who feed us by finding new ways to empower farmers, both professionally and personally.

Applications Now Open for The Radicle Automation Competition

Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment.

XPONENTIAL 2018 is Just Around the Corner

This show is the perfect place to learn about new capabilities and technologies that are transforming the business of agriculture. You can see the next generation of unmanned technology and see how unmanned systems will advance agriculture today and in the future.

DVO Commissions First Anaerobic Digester Installation in Pennsylvania

The biogas generated from the waste streams is powering a 300 kW gen-set which delivers renewable electricity to the local grid.

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

AP: The German Aerospace Center DLR, which coordinates the project, said Thursday that by May scientists hope to harvest 4-5 kilograms of fruit and vegetables a week.

Is a Smart Irrigation Controller Worth The Money?

The first step is to determine what it is youre looking to get from your irrigation system. For example, if zoned irrigation or rain sensors arent important to you, the cost of a smart sprinkler system may not be worth it in the long run.

Impossible Foods Announces $114 Million Convertible Note as Startup Prepares for Rapid Expansion in the US and Overseas

-Lead investors include Temasek and Sailing Capital -Food tech startups $114 million convertible note brings total investments to nearly $400 million -Impossible Foods will launch its first international market later this month when the Impossible Burger debuts in Asia

Investment-ready disruptors in ag showcased at Boston's AgTech Nexus USA

Presentations and interactive panel discussions will address investment opportunities in upstream agtech advancements - where global investments have grown to $4.2 billion from $2.36 billion in the past three years, according to AgFunder.

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