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.

One Farmer's Mission to Harness the Power of the Modern Industrial Food Production System for Good

Produce fields after harvest are full of edible plant material that often goes to waste. Zack Andrade, President of Spinaca Farms, has a different vision for that "waste", and it benefits farmers and consumers alike.

Iteris Unveils Advanced Analytics Features with Iteris iPeMS Fall Release

Enhancements Provide SaaS-based Advanced Analytics for Multimodal Mobility

World's first floating farm in the Netherlands

Mina Solanki for IAmExPat: Floating Farm will be made from a concrete base and will measure around 1.000 square metres. The roof will be fitted with solar panels and a rainwater collection system.

The Harvest Checklist for Collecting Accurate Yield Data

With all the planning, planting, spraying and marketing that goes into a growing season, it's not uncommon for something to be overlooked come harvest time.

AGCO First Agricultural Manufacturer to Receive the AME Excellence Award

AGCO Jackson, Minn., manufacturing's use of innovative, Glass assisted-reality technology generates significant business, quality and process improvements

UK Farm is First to Complete Fully-autonomous Crop Harvest

Lauren Scrudato for Laboratory Equipment: They completed the task with basic, commercially-available agriculture machines and open-source software typically used to guide hobbyists' drones.

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 neighbor's 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 industry's 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.

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maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.