2018 China Pesticide Exporting Workshop: Highlights the price trend and stable supply strategies of agchem products in China

In recent years, China's pesticide exportation has undergone structural changes, and the proportion of formulation exportation has increased year by year.

Yield Lab Targets AgTech Start-Ups With €800,000 Investment Opportunity

This is the second year of the European programme for the Yield Lab, which mirrors sister programmes in the US and Latin America in offering early stage venture capital to companies in the AgTech sector, with a particular focus on businesses addressing issues of environmental sustainability and food security.

LPWA Networks Will Connect 250 Million Industrial and Smart City Devices by 2023, Says ON World

Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks enabled by technologies such as Sigfox, LoRa®, LTE-M and NB-IoT will connect hundreds of millions of stranded assets in the industrial, energy/utilities and smart cities sectors.

Some Deep Learnings from Applying Deep Learning

To build a robust deep learning model, it can be much more than training or fine tuning some existing models (e.g. inception v3, resnet, LSTM, etc.) with your own dataset. These winning models are your best friend and can usually serve as base models.

LumiGrow, a Smart Horticultural LED Lighting Company, Completes Oversubscribed Bridge Financing Round

LumiGrow, a smart horticultural lighting company, announced the successful completion of a $5.1 million bridge financing. The oversubscribed round included participation from existing lead investor, Ecosystem Integrity Fund, as well as new investors, ValueAct Spring Master Fund, L.P. and Greenhouse Capital.

Smart irrigation scheme cuts water use and boosts crop yields - scientists

BT: The micro-irrigation system, which is being trialled on a farm in Tamil Nadu, southern India, has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the yields of some crops, the scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said.

TRIMBLE BECOMES LATEST PARTNER TO JOIN THRIVE AGTECH VENTURE & INNOVATION PLATFORM

The new relationship between Trimble and SVG's THRIVE platform signifies the continued commitment to advancing a safer and more sustainable agriculture supply chain and to providing innovative solutions to farmers and their production partners worldwide.

Mapping Potassium Deficiency: Table Grapes in the San Joaquin Valley

Growers know their crop and the pitfalls that diminish yield quality and quantity. Walking the field garners valuable information, but not all problems are visible to the naked eye, especially during early stages of a pest infestation, disease onset, or nutrient deficiency.

2017 Holganix Agriculture Trial Results: Improved Yield and Crop Performance

Holganix discusses its trial results for the 2017 season on several agriculture crops including corn, potato, soybean and strawberry among others.

FireFly Automatix's New Self-Propelled, Hybrid Mower Cuts Cost Per Acre Mowed

First Mower of Its Kind Leverages, Applies Same Efficiencies as the Company's Award-Winning Automated Harvester Used by Turf Farms Worldwide; Mower Highlighted at Turfgrass Producers International in Tucson This Week

Smart Cannabis Expands Joint Venture with SinglePoint

This provides Smart Cannabis additional footprint to grow its base and SinglePoint access to some of the best greenhouses on the market.

Hortau Partners with Agrian to Offer Expansive Precision Irrigation Service

"With this partnership, Agrian will be able to offer additional services in precision irrigation to their partners," Hortau Vice President of Business Development Trevor Mecham said, "giving them the ability to provide a complete service as the growers' trusted advisor."

A new infographic from Dronefly.com explains: How are drones being used for agriculture?

Dronefly.com has released its third infographic on drone use applications. This time they discuss one of the largest addressable commercial market segment: agriculture.

Using NDVI to Validate Fungicide Treatments in Barley

In this study, calibrated NDVI values showed a strong correlation with the level of disease visually scouted by researchers in the field. In fact, the NDVI map was able to successfully indicate differences in barley yield between the treatments.

PartnerRe and Farmers Edge Team Up to Advance Global Agriculture by Offering Real-Time Field Data Coupled with Customized Insurance Products

Exclusive, Multi-Year Agreement Will Bring Farmers Edge Decision Agriculture Platform to at least 20 Million Acres Worldwide

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