Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility

ScienceDaily: With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists have shown.

Mr Nicholas Wright - The Role of Drones in Improving Agricultural Outcomes

Drones are becoming technically sophisticated, enabling the use of multi-sensor arrays, that can operate either singularly or in unison, to collect a wide range of data for later analysis.

Researching the Farm of the Future

Current, powered by GE celebrated the opening of CHAP's new Vertical Farming Development Facility, supported by Innovate UK and based at Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC).

Farmers Increase Yield with Weather Stations

The days of watching the weather report on the local news are gone. Today, farmers have upgraded to 21st century technology and trust on-site, hyper-local weather stations.

Farmers are Growing Comfortable with Mobile Apps

We will see a lot more of agriculture apps in the not so distant future. Paper records are archaic and frustrating, as well as inefficient and monotonous. The future is in digital mobile apps.

2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest Entries Announced

The Irrigation Association announced a record number of entries in its annual new product contest showcasing the latest in irrigation innovation.

Rainfall Revisited: Accurate Observations And Beyond

Accurate observations are important and useful, but one must also get to the root of what the real problem is, understand all the sources of uncertainty, and understand that modeling techniques offer a consistent approach to filling in gaps

C Spire Helping Mississippi Delta Farmers Introduce Smart Agriculture Solutions

Tech movement initiative helps firm support precision farming to boost crop yields, reduce water use.

Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

With the rising shortage of skilled workforce in agriculture, there's a growing need for robotisation to perform labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in greenhouses. Enter SWEEPER.

Thought Leaders in Agriculture: Interview with John Power

I see aerial imagery analytics as a powerful technology that - if used correctly - can give the farmer the kind of insight he needs to manage the operation in real-time extremely effectively

Using Telematics in Farming

Telematics involves precision farming solutions by automating decisions or actions at a distance. The farmer's "smart" machinery would apply seeds and fertilizer at variable rates based on the soil characteristics

How Machine Learning Plus Weather Information Can Help Us Feed The World

Even if we had perfect weather data everywhere all the time, there are many more uncertainties in a lot of the weather-driven agronomic models that attempt to predict crop stage, disease pressure, and crop performance

AeroVironment Collaborates with REIN's DroneInsurance.com to Offer Commercial Drone Insurance Solutions for Quantix™ Hybrid Drone

AeroVironment's Quantix™, an innovative and powerfully simple to use drone delivering real-time actionable intelligence, can now be covered through DroneInsurance.com's first-of-its-kind drone insurance platform, offering 24/7 ground and usage-based flight coverage options.

Interview with Glenn Lundgren, JLT Mobile Computers

The farmer can ill afford having a device that he cannot depend on, is unsuitable for use in sunlight, breaks often or doesn't communicate reliably.

Chipotle Announces New Accelerator For Ventures That Are Changing The Food Landscape To Make The World Better

The Chipotle Aluminaries Project helps growth-stage ventures with a shared vision to cultivate a better world take their businesses to the next level, supported by industry-leading mentors like Richard Blais and Kimbal Musk.

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