Will AI Replace Farmers? Yes, and No

The appeal of farming isn't what it used to be, and fewer people are interested in taking up the profession. Thanks to technology and artificial intelligence, though, the industry can still keep up and yield more and healthier crops and livestock.

Priva and Octinion combine robotic activities in Kompano: a leading technology company in horticultural robotics

The Dutch technology company Priva and the Belgian R&D group Octinion will merge their horticultural robotic activities under the Kompano flag.

Selecting the Correct Material for Spray Nozzles: 8 Modern Options

The type of nozzle used affects both the amount of material applied to a particular area and how uniform the overall spray is, the amount of coverage, and the drift that could occur due to the nozzle.

Perdue Farms Expands Pasture-Raised Chicken Program, Unique Raising Practice Yields Increased Nutrient Density and Regenerative Environmental Benefits

From an environmental perspective, moving the chickens to fresh pasture every day returns important benefits to the land including increasing soil organic matter, sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil, and improving the soil's water-holding capacity.

Work starts on world's largest vertical farm build from Jones Food Company

Founder James Lloyd-Jones anticipates supplying 1,000 tonnes of fresh produce to UK supermarkets from the location, first revealed in June.

Empire State Development Announces Finalists Selected for Round Three of the Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition

20 Startups from Across the Globe will Compete to Win a Combined Total of $3 Million in Prize Money.

HYBRID LIGHTING STRATEGIES: ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND GETTING STARTED

Research on the ideal lighting for greenhouse cultivation reveals a fundamental truth: LED systems are far more efficient and effective than their HPS counterparts.

EarthOptics Raises $10.3 million in Series A Funding, Led by Leaps by Bayer, to Accelerate Carbon Mapping

Investment to help accelerate roll-out of soil mapping and machine learning technologies for most accurate soil carbon content and compaction readings

Autonomous Vineyard and High-Density Orchard Sprayer

This progressive machine uses a combination of GPS, LiDAR and the latest technology to autonomously roll down each row spraying with precision and efficiency.

Recent Innovations in Farm Equipment Allow for Increased Versatility: 11 Examples

Recent innovations in farm equipment allow for increased versatility on the farm. Here are 11 examples of the innovations that have helped change the course of farming and enable farmers to get their work done with fewer implementations and greater efficiency.

FoodBytes! by Rabobank Announces 45 Standout Food & Agriculture Startups Selected for Pitch 2021 Program

Since originally launching in 2015, FoodBytes! Pitch has become the go-to experience for startups looking to validate and grow their businesses, generate global industry exposure, and access invaluable mentorship, as well as corporate and investor connections.

New IDTechEx Report Outlines the Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

A technological and market evaluation of the agricultural robotics industry including weeding robots, seeding robots, autonomous tractors, robotic implement carriers, robotic harvesting, agricultural drones, and milking robots

Carbon Robotics Closes $27 Million In Series B Financing Round Led by Anthos Capital

The Autonomous Weeder is an autonomous robot that utilizes high-power lasers to eradicate weeds through thermal energy without disturbing the soil. The robot allows farmers to use less herbicides and reduce labor.

Raven Industries Debuts Driverless Ag Technology on Case IH Magnum™ at U.S. Farm Show

Market Demand for OMNiDRIVE™ Accelerates Raven Commitment to Prove Autonomous Solutions for Ag Professionals

Semios acquires Agworld to form independent global AgTech powerhouse

Together, Semios and Agworld will form one of the largest independent AgTech solutions providers in the world, servicing growers, agronomists and ag retailers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South Africa.

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