Modular technology system improves crops for greenhouses and small farms

Many smallholder farmers also lack resources to use existing precision agriculture tools they desperately need to become profitable. Rockabye aims to make lucrative farming operations accessible and more affordable.

Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

- Osram's venture capital arm Fluxunit invests in Canadian company for high-end greenhouse technology - Motorleaf's data analytics pave the way to smart farming

Tradepoint Atlantic Welcomes Gotham Greens To Sparrows Point

The climate controlled farm will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and recycled irrigation water using proprietary methods that yield more than 30 times that of conventional farms, with higher levels of food safety and environmental sustainability.

Current by GE Announces Its Broadest Portfolio of New Product Releases

-Proprietary solutions include patented disinfection technology for healthcare and LED tubes with integrated TriGain* technology - Product lines showcase ease of installation and future expansion across all categories

Applications Now Open for The Radicle Automation Competition

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

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.

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.

AgShift, a US-based Start-up Raises US$2 Million Funding From Exfinity Ventures Among Others

AgShift is building world's first autonomous food inspection system using Deep learning and they plan to use the funding to strengthen product development and expand customer reach.

Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, They're Not Very Good At It

Dan Charles for NPR: Any 4-year old can pick a strawberry, but machines, for all their artificial intelligence, can't seem to figure it out. Pitzer says the hardest thing for them is just finding the fruit. The berries hide behind leaves in unpredictable places.

AgTech Startup Wefarm Secures New Financing Round Led by True Ventures

Wefarm's peer-to-peer network connects over 660,000 small-scale farmers to vital agricultural information

Mechanical engineers collaborate in exploration of robotic options for farmers

The first project partners with industry to use robotics to aid farmers with mobility impairments. The Partnership for Innovation grant is a collaborative effort between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,

Farmers Edge and HBS Systems Launch Exclusive Technology Alliance to Deliver Next Generation Precision Digital and DMS Solutions

New Integrated Solutions Provide Remote Machine Health Monitoring, Detailed Machine Analytics, and Instant Notifications, Enabling OEM Dealers to Respond More Efficiently to Critical Issues

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.

Why Silicon Valley should take ag tech more seriously

Arian Aghajanzadeh for GreenBiz: A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company stated that agriculture and hunting remain the least-digitized industries in the United States. However, farmers long have sought cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of their fields.

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