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

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.

Farming the Future and Feeding the World

Silicon Valley Forum's "Seeds of Our Future" Program Returns for a Third Year

Swift Navigation Case Study: Northstar Robotics

By coupling its cloud and open autonomy platforms to disrupt agriculture, Northstar Robotics is on track to solve farm labor shortages and reduce farm input costs.

Pouring Fuel on the Fire - on Product Market Fit

In agriculture, it's common for new products to go through field trials. Trials are lengthy and are often run at the cost of the vendor who is looking to build a proof of concept for their product.

Holistic Farm Management

To find sustainability and success, farmers need to mimic nature. Holistic farm management does not function without establishing goals and values that fit with the quality of life that a farmer is trying to accomplish.

Bringing Silicon Valley to the Farm

It's the underlying science tools and heroes of the digital agriculture movement - specifically, machine learning and predictive modeling - that are central to the success of delivering a digital transformation.

3 Trends that Defined Agriculture in 2017 and 3 to Watch

Last year recorded groundbreaking technological advances in agriculture, even as the ag giants focused on consolidation. In looking back over the trends that shaped 2017, we can locate the signs pointing to the big stories we anticipate this year.

Farming Is a Tough Business, but New Trends Offer Opportunity

As the challenges to the agricultural industry continue to evolve, we must pay attention to the impact on farmers. We must support those who feed us by finding new ways to empower farmers, both professionally and personally.

How Prohibiting Glyphosate Could Impact Our Industry

Ridding rail tracks of weeds is essential to safety, and finding an alternative might not be simple. Specialist operator Weedfree on Track has been combatting weed problems for over half a century.

3 Crop Insurance Enhancements with Satellite Technology

Satellite technology allows you to move forward with data you know is accurate and reliable, helping with more precise loss adjustment processes, reports and index-based models for your clients.

Decoding barcoding: everything you've ever wanted to know about traceability

Typically growers want to see the seed date, variety, quantity, and maybe harvest date on a plant tag. This can all be done with barcodes.

Is Ag Tech Adoption an Issue?

Let's not forget that farmers themselves are very innovative and willing to try new things - still, they proceed with caution. So, technology adoption will most likely continue to be a pain point in agriculture, but having awareness of these principles may help developers smooth the path moving forward.

Deere to Advance Machine Learning Capabilities in Acquisition of Blue River Technology

Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming - a key objective of precision agriculture.

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