Researchers Reveal Plant Defense Toolkit and Insights for Fighting Crop Diseases

Representing a major advance for plant biology, the findings have important implications for the management of dangerous crop diseases which represent significant threats to food security.

High consumer expectations, low levels of appreciation make it tough to be a farmer, finds new research

Farmers should care most about "providing safe, healthy, abundant and affordable food," said a majority of survey takers. Yet those same respondents would prefer their food come from smaller/specialty, local or organic farms-which can't necessarily compete on cost.

Precision Farming Market to cross USD 12 billion by 2025

The remote sensing technology in the precision farming market is expected to witness a growth rate of over 17% over the forecast timeline.

Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium to Revolutionize Agriculture

First-of-its-Kind Consortium Develops Crops Intended for Indoor Agriculture

Smart Greenhouse Changing Agriculture: Next Hot Trend in Smart Farming

The developing requirement for smart cultivating inferable from the massively rising populace is one of the key factors that is anticipated to enhance the development of the global smart greenhouse market in the following couple of years.

Cannabis greenhouses are creating light pollution, but there are solutions

Lights block out stars on clear nights and create bright, colourful skies on overcast nights

United States $3 Billion Vertical Farming Market to 2024

The vertical farming technique offers speedier supply chain for seedling production and with an eight-week turnaround time of seedling ordering system.

Researching the Farm of the Future

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

Soil Health Institute Announces Methods for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators at a Continental Scale

By project conclusion in 2020, SHI expects to have the data required for recommending scientifically-sound soil health indicators to help farmers, scientists, agricultural policy makers, and others answer the fundamental question: Just how healthy are our soils?

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 Techs College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture: Understanding Crop Growth

There are many different types of potential applications of AI in agriculture -- ranging from machine control, to image analysis, to improving our understanding of where, when, and how a crop might respond toparticular environmental conditions.

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

Amy Crawford for CityLab: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.

Why Some Young Workers Are Leaving White-Collar Jobs for Farming

Gina Belli for Pay Scale: There arent enough young farmers in this new generation to replace the ones who are retiring. But, the shift could "contribute to the growth of the local food movement and could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape"

Giving agriculture a global do-over could feed nearly a billion more people

Diana Gitig for Ars Technica: "We find that the current distribution of crops around the world neither attains maximum production nor minimum water use."

Princeton's Vertical Farming Project harvests knowledge for a budding industry

Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute: Princeton Universitys Vertical Farming Project began at a conference in 2016 when the topic turned to increasing the crop yield of hydroponic systems

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