Brian bassett

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Charge farmers for water, remove sops on water-guzzling crops: report

Nabard-Icrier study calls for moving high-water reliant crops like sugarcane in Maharashtra, rice in Punjab to other areas; Gadkari says not possible

Water

This weed-killing AI robot uses 20 percent less herbicide and may disrupt a $26 billion market

Smart weed-killing robots are here and could soon reduce the need for herbicides and genetically modified crops. Swiss company EcoRobotix has a …

Organisms

The strawberry-picking robots doing a job humans won't

<b>With strawberry picking season well under way - but migrant labour in short supply in several countries - we look at the various robots being developed around the world to help producers harvest this most popular fruit.</b><p>Next time you buy strawberries take a look a good look in the punnet. Do the …

Robotics

A Swiss weedkiller robot could curb our dependence on herbicides

It takes a lot of work to keep produce aisles stocked in grocery stores — there’s the planting, tending, picking, and shipping. And even though most …

Robotics

The tech transforming food production

From drones to autonomous vehicles, agriculture is seeing the benefits of new technology. What opportunities does this hold for farmers?<p>From fleets of trucks to drone delivery systems, automation and technology promise to change all forms of society.<p>As the global population booms, novel solutions …

University College London

California almond growers brace for impact of China tariffs | Reuters.com

As the U.S. and China prepare for trade talks in Washington today, farmers in California's Central Valley are bracing for the impact of China's increased tariffs on agricultural produce. Ciara Lee reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>As the U.S. and China prepare for trade talks in Washington …

China

Commercial Solar Arrays On Farmland Cropping Up Bountifully—And Stirring Opposition

In farm fields from the Willamette Valley to the Kittitas Valley and east to Idaho, energy developers want to plant a new crop: commercial solar …

The innovation turning desert sand into farmland

<b>Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis in the United Arab Emirates desert, where temperatures can reach 50C.</b><p>"It's expensive as we have to buy water regularly to irrigate these plants," he says.<p>Farmers have to use tankers to bring …

Why Precision Agriculture Will Change How Food Is Produced

Food waste during the production process is costly to the environment and economically. According to a McKinsey & Company report in 2016 on how big data will revolutionize the global food chain, about one-third of all food is lost during production each year globally in developing and emerging …

Farming

Syngenta, DJI Plant Seeds for Agricultural Drone Partnership

The world’s largest consumer drone-maker, <b>DJI Technology Co. Ltd.</b>, has teamed up with Swiss agribusiness giant <b>Syngenta AG</b> to secure a foothold in …

Drone Helps Farmers Scan Land For Threats

<b>GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4)</b>– One man is using his drone to help farmers near Grand Junction.The former Air Force avionics technician is using his …

Farming drone imagery often inaccurate

Farmers should be cautious of drone imagery being offered by rogue operators, researchers have warned.

Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California

We all know by now that robots are the future of farming, and things are no different for winemakers in The Golden State. Faced with the shortage of water <i>and</i> workers, they asked researchers from the University of California to create an irrigation system that needs minimal human input. What the …

Hydrogen-powered drones take flight in Sydney

Heralding a new era of clean technology in the aircraft industry In a world first, a team of researchers from Sydney have successfully powered an …

Corteva Agriscience Announces Planet Deal

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, through its software business, Granular, announced today with Planet – an integrated …

Big Ag Wants Farmers to Buy Into Satellite Imagery

It might not be apparent unless you're driving through the mid-longitudes of Interstate 70, but around 40 percent of the land in the United States is</i> …

Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they grow

URBANA, Ill. — A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies, and …

Robotics

The PAL-V Liberty claims to be the first commercially available flying car

More gyrocopter than eVTOL<p>There are few self-styled “flying cars” that you can actually buy today: Terrafugia’s Transition and AeroMobil are two that immediately leap to mind. The Dutch-made PAL-V Liberty is another that purports to be the first commercially available flying car. A …

Digital Technologies in Agriculture: adoption, value added and overview

The adoption of digital technologies in agriculture has been increasing at a rapid pace. In fact, the adoption of digital technologies in every …

Farming

Precision Agriculture - Fazer

<b>The new FAZER from Yamaha is the result of over 20 years of experience and proven agricultural performance.</b> Representing Yamaha's commitment to …

Why Are Service Providers Slow to Adopt Crop Sensors for Nitrogen Management?

Recently, we have seen important discussions about key aspects of precision agriculture. One of these articles, about the value in variable rate …

Drones playing bigger role in Japanese crop management

Drones are finding increasing use in Japanese agriculture as farmers start to use the unmanned aerial vehicles for crop inspection and other purposes.<p>…

Farming

Dual-arm pickle-picking robot will assist farmers with cucumber harvests

Whether it’s strawberries, tomatoes, or seemingly any other type of naturally grown edible produce, specially designed “picker” robots can be devised …

Robotics

Airbus completes first 'Alpha One' autonomous drone taxi flight

Airbus is well-known for setting some pretty ambitious goals. In early 2017, for example, company CEO Tom Enders the company's first flying car by …

Drone hovers right above jet landing at Las Vegas airport

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which someone apparently piloted a drone right above a jet landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.<p>The KLAS TV station's LasVegasNow.com website published video Thursday taken at an unknown time from a drone hovering …

Drones

Ag Tech Doubles Down on Farming's Future

More money went into funding agricultural technology startups last year than the previous two combined, as battle lines were drawn between …

The Flying Ally

Onofre Trindade Junior<p>Category: Science and Innovation<p>Tags: technology digital farming future of farming precision farming<p>Increasingly present in the …

How 5G will impact the future of farming and John Deere's digital transformation

In rural America, 5G technology could enable new precision agriculture capabilities on farm equipment leveraging real-time connectivity.<p><i>Video: How 5G</i> …

Conference to Highlight Latest Agricultural Technologies

The annual Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA) conference will be Feb. 7-8 in Kearney at the Younes Conference Center, 416 West …

Boeing's New Drone Subsidiary Purchase Is Already Paying Off

And $68 million barely scratches the surface of what Boeing's new drones division could ultimately earn.<p>Three months ago, <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE:BA) took a step …