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Top Ag Tech Trends to Watch in 2018 | Inc.com

Ag Tech - short for agricultural technology - is one of many rapidly growing markets that are being revolutionized by the way that new technologies are changing the way we work. Plenty of specialist ag tech companies are even securing major funding from investors and venture capitalists. Perhaps …

Affordable Remote Monitoring, the Key to Unlocking Farming Inefficiencies?

<b>Precision farming is on the rise. The process involves the constant monitoring of the state of crops in order to provide the perfect growing</b> …

A high-school student designed an app that could save farmers’ lives

Growing up in Shafter, a small city in California’s Central Valley, Faith Florez would pass farmworkers stooped over in the fields each morning on the way to school. “There were strawberries, carrots, almonds, cotton—everything you could imagine,” she says. The world of the farmworker was a …

Why Saffron Farming is Blooming in Unlikely Places

Micheline Sylvestre is unlike most saffron farmers. She waits until later in the day, after all the dew is gone, to pick her flowers, while most of …

Digitizing the Farmers' Market

Disrupting the traditional grocery store model for a more sustainable food system<p>The sheer scope of the challenges we face when it comes to food …

List of Top 10 Sources of Free Remote Sensing Data

The requirement for high quality remote sensing data is skyrocketing with the surge in the application of remote sensing techniques and with the ‘n’ …

Precision Agriculture Adoption and Profitability | Agricultural Economics

Cornhusker Economics June 21, 2017Precision Agriculture Adoption and Profitability<p>Agricultural producers have increasingly adopted precision …

Monsanto bets on AI to protect crops against disease

Monsanto has drawn plenty of criticism for its technology-driven (and heavily litigious) approach to agriculture, but its latest effort might just hint at the future of farming. It's partnering with Atomwise on the use of AI to quickly discover molecules that can protect crops against disease and …

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New way to access technology

John Deere offers one of its first software-as-a-service products with release of new Generation 4 monitor for legacy tractors

What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

Many of the world’s major breadbaskets have experienced crop loss due to climate change<p>Less than one-quarter of Earth’s total cropland produces nearly three-quarters of the staple crops that feed the world’s population – especially corn, wheat and rice, the most important cereal crops. These areas …

Top 7 technologies in precision ag

SALEM, Ohio — Precision agriculture and agricultural technology have come a long way in the past five to 10 years.<p>According to Scott Shearer, chair …

6 Keys of Successful Precision Agriculture Tools

As precision agriculture professionals we are frequently approached by companies that wish to partner with our organization in order to deliver their …

Precision Ag in a Tough Season in Australia

This year’s summer crop season has been a tough one for most growers in Australia. Prolonged periods of high temperatures and a distinct lack of …

Better nitrogen application in winter wheat with drones

When winter crops enter the stroke phase, the absorption of nitrogen(N) increases sharply - from almost no N at all to absorbing 5–6 kg per day. This …

Farming

Japan's Farmnote Raises $4.6m for IoT Device and Data Analytics in Livestock Farming

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, the Norinchukin Bank and Sumitomo …

Agriculture

The Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>Joseph Byrum is senior R&D and strategic marketing executive in Life Sciences – Global Product Development, Innovation, and Delivery at</i> …

Corn monitoring robots help scientists study the effects of climate change on food crops

One of the major impacts of climate change in the coming years will be a shift in how and where we grow our food. With rising temperatures and …

How to install and configure Squid proxy server on Linux

A proxy server can help you take control of how users reach the internet. Here's the step-by-step process of installing and configuring Squid.<p>A proxy …

NDVI Imaging of Summer Canola crop using Multispectral Camera attached to UAV. #ndvi #canola #actionabledata @WAFarmers https://t.co/Tveq8muJpi

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field

Farmers have another tool to help them in the field.<p>With smartphones in hand, tech-savvy farmers are able to fly heavy duty drones out to do …

ForeFront Ag Solutions: Going Beyond The Averages

Erich Eller’s drone of choice is the AgEagle, in large part because of its compatibility with SST’s AgX platform.He’s flying essentially solo these …

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking.<p>To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid …

Navigating the Water Crisis

Water is our most precious natural resource — and also one of our most threatened. Here’s how agriculture is working to protect it.<p><b>The challenge</b><p>The simple truth is that the crops that nourish and clothe us need water to grow. Of all the water on Earth, just 0.7 percent is available for …

Farming

Smart farming hinges on e-skills and rural internet access

3 Ways to List All Installed Packages in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora

One of the several duties of a system administrator is to install and manage software on a computer system-Linux in this case and in order keep track …

17 Field Scouting Apps For Precision Agriculture

There are dozens of easy-to-use mobile apps that are ideal for every day field scouting tasks. From record keeping and note taking, to real-time crop …

8 AgTech Accelerators That Are Changing The Game

Farming has been the age-old way of making a living and keeping people working. It’s also very sustainable if you didn’t notice. But what many don’t …

Startups

The Disadvantages of Agricultural Drones

<b>The Disadvantages of Agricultural Drones -</b> Drones, which were once a reserve of the military, are now utilized for precision agriculture. The number …

Plant health

Sentinel-2 for agriculture<p>Ensuring that land is used sustainably, while meeting the food demands of a growing global population – a projected eight …

Satellite imagery: Multi-use, multi-purpose

Drones and Satellites: match made in the sky<p>By Jennifer Jackson<p>Some producers may have a strict preference for either drone or satellite imagery for …