Ag Tech News

Experimental robotic farm run by UK scientists

An experimental robotic farm run by UK scientists has been harvested for the first time, yielding about five tonnes of spring barley.

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John Deere Completes acquisition of Blue River Technology

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Blue River Technology. Earlier in September, Deere said it signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Sunnyvale, California Company to enhance John Deere's leadership position in precision agriculture.

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CSIRO and Ruralco partnership to drive digital farming

$1.5 billion is invested each year in agricultural and rural R&D in Australia. This has contributed towards a 2.8 per cent per annum productivity growth over the past three decades and led to the application of new technologies across the agribusiness sector.

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Watson cognitive technology to help farm sector in India

IBM's India research lab using its Watson cognitive technology to help farmers determine potential crop yields and protect against pests.

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Semios Wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

Semios, the provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, is pleased to announce it has been named ‘Most Promising Startup’ at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.

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Banks and Companies Lined Up Agri-tech Initiatives

To help farmers overcome the devastating effects of drought, harnessing modern tools is critical. At the InterDrought-V conference held in Hyderabad, India, this was the key message from Sri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

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InterDrought-V Conference for Modern Agriculture Technologies to Combat Drought

To help farmers overcome the devastating effects of drought, harnessing modern tools is critical. At the InterDrought-V conference held in Hyderabad, India, this was the key message from Sri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

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Ag Techniques to Increase Medicinal Crop Produce.

Agriculture College of Indore is working on varietal development and agro techniques to enhance production of medicinal crops in the Madhya Pradesh state, with an aim to promote medicinal plantations in the region.

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USDA Report Highlights Scientific Research.

Results of investments in scientific research including 222 new inventions, 94 patents awarded and 125 new patent applications filed in 2015 are released by The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Local Solutions for Tractors Offered by Bosch India

Bosch Rexroth India Pvt. Ltd. strategically located strong production network of plants provide agricultural customers a cost-effective system.

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Farmers Should Adopt New Technology for Farming

Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Director General, T Mohapatra said, Farmers should embrace latest technology and go for value addition in view of irrigation water limitations.

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IntelinAir Bring Automated Aerial Imagery Analytics to Farmers

IntelinAir, Inc., announced it has closed its series seed funding comprised of $3 million in equity and $500,000 in venture debt. IntelinAir is an aerial imagery analytics company whose AG-MRI™ solution provides farmers with a comprehensive health analysis of their farms by combining high resolution aerial imagery analytics, advanced agronomic sciences, and proprietary algorithms derived from traditional computer vision and deep learning methods.

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Ag Tech News: Bayer signed MOU to Improve Agriculture with Space Data

The aerospace technology company Planetary Resources, based in Redmond, Washington, USA, and Bayer have signed a memorandum of understanding about the development of applications and products based on satellite images.

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Ag Tech News: Agri-tech business opportunity offered by Sentinel Satellites

The recent launch of the new Sentinel satellites, part of the European Union’s ‘Copernicus’ Earth observation programme, has the potential to help farmers take precision agriculture to a new level, along with a host of other land monitoring uses. Sentinel data can be applied within agri-tech and will create a major opportunity for service providers.

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Ag Tech: New Technology Could Improve Insect Control in Cotton

Jackson, Tenn. – According to researchers with the University Of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture, a new biotech trait currently in the development stage could provide improved control of thrips and plant bugs in cotton.

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Ag Tech: Advanced Drone-Based Sensor for Vineyards by SkySquirrel Technologies.

SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. is a crop-analytics company that develops drone-based technology for monitoring crop health, with a primary focus on improving crop yields and reducing costs at commercial vineyards.

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Ag Tech News: Grain Growers Urged to 'Smarter' Farm.

In order to remain viable and sustainable in the long term, grain growers of Australian are being urged to farm 'smarter' not harder.

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Workshop probes new tools and technologies.

Understanding how technology can be practicably applied to their farming operations is valuable knowledge for growers living in a digital age.

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Ag Tech: Growing Food Crops in Space Using Philips LED Lights.

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX, PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, has collaborated with The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Centre (CEAC) to test energy efficient ways to grow food that will help feed astronauts on missions to the moon, Mars and beyond.

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Ag Tech: New Ag Tech Innovation Hub Launched by Harper Adams University.

At Harper Adams University, a new innovation hub for agricultural technology is being built and its credit goes to funding from the Government’s Strategy for Agricultural Technologies.

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Ag Tech News: Satellite imagery to Large-Scale Monitoring of Asia’s Rice Areas.

To help guide policy making related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas, information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments.
The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, Sentinel-1A, launched in 2014 can provide regular ‛snapshots’ of Asia.

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Ag Tech News: Shama District Introduces 'New Technology for Farming'

Ghana, West Africa: To ensure all year round farming in parts of the Shama district, the district has introduced a new technology. Mr Joseph Nii Tettey Otu is the Shama District Director of Agriculture.

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