Plan to Create An Open Source Data Platform for "Smart Agriculture"

In a two-day conference, the Department of Biotechnology mooted a plan to create an open source data platform for "smart agriculture".

Drones are Better than Satellite Imagery to Estimate Crop Loss.

The government’s apex planning body tasked a committee with studying how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used in crop insurance schemes has said drones trump satellite technology for the purpose. For effective crop insurance policies, this committee also maintained that sharing cadastral like land’s location, ownership, tenure details, Aadhaar card and bank account details is “mandatory”.

AgTech News: Israeli tech to improve farming.

Maharashtra CM directed the implementation of two pilot projects in Yavatmal district of Vidarbha and in Osmanabad district of Marathwada.

To improve farming Israeli technologies will be used in the two projects with the objective of making improving yields and agriculture sustainable.

AgTech News: Post-harvest Losses ‘Alarming’

Highlighting alarming data about post-harvest loss in agriculture, K Alagu Sundaram, Deputy Director General (Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) said the loss was estimated to range between 6 and 18 per cent in the two year period between 2005 and 2007. The exercise of assessing the loss was repeated seven years later during 2012 and 14 when it was found to hover between 5 and 15 per cent.

AgTech News: Second Green Revolution in Tamil Nadu State Possible

The Minister for Housing and Urban Development, R Vaithilingam was speaking at the inauguration of the International Agricultural Conference held as part if the AGRI INTEX-2015 organised by the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) at Codissia Trade Fair Complex, at Avinashi Road here, on Saturday.

AgTech News: Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) System

The Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) system is a matrix of cutting edge molecular breeding technologies used by DuPont Pioneer researchers that is helping increase rate of genetic yield gain, reduce yield variability and improve performance predictability in our corn, soybean, sorghum and canola products.

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