251115 New Zeraland farming air fertilizer
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New remote sensing air fertilizer technology tested

Source: stuff.co.nz The latest aerial top dressing technology is being trialled at Manawatu by Ravensdown and Massey University. During the trials the hopper opens automatically to spread fertilizer from the air, allowing the pilot to concentrate solely on flying. An aircraft was flying over Pickwick Farm near Whanganui to test …

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251115 Greenbot innovation top 10
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Top 10 innovations from Agritechnica

Source: agriculture.com Agritechnica is the largest farm show in the world with more than 400,000 farmers in attendance. The innovations at the event provide a glimpse into what the future of farming will look like, and here are some to look out for. 1. Greenbot Automating agriculture. It’s a theme that resonates …

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251115 Post Falls Farb
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Post Falls man unveils farm drone technology

Source: spokanejournal.com Dave Farb, CEO and founder of Farb Guidance Systems Inc., of Post Falls, says he believes his company’s technology that guides unmanned farming equipment will help feed the world. Farb contends the land-drone technology will free farmers from the confines of their tractors, enabling them to be more …

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231115 South Africa milking cows
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Intensified dairy farming at South African site

Source: dairyglobal.net De Kock Cloete from Loch Lotus near Riviersonderend in South Africa’s Western Cape province farms on two relatively small but adjacent farms of 467ha and 530ha respectively. Having considered his land too small for economically sustainable grain production, he chose to go the dairy route instead. To maximise his …

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231115 tomatoes growing in desert
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Port Augusta farm shows how to grow food in the desert

Source: foodworldnews.com Sundrop Farms, a privately owned enterprise, uses existing technology to grow tomatoes in the desert. Powered by solar panels, the company uses sunlight and seawater to heat and cool plants all year-round. This has caught the attention of partners Coles supermarket, that gave out a 10-year contract to …

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231115 Drones future ag
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Dairymaster’s latest innovation launched at AgriScot

Source: farminguk.com ‘Eye in the sky’ technology is becoming more affordable, but what is the most useful type of imaging and is it best to work with an experienced contractor or invest in your own technology? Satellite imagery is widely available but lacks the detail that can be gained by …

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170815 Soil Analysis
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New technology to track Zimbabwe’s soil nutrients and minerals

Source: scidev.net Zimbabwean agricultural researchers have developed a remote control technique that could enable African farming communities to identify nutrients needed by crops in an agricultural field. The technology could assist farmers to ascertain the exact quantities of nutrients a crop needs and predict yields using the satellite imagery developed …

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201115 Innovating offshore fish farming
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Innovating offshore fish farming

Source: worldfishing.net In 2015 SUBflex became a SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) Instrument of the EU Commission’s programme Horizon 2020 and, in October, passed on to Phase 2 of the programme, receiving significant funding for its R&D. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion …

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201115 OriginClear effluent
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OriginClear and farm equipment distributor team up to treat agricultural effluent

OriginClear Inc., a provider of water treatment solutions, and Renewable Water Technologies (RWT), a spin-off of Wisconsin’s Renewable Algae Group, plan to form a joint venture (JV) to offer complete treatment solutions for agricultural effluent reclamation, with a focus on dairies equipped with anaerobic digestion systems. Headed by Steve Herman, …

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201115 Internet of Things in the Ocean
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How the Internet of Things has reached the ocean

Source: worldfishing.net Catalina Sea Ranch is the developer of the first offshore aquaculture facility in federally regulated waters of the United States. It holds a pioneering permit for developing 100 acres of ocean space approximately six miles offshore from Huntington Beach, California. This innovative company is developing an Ocean Internet …

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