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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181115 Japanese Agriculture
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Japan introduces healthy yield and advanced farm technology

Source: siasat.com Farmers in Naruto city of Tokushima prefecture in Japan are cultivating sweet potatoes. Those potatoes grown on well-drained sandy soil near the sea are special bland called ‘Naruto Kintoki’. These are more sweet and expensive than normal sweet potatoes. Farmers are using latest cultivation methods to not only …

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061115 Solar irrigation and other award winners
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The 12 game-changing technologies recognized in International Water Week

Source: greentechlead.com At Amsterdam International Water Week, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development recognized 12 new game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture. The solutions that won the award include: AgroSolar Irrigation Technology – Kenya: Scaling a solar photovoltaic-powered …

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061115 Seawater greenhouse Somalia
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Seawater greenhouses to bring cultivation to Somalia

Greenhouses that use seawater to cultivate crops in hot, arid climates are being introduced to help tackle food insecurity in Somaliland. In recent years, growing concerns over lack of fresh water, combined with an increasing population, has become a serious issue for global food production. Current population growth trajectories suggest that …

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Crops and Clouds
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Farming by the sub-inch: What the future of food looks like

Source: cnbc.com Farmers for decades have relied on gut checks and generations-deep knowledge to make crop decisions. This tradition of land stewardship has meant preemptively wiping out an entire field to thwart what might be, for example, a small localized pest problem. But agriculture, like many industries, is increasingly digitized. …

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281015 CNH T6 Methane Power tractor
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The tractor that could change the face of sustainable farming

Source: stackyard.com Night and day for the past six months, a bright blue New Holland tractor has sat perched atop the sloping roof of the Sustainable Farm Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy. The alternative fuel technology powering that tractor is a promising cue towards the future of …

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281015 spray technology Cambridge Consultants
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Advances in eco-friendly agriculture spray technology

Source: farminguk.com A new generation of spray technology from Cambridge Consultants has the potential to dramatically reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture – saving farmers money and helping to protect the environment. The volume of weedkiller, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied to crops could drop by more than 99%. …

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231015 Farmers set free by technology
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Hi-tech agriculture is freeing the farmer from his fields

Source: theguardian.com The big, blue 18-tonne New Holland T8.435 tractor is not the heaviest or the tallest in the world but its £3,000 tyres and tank-style tracks stand two metres high, it bristles with antenna and at, about £250,000, it must be one of the most expensive. For that, the …

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201015 Bosch Bonirob
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Bosch Bonirob robot set to make field work easier for farmers

Bosch-funded start-up company Deepfield Robotics is the latest company to develop a field vehicle that can distinguish weeds from crops and neatly fish them out. The technology, named Bonirob, claims that it will make plant breeding more efficient and reduce the environmental impact of crop farming. Bonirob, which is the …

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131015 kudzu bug
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Get ready for the future of agricultural pest control

Source: ipwatchdog.com The name “pest,” which at times means “nuisance” or “annoying,” doesn’t do the best job at portraying the devastating nature of the insects who attack crops and agriculture around the world. Some estimates provided by academia show us that insects can destroy up to 10% of crops in …

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