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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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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121115 irrigation in Africa
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The online tool to meet irrigation and fertilizer needs

Source: scidev.net Farmers in Africa are set to benefit from an online tool offering advice on services such as irrigation and fertilizer use. The internet portal known as Smart Irrigator computes crops’ daily water requirements. According to Peter Okoth, Kenya-based consultant in research and agronomy and one of the brains behind …

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101115 Norway salmon sea lice economy boost
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Norway salmon farmers’ lice woes boosting local economies

Source: undercurrentnews.com The issues with sea lice being experienced by Norway’s salmon farmers is having a “ripple effect” in boosting economies in regions such as Rogaland and Hordaland, the west of the country. According to a report from Nofima, the research institute, aquaculture in Rogaland and Hordaland purchased goods and …

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101115 SmartChick PE Services
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New innovator: SmartChick from PE Services

Source: irishtimes.com For poultry farmers, keeping birds healthy and housed in optimal conditions is the key to success. Now thanks to some perfect matchmaking between academia and industry, a new analytics tool called SmartChick, can help them to do an even better job. The company behind SmartChick is Cavan-based PE …

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061115 Cows and Milk
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How RFID delivers big data on cows and milk production

Source: techcrunch.com We know that big data has been used in retail, healthcare and finance, but you might be surprised to find out that it also helps farmers with dairy production. This practice, called precision dairy farming, involves the use of technology such as RFID tags and sensors to track …

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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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031115 Monosem equipment Deere acquisition
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Deere agrees to acquisition of Monosem

Source: chicagotribune.com Deere & Co. has agreed to acquire Monosem, the European leader in precision planter manufacturing, as the world’s largest producer of agricultural machinery seeks to boost technology that improves farmers’ productivity. Acquiring Monosem, which makes planters that can be customized for tillage style, inputs and row spacing, “positions …

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301015 Farmland AcreValue
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Granular expands its farmland analysis tools on AcreValue

Source: agprofessional.com Farm management software and analytical tools provider Granular has announced the launch of the new version of its farmland analysis site, AcreValue. This latest release includes a significantly expanded geographic coverage area and several new management and analytical features. AcreValue is a free site used by farmers, landowners, investors, bankers, …

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261015 Taranis Visual
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Taranis Visual’s solution for optimizing crop care

Source: geektime.com If we were to ask you which two industries come to mind when you think of Israel, which would pop into your head? You instinctively thought hi-tech and agriculture, didn’t you? Of course, you did. With that premise, Taranis Visual is about the most Israeli startup there is. …

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