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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131115 Internet-connected cows
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Internet-connected cows have solved a major problem

Source: techradar.com In Japan, connected cows have marked a significant step forward for farming. Microsoft’s VP Scott Guthrie, speaking at Future Decoded in London, recounted the way in which Fujitsu has solved a major problem for dairy farmers. Cows go into estrus for a specific amount of time, and noticing …

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121115 Food compuer Farmville
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Can a ‘food computer’ prevent us from running out of farmland?

Source: huffingtonpost.com MIT research scientist Caleb Harper wants to build a real-life “Farmville.” He had taken a first crack at experimental agriculture following a visit to Japan shortly after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, where he saw that people were afraid to eat the locally grown food. He wondered if …

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071015 Paddy fields
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Sensor net makes life easier for rice farmers

Source: hackaday.com Rice is cultivated all over the world in fields known as rice paddies and it is one of the most maintenance intensive crops to grow. The rice paddy itself requires a large part of that maintenance. It is flooded with water that must be kept at a constant …

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