170815 Soil Analysis
NEWS

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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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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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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221015 Lab Burgers
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Lab-grown burgers edge closer to menus

Source: techtimes.com A Dutch team of scientists hopes to serve the first laboratory-made burger in the world in five years, and even eyes setting up a company to make the burger tasty and affordable. Professor Mark Post developed the lab-grown burger – made from stem cells, the templates from which …

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121015 Desert Growing Horticulture
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Consortium aims to boost development in Middle Eastern horticulture

Source: hortidaily.com Leading Dutch and Saudi horticultural companies, with complementary strengths and knowledge, have formed a new consortium: Desert Growing. Desert Growing delivers turnkey greenhouse projects for the entire Middle East. From greenhouses and process automation, to screens and systems for irrigation, renewable energy, cooling and heating. The aim is …

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041015 Fish farming
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More fish farms needed to make aquaculture sustainable, APEC told

Source: interaksyon.com The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is putting in place measures to make the world’s fish and marine industry sustainable to help feed a growing global population. Half of the world’s fishery supplies are produced in farms while the other half are still sourced from the sea, Felix …

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