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 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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181115 Ag startups in Triangle
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Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle

Source: newsobserver.com North Carolina, and the Triangle in particular, has quietly blossomed into a hotbed of startups that are applying cutting-edge technology to agriculture. The state is home to at least 50 entrepreneurial agricultural technology companies, with 28 of those companies based in the Triangle, according to data compiled by …

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171115 aWhere farming and big data
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Big Data is on call to deliver more food for a growing population

Source: greenbiz.com Amid the looming sustainability challenges of our time is how the world will feed 2.5 billion more people in a few decades — even as rising sea levels and warmer temperatures take away some arable land. One answer is bringing Big Data to the rescue. Farm productivity will need …

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111115 Rwarnda agriculture
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EU-backed agricultural innovations project launched for Africa and Asia

Source: allafrica.com A three-year project dubbed “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS)”, supported by the European Union has been launched. The €14 million project is expected to enhance efficient and sustainable agriculture innovation systems in eight countries including Rwanda. CDAIS is also aimed at making agriculture more productive and sustainable, …

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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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091115 Abu Dhabi groundwater solutions
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Abu Dhabi strives to save groundwater resources

Source: khaleejtimes.com EAD has started looking at technologies from around the world that address Abu Dhabi’s specific needs in the efficient management and conservation of groundwater resources. Despite efforts to more effectively manage groundwater resources, Abu Dhabi is confronted with increasing water scarcity. This was stated by Shaikha Al Mazrouei, …

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