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Food & Agriculture

Monday, October 27th, 2014

New Australian Research Centre Set to Secure Food for the Future

A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at The Australian National University (ANU). The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Translational Photosynthesis seeks to increase yields of major crops such as wheat and rice by improving the way that plants capture the sun’s

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Interior, Agriculture Departments Partner to Measure Conservation Impacts on Water Quality

ALTON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers’ conservation practices on the quality of our Nation’s water.  Working together, USDA’s NRCS and DOI’s USGS will quantify the benefits

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Precision Farming Market Worth $4.55 Billion by 2020

DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2014—According to a new market research report “Precision Farming Market – by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Application (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring & Scouting) and Geography – Global Forecasts to 2020”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of precision farming market is expected to reach $4.55

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Farmers go Digital to Confront Changing Growing Conditions

American farmers have a long history of overcoming obstacles. In 1938, they helped the country emerge from the Dust Bowl by switching to contour plowing and eradicated the boll weevil forty years later by employing integrated pest management techniques.  In both cases – and many others – USDA was there to help farmers achieve success.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Soil Characterization Collaboration Offers Step-Change Improvement for Predictive Farm Management

In February, the University of Missouri, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and DuPont Pioneer announced an innovative collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise. The collaboration offers growers a step-change in sustainable crop production through better recommendations for nitrogen application management and other field input planning, which can help deliver improved

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Plantronics and Cityblooms Collaborate on Sustainable Agriculture Project

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014—Plantronics Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is pioneering the use of on-site food production to boost employee nutrition as part of the company’s global commitment to sustainability. Through a joint project with Santa Cruz-based Cityblooms, a prototype computer-automated farm has been installed at the Plantronics headquarters and is being powered by the

Monday, September 29th, 2014

SenseFly Joins AgGateway Precision Ag Council

Swiss mini drone producer senseFly has joined AgGateway, becoming the first UAV manufacturer to join this non-profit consortium of businesses that serve the agriculture industry.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Iteris Launches Agriculture Weather Information Solution, ClearPath Ag Select

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014—Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ITI), a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, has released ClearPath Ag™ Select, an expanded Application Programming Interface (API) for iOS, Android and other computing platforms that provides access to high-resolution weather information and mapping visualization for real-time decision support.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MosaicMill Releases EnsoMOSAIC Cropdrone UAS for Agriculture Mapping

MosaicMill Ltd., developer of EnsoMOSAIC aerial survey tools, has released integrated UAS for precision agriculture. The system includes a quadcopter by Videodrone, calibrated NDVI camera and EnsoMOSAIC UAV orthomosaicking software.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Radar Remote Sensing – Research for Agriculture and Climate

The 2014 harvest season is coming to an end, and throughout Germany the signs are of good yields for wheat, corn and similar crops. But the differences are large depending on the location. Hence, for optimum cultivation, it is important to be constantly aware of the condition of the soil and the crops. Radar images

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