Will Robots Replace Herbicides on the Farm?
11/25/2015 09:32 AM
Hand-weeding is tedious. Chemical control is costly and can succumb to resistant weeds over time. So why not build a robot to get the job done?
Want More Photos of Farmland From Space? You're in Luck.
11/17/2015 12:59 PM
Descartes Labs, the Los Alamos, N.M.-based startup that used satellite imagery to analyze crop conditions and project yields last summer, just raised another $5 million in investor funding to grow its business.
Anderson: Prepping High Tech Stuff For WInter
11/16/2015 12:25 PM
Most of us are used to getting farm equipment ready for winter--we check antifreeze, we add diesel fuel anti-gel to fuel tanks, etc., etc. High technology has added a few items that may not be on our winter prep radar.
New Machinery Innovations Unveiled at Agritechnica 2015
11/13/2015 01:30 PM
Agritechnica 2015 was bigger than ever this year. See what new tractors, tools and technology were unveiled at this year's show.
Investors Flock to Ag Startups
11/12/2015 12:20 PM
The next frontier of ag has become the apple of many an investor’s eye.
[UPDATE] John Deere to Purchase Precision Planting
11/04/2015 05:55 AM
Big data is a big deal. Want proof? John Deere just purchased Precision Planting from Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. As part of the agreement, Climate Corporation gains access to John Deere’s software connection. Terms of the new transaction were not disclosed, and the acquisition is still subject to closing conditions.
Deere to Buy Precision Planting Equipment Unit From Monsanto
11/03/2015 12:11 PM
Through the deal, Moline, Illinois-based Deere will acquire facilities, the brand, the majority of the product portfolio including hardware, sensors and display systems and the majority of Precision Planting’s employees, relationships with dealers and original equipment customers.
Dairy Farms Turn to Robotic Milking Devices
11/03/2015 08:30 AM
Robotic dairy systems offer reduced labor, happy cows.
Coming Soon: A Tool to Help Farmers Evaluate Ag Data Providers
10/29/2015 01:41 PM
If you’d like to know how various precision ag providers compared on data privacy issues, the American Farm Bureau Federation may soon have a tool for you.