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  • Mahesh Kumar India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai

    Interests: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Automation In Agriculture

    Why Green house Agriculture in my opinion is the leading way of source of Income.

    By Malikireddy Krishna Reddy

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Simply said , the word income is the answer... Agriculture gives the following benefits too which many in the job world expect and strive for or companies drive the HR departments to establish. The following are such benefits , namely 1... You can always go that extra mile of trying something new and feel a sense of satisfaction... With increasing costs and increasing Automation of various jobs it might be difficult to find a job for everyone, where by people might have to flee the cities as they cannot any more pay the houses or lifestyle they saw as kids...

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published 2 weeks ago

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations... Precision Agriculture or FarmingAs rightly pointed out by Sciforce[3], there are two technology fields in smart farming, namely precision agriculture and agricultural automation and robotics... Robotics and AutomationMeanwhile, drones and sensors are key components of agriculture robotics and automation... Another popular part of agriculture automation is weather stations that combines various smart farming sensors...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 8 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens. Many studies have shown that chitooligosaccharides induce plants to produce chitinase, chitosanase and l-3-glucanase...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Employers often allocate resources to recruiting diverse talent and are quick to tell candidates how welcoming of a work environment they'll find. Job seekers want to know they are going to work for an organization that welcomes diversity in its most traditional sense, as well as a broader scope that accounts for diversity of thought and experiences... In response, we conducted a survey to capture employer's efforts to address diversity within their organizations. While there's a lot of talk about diversity in agriculture, we wanted data to back up the statement that the industry generally embraces and supports diversity in the workplace... No longer is there a typical employee in agriculture; rather we've outgrown stereotypes about the demographics of our industry...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    unique technology in ORGANIC AGRICULTURE- invention of Ukrainian scientist

    By Victoria Exportmanager

    Published 12 months ago

    Dear friends and colleagues! I would like to represent information about unique technology in the sphere of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, which does not have analogues in the world!!! Who will be interested please contact me for more details (agroexport2015@gmail. com , WA,viber, telegram +380633196909)! The technology and products are 100% organic!!!!Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology presents its program of planetary ecological safety, inextricably linked with the problem of global warming. Our program returns epigenetic memory to plants, enhances the ability to capture by the plants high-energy photons (significantly increases the photosynthetic efficiency), contributes to the growth rate of chemical processes in the cell at the nanoscale level, that in application plan increases the regeneration of oxygen (О2) and fresh water (Н2О) by plants and disposal of CO2, leads to the reduction of greenhouse effect, significantly increasing crop yields, restores humus and biota in the soil, promotes improvement and remediation of lands... Full fertility is restored during one year, undergo full remediation (cleaning) of soils from heavy metals, salts, petroleum, radiation, pesticides, organic residues, including starch and its compounds... We can offer desperately needed applied programs at the nanoscale for the development of agriculture, planetary environmental safety and other industries...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    Why Mycorrhiza is important in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    There is no doubt that mycorrhizae play the important role in plant growth... Their symbiotic relationship with plants helps them access extra water and nutrients source in soil. How does it workMycorrhizal spores germinate when in contact with plant roots and form filaments (hyphae), which create a symbiotic relationship increasing the plants ability to uptake fixed nutrients and water, improving plant performance. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 100 to a 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to access soil resources. Mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake not only by increasing the surface absorbing area of the roots, but also release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard-to-capture nutrients, such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other “tightly bound” soil nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published 3 days ago

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market. It has been used in various industries such as finance, logistics, retail, energy, health, education and more. However, the common use of blockchain is found in the finance sector. In short, blockchain is a system linked in a peer-to-peer network maintained across several computers that records transaction made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

  • Mahesh Kumar India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai

    Interests: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Automation In Agriculture

    Kevin Sparenberg United States, IN, Crown Point

    Business Title: Sparenberg Services
    Job Title: Owner
    About: Retired but still active with instructional design projects.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    RF Agriculture United States, CA, Inglewood

    About: Agricultural products wholesaler
    Interests: Precision Ag, Marketing

    Capitol Commodity Hedging Services United States, IN, Indianapolis

    Job Title: President
    About: My job includes senior commodity analyst and hedging manager; I provide tailored hedge strategies for producers and end users in many market sectors including the following: Grains, Energies, Metals, Livestock, Cotton; and make myself available to discuss implementation of these programs.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Marketing, Feeder Cattle

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Global Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe

    Business Title: Agribusiness Global Alliance
    Job Title: President
    About: Main site at www.iagribusiness.com. We are the world's 1st 100% online industry advancement group for the world's largest industry: Agribusiness, we grow you Other sites listed at www.about.me/Agribusiness
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, All Others

    SUNCUE Grain Dryer Taiwan, Taiwan, Taichung

    Business Title: SUNCUE
    Job Title: Grain Drying Consultant
    About: SUNCUE has been continuously inventing pioneered drying technology over the past 50 years. Pursuing lowest drying cost, producing highest quality grain, providing greatest benefit to farmers.
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Healthcare As A Business Advantage

    Public
    Helping Agriculture businesses with healthcare their workers can afford and use.
    Interest: Marketing

    Canadian Agriculture & Equipment

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    If You work in Agriculture or a business supporting it, you need to join this group. Let\'s connect and help each other out.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Sustainability And Innovation

    Public
    Posts related to sustainability and innovation for agriculture
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Grain Dryer

    Public
    Grain Dryer & Grain Drying Technology
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Social Media & Agriculture

    Public
    A place to share ideas, testimonials, and stories about bridging the gap between farmers and the end consumer. If you are passionate about telling your story, join now.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Moringaseed

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    Moringa seed and leaves cures uncountable illnesses
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Rice, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Specialty, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisers

    Public
    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Insurance

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    Articles, both original and reposts, pertinent to insuring your operation, hobby farm, and crop insurance activity
    Interest: Agribusiness

  • Why Green house Agriculture in my opinion is the leading way of source of Income.

    By Malikireddy Krishna Reddy

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Simply said , the word income is the answer... Agriculture gives the following benefits too which many in the job world expect and strive for or companies drive the HR departments to establish. The following are such benefits , namely 1... You can always go that extra mile of trying something new and feel a sense of satisfaction... With increasing costs and increasing Automation of various jobs it might be difficult to find a job for everyone, where by people might have to flee the cities as they cannot any more pay the houses or lifestyle they saw as kids...

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published 2 weeks ago

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations... Precision Agriculture or FarmingAs rightly pointed out by Sciforce[3], there are two technology fields in smart farming, namely precision agriculture and agricultural automation and robotics... Robotics and AutomationMeanwhile, drones and sensors are key components of agriculture robotics and automation... Another popular part of agriculture automation is weather stations that combines various smart farming sensors...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 8 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens. Many studies have shown that chitooligosaccharides induce plants to produce chitinase, chitosanase and l-3-glucanase...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Employers often allocate resources to recruiting diverse talent and are quick to tell candidates how welcoming of a work environment they'll find. Job seekers want to know they are going to work for an organization that welcomes diversity in its most traditional sense, as well as a broader scope that accounts for diversity of thought and experiences... In response, we conducted a survey to capture employer's efforts to address diversity within their organizations. While there's a lot of talk about diversity in agriculture, we wanted data to back up the statement that the industry generally embraces and supports diversity in the workplace... No longer is there a typical employee in agriculture; rather we've outgrown stereotypes about the demographics of our industry...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    unique technology in ORGANIC AGRICULTURE- invention of Ukrainian scientist

    By Victoria Exportmanager

    Published 12 months ago

    Dear friends and colleagues! I would like to represent information about unique technology in the sphere of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, which does not have analogues in the world!!! Who will be interested please contact me for more details (agroexport2015@gmail. com , WA,viber, telegram +380633196909)! The technology and products are 100% organic!!!!Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology presents its program of planetary ecological safety, inextricably linked with the problem of global warming. Our program returns epigenetic memory to plants, enhances the ability to capture by the plants high-energy photons (significantly increases the photosynthetic efficiency), contributes to the growth rate of chemical processes in the cell at the nanoscale level, that in application plan increases the regeneration of oxygen (О2) and fresh water (Н2О) by plants and disposal of CO2, leads to the reduction of greenhouse effect, significantly increasing crop yields, restores humus and biota in the soil, promotes improvement and remediation of lands... Full fertility is restored during one year, undergo full remediation (cleaning) of soils from heavy metals, salts, petroleum, radiation, pesticides, organic residues, including starch and its compounds... We can offer desperately needed applied programs at the nanoscale for the development of agriculture, planetary environmental safety and other industries...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    Why Mycorrhiza is important in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    There is no doubt that mycorrhizae play the important role in plant growth... Their symbiotic relationship with plants helps them access extra water and nutrients source in soil. How does it workMycorrhizal spores germinate when in contact with plant roots and form filaments (hyphae), which create a symbiotic relationship increasing the plants ability to uptake fixed nutrients and water, improving plant performance. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 100 to a 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to access soil resources. Mycorrhizal fungi increase nutrient uptake not only by increasing the surface absorbing area of the roots, but also release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard-to-capture nutrients, such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other “tightly bound” soil nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils... Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests... What’s more, In addition to these above benefits, its role in plant stress resistance has also received increasing attention. Plant drought stressUnder drought conditions, the application of humic acid-containing fertilizer can promote the increase of proline content in plant leaves to improve the drought resistance of crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published 3 days ago

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market. It has been used in various industries such as finance, logistics, retail, energy, health, education and more. However, the common use of blockchain is found in the finance sector. In short, blockchain is a system linked in a peer-to-peer network maintained across several computers that records transaction made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Financing Agriculture

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Banks want Agricultural businesses to keep being in debt by raising interest rates everytime a Agribusiness wants to refinance. Agrilend solves this problem by focusing on providing distressed agricultural business refinancing through a process of Recapitalization. Recapitalization is a type of corporate reorganization involving a substantial change to a company’s capital debt structure... In more complicated transactions, mezzanine financing and other hybrid securities are involved. At Agrilend our expertise relies on Corporate Turnaround & Restructuring through Recapitalization, therefore refinancing the existing capital debt structure hereby positioning the farmer for expansion and growth by achieving profitability...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    2 years, 11 months ago

    An Electrically driven, Computer controlled Robotics platform for Orchard use

    Authors: Jones M H, Seabright M, Barnett J, Neshausen G, Duke M, Scarfe A

    Publisher: Zenodo

    As automation in agriculture progresses, more automation systems will be placed into farms & orchards.

    Systems that service the crops directly are likely to have positioning requirements that make traditional tractor-trailer units unsuitable.

    This paper introduces a platform built for transporting robotics modules through a kiwifruit orchard.

    Performance figures, design considerations and a general hardware overview are presented.

    The platform is controlled either by remote or computer generated drive commands - facilitating autonomous navigation.

    In-orchard testing shows the system is well suited for the target application, achieving stable speed control and repeatable positioning.

    Photo: Robotics platform for Orchard use (credits: Jones M H, Seabright M, Barnett J, Neshausen G, Duke M, Scarfe A)

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    Precision Agriculture Techniques and Practices: From Considerations to Applications

    Authors: Uferah Shafi,Rafia Mumtaz, José García-Nieto, Syed Ali Hassan, Syed Ali Raza Zaidi andNaveed Iqbal

    Journal Title: Sensors

    ISSN: 1424-8220 (Online)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Internet of Things (IoT)-based automation of agricultural events can change the agriculture sector from being static and manual to dynamic and smart, leading to enhanced production with reduced human efforts. Precision Agriculture (PA) along with Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) are the main drivers of automation in the agriculture domain. PA uses specific sensors and software to ensure that the crops receive exactly what they need to optimize productivity and sustainability. PA includes retrieving real data about the conditions of soil, crops and weather from the sensors deployed in the fields. High-resolution images of crops are obtained from satellite or air-borne platforms (manned or unmanned), which are further processed to extract information used to provide future decisions. In this paper, a review of near and remote sensor networks in the agriculture domain is presented along with several considerations and challenges. This survey includes wireless communication technologies, sensors, and wireless nodes used to assess the environmental behaviour, the platforms used to obtain spectral images of crops, the common vegetation indices used to analyse spectral images and applications of WSN in agriculture. As a proof of concept, we present a case study showing how WSN-based PA system can be implemented. We propose an IoT-based smart solution for crop health monitoring, which is comprised of two modules. The first module is a wireless sensor network-based system to monitor real-time crop health status. The second module uses a low altitude remote sensing platform to obtain multi-spectral imagery, which is further processed to classify healthy and unhealthy crops. We also highlight the results obtained using a case study and list the challenges and future directions based on our work.

    Figure: System deployed across the wheat fields. Credits: Uferah Shafi,Rafia Mumtaz, José García-Nieto, Syed Ali Hassan, Syed Ali Raza Zaidi andNaveed Iqbal

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    Call for Applications: THRIVE Accelerator program for Global Startups in AgriTech and FoodTech

    HOW DOES THE ACCELERATOR WORK?

    THRIVE startups are from all over the globe. The 10 companies selected benefit from a 4 month virtual and in-person accelerator program that provides mentorship from top leaders across industries, direct access to the largest agriculture companies and farmers located in the Salinas and Central California growing regions, and investment. The program begins mid-February and culminates in June at Demo Day at the Forbes AgTech Summit.

    THRIVE Accelerator looks for startups, pre-series A, with technologies focused in the following areas:

    Big Data & Predictive Analytics
    Supply Chain Management and Traceability
    Biotechnology
    Robotics & Automation
    Indoor Farming
    Innovative Food
    Farm Management Software, Sensing, and IoT
    Animal Health & Livestock

    ACCELERATOR BENEFITS

    MENTORSHIP AND COACHING
    Startups are paired with two mentors focused in technology and horticulture. All mentors can be accessed at our mentor base.

    INVESTMENT
    We invest a total of $100K in all of the startups accepted to the accelerator ($50K cash, $50K in program value), with the opportunity for follow-on investment.

    SERVICES & PROGRAM
    Weekly webinars cover fundamentals like fundraising and go to market, and services include office space, legal services by Orrick, AWS and hubspot.

    CORPORATE ACCESS
    Networking opportunities at annual events, as well as making individual introductions, we connect startups with our corporate partners interested in testing new technology.

    ACCESS TO FARMERS
    Through our extensive partner network inclusive of over 6000+ farmers, growers, and agriculture partners, we provide startups with opportunities to conduct active field trials.

    AWARDS & MARKETING
    We provide ongoing marketing services to our accelerator companies, host the THRIVE Top 50 awards and honor our startups at the Forbes Agtech Summit.

    Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

    Illustration Photo: A farmer using the Africa Rice digital application in Ross Bethio, Senegal (credits: CTA ACP-EU / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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    Big Data Analysis for Sustainable Agriculture on a Geospatial Cloud Framework

    Authors: Jorge A. Delgado, Nicholas M. Short Jr., Daniel P. Roberts and Bruce Vandenberg

    Journal: Sustainaible Food System, 16 July 2019

    Publisher: Frontiers

    Humanity is confronted with the grand challenge of how to increase agricultural production to achieve food security during the 21st century and feed a population that is expected to grow to 10 billion people. This needs to be done while maintaining sustainable agricultural systems and simultaneously facing challenges such as a changing climate, depletion of water resources, and the potential for increased erosion and loss of productivity due to the occurrence of extreme weather events. Precision Agriculture emerged out of the advances in the 1980s because of the development of several key technologies like GPS and satellite imagery. This paper argues that with the increasing impact of climate change, the next revolution in precision agriculture and agriculture in general will be driven by Sustainable Precision Agriculture and Environment (SPAE, similar to the 7 Rs), which could leverage past technologies combined with Big Data analysis. This new, technology-focused SPAE transitions from a site-specific management focus to the notion of global sustainability. To accomplish this transition, we introduced the WebGIS framework as an organizing principle that connects local, site-specific data generators called smart farms to a regional and global view of agriculture that can support both the agricultural industry and policymakers in government. This will help integrate databases located in networks of networks into a system of systems to achieve the needed SPAE management and connect field, watershed, national, and worldwide sustainability. Automation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), drones, robots, and Big Data serve as a basis for a global “Digital Twin,” which will contribute to the development of site-specific conservation and management practices that will increase incomes and global sustainability of agricultural systems.

    Illustration Photo: Agricultural sensors in a maize field (credits: Claire Benjamin / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    2 months ago

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    Big Data Analysis for Sustainable Agriculture on a Geospatial Cloud Framework

    Authors: Jorge A. Delgado, Nicholas M. Short Jr., Daniel P. Roberts and Bruce Vandenberg

    Journal Title: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

    ISSN: 2571-581X (Online)

    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    Humanity is confronted with the grand challenge of how to increase agricultural production to achieve food security during the 21st century and feed a population that is expected to grow to 10 billion people. This needs to be done while maintaining sustainable agricultural systems and simultaneously facing challenges such as a changing climate, depletion of water resources, and the potential for increased erosion and loss of productivity due to the occurrence of extreme weather events. Precision Agriculture emerged out of the advances in the 1980s because of the development of several key technologies like GPS and satellite imagery. This paper argues that with the increasing impact of climate change, the next revolution in precision agriculture and agriculture in general will be driven by Sustainable Precision Agriculture and Environment (SPAE, similar to the 7 Rs), which could leverage past technologies combined with Big Data analysis. This new, technology-focused SPAE transitions from a site-specific management focus to the notion of global sustainability. To accomplish this transition, we introduced the WebGIS framework as an organizing principle that connects local, site-specific data generators called smart farms to a regional and global view of agriculture that can support both the agricultural industry and policymakers in government. This will help integrate databases located in networks of networks into a system of systems to achieve the needed SPAE management and connect field, watershed, national, and worldwide sustainability. Automation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), drones, robots, and Big Data serve as a basis for a global “Digital Twin,” which will contribute to the development of site-specific conservation and management practices that will increase incomes and global sustainability of agricultural systems.

    Illustration Photo: Drone flying over a cotton plantation (Image by DJI-Agras from Pixabay)

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    Big Data Analysis for Sustainable Agriculture on a Geospatial Cloud Framework

    Authors: Jorge A. Delgado, Nicholas M. Short Jr., Daniel P. Roberts and Bruce Vandenberg

    Journal Title: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

    ISSN: 2571-581X (Online)

    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    Humanity is confronted with the grand challenge of how to increase agricultural production to achieve food security during the 21st century and feed a population that is expected to grow to 10 billion people. This needs to be done while maintaining sustainable agricultural systems and simultaneously facing challenges such as a changing climate, depletion of water resources, and the potential for increased erosion and loss of productivity due to the occurrence of extreme weather events. Precision Agriculture emerged out of the advances in the 1980s because of the development of several key technologies like GPS and satellite imagery. This paper argues that with the increasing impact of climate change, the next revolution in precision agriculture and agriculture in general will be driven by Sustainable Precision Agriculture and Environment (SPAE, similar to the 7 Rs), which could leverage past technologies combined with Big Data analysis. This new, technology-focused SPAE transitions from a site-specific management focus to the notion of global sustainability. To accomplish this transition, we introduced the WebGIS framework as an organizing principle that connects local, site-specific data generators called smart farms to a regional and global view of agriculture that can support both the agricultural industry and policymakers in government. This will help integrate databases located in networks of networks into a system of systems to achieve the needed SPAE management and connect field, watershed, national, and worldwide sustainability. Automation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), drones, robots, and Big Data serve as a basis for a global “Digital Twin,” which will contribute to the development of site-specific conservation and management practices that will increase incomes and global sustainability of agricultural systems.

    Illustration Photo: Drone flying over a cotton plantation (Image by DJI-Agras from Pixabay)

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    A Collaborative Pilot Platform for Data Annotation and Enrichment in Viticulture

    Authors: Phivos Mylonas, Yorghos Voutos and Anastasia Sofou

    Journal Title: Information

    ISSN: 2078-2489 (Online)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    It took some time indeed, but the research evolution and transformations that occurred in the smart agriculture field over the recent years tend to constitute the latter as the main topic of interest in the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) domain. Undoubtedly, our era is characterized by the mass production of huge amounts of data, information and content deriving from many different sources, mostly IoT devices and sensors, but also from environmentalists, agronomists, winemakers, or plain farmers and interested stakeholders themselves. Being an emerging field, only a small part of this rich content has been aggregated so far in digital platforms that serve as cross-domain hubs. The latter offer typically limited usability and accessibility of the actual content itself due to problems dealing with insufficient data and metadata availability, as well as their quality. Over our recent involvement within a precision viticulture environment and in an effort to make the notion of smart agriculture in the winery domain more accessible to and reusable from the general public, we introduce herein the model of an aggregation platform that provides enhanced services and enables human-computer collaboration for agricultural data annotations and enrichment. In principle, the proposed architecture goes beyond existing digital content aggregation platforms by advancing digital data through the combination of artificial intelligence automation and creative user engagement, thus facilitating its accessibility, visibility, and re-use. In particular, by using image and free text analysis methodologies for automatic metadata enrichment, in accordance to the human expertise for enrichment, it offers a cornerstone for future researchers focusing on improving the quality of digital agricultural information analysis and its presentation, thus establishing new ways for its efficient exploitation in a larger scale with benefits both for the agricultural and the consumer domains.

    Picture: Precision viticulture illustration (credits: Phivos Mylonas, Yorghos Voutos and Anastasia Sofou)

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    Tomato Automation Cultivation System: Automatize Watering and Fertilizer Based On Sensory Information

    Authors: Eu Kok Seng, Ang Choon Hwa, Lee Yoon Ket, Tay Tee Tiong, Goh Yeh Huann and Teoh Choe Yung

    Journal Title: MATEC Web of Conferences

    ISSN: 2261-236X (Online)

    Publisher: EDP Sciences

    This research is to build a tomato watering and fertilizing machine for household-based agriculture. The objective is to reduce the work of planting the tomato tree, keeping the tomato tree stays healthily, and increase the interest of the people on the innovative agriculture in the household. This project aims to increase the efficiency of planting tomato, by reducing the tomato growth period and promoting the innovative way of planting. The planting of tomato tree in the household environment has a high chance of suffering diseases such as black spot disease, mould leaf disease, and yellow leaf disease, due to reasons of poorly controlling of temperature, watering, and humanity. The outcome of this automated cultivation machine can prevent the tomato trees away from the above-mentioned diseases. In conclusion, the automated cultivation machine provides an eco-farming environment that closes to the natural environment and the tomato tree not only grow healthy but also speed up the growing process in the machine. Moreover, the size of the machine is suited to household and promotes the interest of the people in household-based agriculture.

    Illustration Photo: Tomato plants in a greenhouse (credits: Jeroen van Luin / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Soil Less Farming With Industry 4.0

    Authors: P. Akhila, R. Senthil Prabha

    Journal of Internet of Things and Information Technology: 2 pp. 25- 37.

    Publishers: MANTECH PUBLICATIONS / ZENODO

    An Internet of Things (IoT) architecture for soil-less farming systems using Industry 4.0 is introduced. The architecture emphasizes the control of water quality in distributed soil-less food production systems by adhering to Industry 4.0 standards. Soil less agriculture can be defined as growing plants in the greenhouse system in solid environments other than soil which is enriched in nutritional solutions. There are two types of soil less agriculture 1) Hydroponics – which grows plants in water 2) Aerologics - which grows plants in air. Soilless cultivation is highly used in protected agriculture to improve control over the growing environment and to avoid uncertainties in the water and nutrient status of the soil. Industry 4.0 is the current trend of data exchange and automation in manufacturing industrial technologies. Industry 4.0 is a combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is also referred as the fourth industrial revolution. Although, it has been applied for monitoring soil-less farming, where cyber physical system is used to control the water nutrients which highly supports to grow plants. Cognitive computing can help soil less farming to identify risks and frauds. It analyses information to predict water, nutrients using Naive Bayes Algorithm. The acquired data can be stored in cloud for future reference.

    Illustration Photo: Hydroponics Farm in Duivendrecht, Netherlands (credits: jbdodane / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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