Recently, we published a Q&A interview with Arama Kukutai, managing director of Finistere Ventures, a venture capitalist company specializing in the ag sector. (You can read the full story, called “Betting Big,” here.)
New crop irrigation technologies, from moisture sensors to propane-powered irrigation engines, are making irrigation more precise. Here are five new irrigation technologies that are designed to optimize water and energy use while tending to the needs of your crops.
Recently, we published a Q&A interview with Arama Kukutai, managing director of Finistere Ventures, a venture capitalist company specializing in the ag sector. (You can read the full story, called “Betting Big,” here.) ...More
A lot has been in the press in the past few years about crop modeling. Using algorithms to define outcomes based on millions of data points from weather, soil, yield history and other factors that play into farming.
But with all that predicting, there is bound to be some error. That’s where the importance of measurement comes in—to give you an accurate picture of what is actually happening in your field....More
In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics company 640 Labs, a tech start-up company in Chicago. 640 Labs has found a way to capture geo-referenced data from farm vehicles using a drive that plugs into the vehicle's diagnostics port....More
Bruce Erickson, currently agronomic education manager with the American Society of Agronomy, has been heading up survey development and data compilation for the 16th Retail Precision Adoption Survey. He and the team have noted some interesting trends in all technologies, including variable rate application and global positioning....More