Photonics is becoming a major player in Agrifood industry

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Photonics is becoming a major player in the Agrifood industry

Detecting crop and water quality
Photonics is becoming a major player in the Agrifood industry. With its advanced optical sensing methods photonics can help farmers to determine the protein levels in wheat harvests, screen for contaminants in their planted fruits and vegetables and observe water quality to measure the health of fish stocks, to name a few examples.

So-called ‘lidar’ (light detection and radar) systems use light signals to accurately map large land area’s. They can be mounted on a plane to measure large-scale crop effects in agricultural regions, for instance. Continue reading “Photonics is becoming a major player in Agrifood industry”

World’s first selective asparagus harvesting robot is delivered to its new owner

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World’s first selective asparagus harvesting robot is delivered to its new owner

The world’s first selective asparagus harvesting robot has been delivered to its new owner, a French asparagus grower. The robot is called Sparter and was developed and built by Dutch start-up Cerescon in close cooperation with Dutch and German asparagus growers.

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IoT applications for farmers – Presented by Pieter Hoenderken, Het Internet Huis

Pieter Hoenderken

IoT applications for farmers – Presented by Pieter Hoenderken, Het Internet Huis, at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on on June 28, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

There’s much told and written about the practical implementation of Internet of Things on the farm. is it all about ‘big data’, portals and machine learning or does IoT really support the labor on the farm. This presentation will demonstrate a number of applications based of IoT. the presentation also will talk a little bit about the near future. Continue reading “IoT applications for farmers – Presented by Pieter Hoenderken, Het Internet Huis”

From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field – Presented by Thijs Verploegen, Robert Bosch Start-up

Thijs Verploegen

From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field – Presented by Thijs Verploegen, Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH, at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on on June 28, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Bosch wants to make agriculture more sustainable and more efficient. One key to higher yields and more efficiency in the field is connectivity. Smart farming and the connectivity of agriculture are catapulting farms into the future – and are also driving forward new technologies at Bosch. From powertrain systems for tractors and hydraulic solutions for agricultural machinery to connected products for smart farming, the company is transferring automotive technology to agriculture.

About Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH
As a start-up of the Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH we aim to optimize agricultural production processes. The “Deepfield Connect” product range offers networked measuring systems designed to increase production output and improve quality assurance. Continue reading “From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field – Presented by Thijs Verploegen, Robert Bosch Start-up”

Google’s Alphabet pushes smart tech into farming

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Google’s Alphabet pushes smart tech into farming

Farmers could get a helping hand in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at improving the production of food.

Or at least that the plan of X, the experimental tech and R&D division of Google’s parent company Alphabet.

It’s head, the excellently named Astro Teller, revealed the Alphabet’s latest AI ambitions at the EMTech Digital even run by MIT Technology Review, where he explained that machine learning could be used with drones and robots to figure out the best time to harvest crops and farm in parts of the world messed up by climate change, as well as better predicting how pests can affect food production.

“I’ve been saying for years that agriculture, food production [is] one of the biggest industries in the world, it’s one of the least digitally enabled, technology enabled industries in the world, and it’s one of the […] limiting steps for humanity,” said Teller. “So it has been true for a long time that X was like ‘we have got to do a moonshot, maybe several moonshots, in this space.” Continue reading “Google’s Alphabet pushes smart tech into farming”

No Food To Waste – Presented by Jan Vet, Sensite Solutions

Jan Vet

No Food To Waste – Presented by Jan Vet, Sensite Solutions, at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on on June 28, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

The monitoring of commodities like grains is more or less standard these days. Not so much is known about what e.g. temperature combined with moisture content can tell you about the safeguarding of grains. Keeping commodities safe during transport and storage will reduce post-harvest losses tremedously. Mr Jan Vet, CEO of Sensite Solutions, will show research findings on this matter. Furthermore, he will explain the pitfalls of the enormous amount of data generated in this so called (Industrial) Internet of Things-environment: how Big Data can be translated into easy-to-understand-information. It’s all about how to KEEP YOUR FOODSTUFFS SAFE. Continue reading “No Food To Waste – Presented by Jan Vet, Sensite Solutions”

Precision farming platform OneSoil launches survey

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Precision farming platform OneSoil launches survey

We analyze fields by processing satellite imagery using artificial intelligence. We help to apply fertilizers in a smart way and save money.

We dream of making the world’s newest approaches and techniques for precision farming available to every farmer, regardless of the farm’s size or the farmer’s experience. Free of charge. Continue reading “Precision farming platform OneSoil launches survey”

Smart Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner

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Smart Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner

About GeoConnexion
GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Continue reading “Smart Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner”

Smart Farming Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

Smart Farming Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Smart Farming Conference welcomes Mind Commerce as Media Partner”

Delair is chosen as a John Deere partner to enable drone-to-tractor actionable insights

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The John Deere Operations Center is a portal to connect machines, operators and fields, allowing users to optimize agricultural data management.

Delair works with John Deere to enable drone-to-tractor actionable insights. Thanks to the integration between the two companies’ platforms, customers can directly transfer the business insights, such as scouting maps, precision ag maps for zone management, as well as field inventory maps, from the Delair platform to the JD Operations Center. The machines on the field can then use these insights to automate:

  • Precision replanting
  • Precise herbicide application
  • Farming with management zones

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