Time to Think About Agricultural Innovations

Touch the Soil News #1628 (Feature Photo – Agricultural Robot – Courtesy of the Small Robot Company  https://www.smallrobotcompany.com/) GreenBiz journalist Shane Downing brings us the story of the robotic and hybrid-electric future of agriculture. The story discusses how the electrification and robotification of agriculture represents a $50 billion dollar industry. You can read the full…

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2020 Agriculture Predictions

Touch the Soil News #1535 (Feature photo – Field Crops –  Public Domain) AgFunder News brings us the prediction of Wade Barnes, founder of Farmers Edge. Barnes takes a look at new technologies, hemp and weather. You can read the full story here: https://agfundernews.com/robots-hemp-and-drastic-weather-farmers-edges-wade-barnes-shares-2020-ag-predictions.html

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The ChickenBoy Robot for Confinement Chicken Production

Touch the Soil News #1532 (Feature photo – Broiler Chicken Farm – By Larry Rana – USDA, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3824012) The following video is about the new ChickenBoy aerial robot that keeps chicken under constant observation while gathering data. The video also provides a first look into how chickens are handled in a confinement operation.

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Does Your Farm Need A New Robot?

Touch the Soil News #1519 (Feature photo – Agricultural Robot –  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Amazone GmbH & Co. KG) Naio Technologies of France (https://www.naio-technologies.com/en/) is pushing ahead with a variety of agricultural robots. While many of these technologies are not fully commercialized, they are taking form in ways that show promise. The Dino…

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A Solar Robot That Weeds

Touch the Soil News #1504 (Feature photo – Solar Weeding Robot – courtesy of ecoRobotix https://www.ecorobotix.com/en/) Swiss tech company ecoRobotix has developed a weed-eating platform that discovers weeds and sprays only the weed. This can reduce herbicide use by 20-fold. You can read the full story here: https://houseofswitzerland.org/swissstories/science-education/swiss-start-ups-forefront-green-tech

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