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Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

Ag Tech: New Autonomous Robot Helps Measure Crop Traits

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia is being unveiled on Sept. 11 to 13 at the Ag Innovation

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Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

👤By Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely

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U. of Arkansas Opens Foundation Seed Facility – Rice, Soybeans, Wheat

U. of Arkansas Opens Foundation Seed Facility – Rice, Soybeans, Wheat

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 10, 2016

The ability to make public commodity seed varieties more available to Arkansas farmers took a great stride forward this week as the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture dedicated and opened its new Foundation Seed Facility in Stuttgart. Division

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Biotech: Crop Advances Grow with Intellectual Protection, Study Finds

Biotech: Crop Advances Grow with Intellectual Protection, Study Finds

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 28, 2016

Most people are aware of open-source computer programs. These free programs, accessible by anyone, spread technology to distant corners of the world. Cutting-edge innovations, however, come at a price. As a result, many software companies license their work. These same

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Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050

Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 29, 2016

In the race against world hunger, we’re running out of time. By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 percent more of the four primary food crops – rice,

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