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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 Research: Drones Are What’s Next for Plant Breeders

Ag Research: Drones Are What’s Next for Plant Breeders

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 22, 2017

When plant breeders develop new crop varieties, they grow up a lot of plants and they all need to be checked. Repeatedly.  “Farmers might have a 100-acre field planted with one soybean variety, whereas breeders may have 10,000 potential varieties

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Tennessee: No-Till Field Day, Milan, July 28

Tennessee: No-Till Field Day, Milan, July 28

👤From the University of Tennessee 🕔May 13, 2016

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The event will offer 40 research-based presentations led by academic experts.

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DuPont Pioneer, Origin Agritech Jointly Develop New Seed Tech for China

DuPont Pioneer, Origin Agritech Jointly Develop New Seed Tech for China

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 5, 2016

DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed and genetics business of DuPont, and Origin Agritech Limited, a technology-focused crop seed provider, today announced a commercial licensing agreement to develop new seed technologies for Chinese farmers. This combined effort will contribute to the

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Texas: Drones Used to Further Precision Ag and Plant Breeding Research

Texas: Drones Used to Further Precision Ag and Plant Breeding Research

👤By Robert Burns, Texas A&M AgriLife 🕔Dec 28, 2015

The Texas A&M Coordinated Agricultural Unmanned Aerial Systems Project Unmanned aerial systems is a year old. Unmanned aerial systems is an umbrella term encompassing what are commonly referred to as drones or unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs. Formation of

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Can Scientists Hack Photosynthesis to Feed the World?

Can Scientists Hack Photosynthesis to Feed the World?

👤From Washington University 🕔Jul 15, 2015

The world population, which stood at 5 billion in 1950, is predicted to increase to 10.5 billion by 2050. It’s a stunning number since it means the planet’s population has doubled within the lifetimes of many people alive today. At

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