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Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organisation

KALRO launches Apps to help Kenyan farmers

Many smallholder farmers start off and manage their agribusiness ventures on a trial and error basis. They start off with a lot of gusto, but with no concrete information on farming, which leads to costly blunders. Hopefully that problem is now being solved. KALRO (the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock.....

Kerala Agricultural University

Indian mango database developed for plant breeders

Even true mango connoisseurs may find it difficult to identify all the mango varieties grown in India. While the number of commercial mango varieties is about 30, more than a 1,000 different types of mango plants are cultivated in that nation. Despite all this biodiversity, the country does not have a central.....

A new generation of temperature monitors

Chinese technology innovation company fully enters overseas markets

A technology innovation company with 14 years of R&D experience in wireless communication, Frigga uses technological innovation to drive a new generation of temperature monitors. The company serves the fresh produce market and the pharmaceutical industry and operates traditional USB recorders. The.....

How cloud-based Croptracker, Inc. boosts farmers record keeping

Croptracker, Inc. is a cloud-based record-keeping and operations management software service which provides advanced solutions to clients in the fruit & vegetable industry, enhancing food safety traceability while decreasing overall operational costs. Our mission is to make crop production safer, more.....

Chilean farmers interact with their land through virtual assistant

A group of Chilean scientists are applying artificial intelligence to help a sector not usually associated with this kind of advanced technology: fruit farming. The team has designed special software called Agronomic Simulation and Agroclimatic Information, known by its Spanish acronym SAIA, which places.....

Enhancing crop monitoring across 1 million acres

Smart Yields and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union launch cutting-edge technology

Honolulu based agri-tech company Smart Yields and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union are now utilising a state-of-the-art crowd-sourced monitoring network to navigate Mother Nature.These entities have launched a pilot program to monitor crops and livestock using wireless sensors, hardware and data analytics. It is.....

Canada: Big data means big returns for farmers British Columbia

There’s a whole side of agriculture that’s new to farmers: innovative technology that cuts costs and boosts efficiency. “The fancier the tech, the more expensive the machinery,” says Sukhpaul Bal, a farmer and president of the BC Cherry Association.Right now there’s a positive vibe within agriculture. People.....

North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network

US starts new offensive against potato disease with Potato Blight App

Potato growers from the states of North Dakota and western Minnesota have an improved tool to fight a dangerous crop disease. The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, or NDAWN, has launched its Potato Blight app for Apple and Android phones and tablets."We want to give our growers tools they can use in.....