farming

  • How mixed reality and machine learning are driving innovation in farming Crunch Network

    How mixed reality and machine learning are driving innovation in farming

    Farming is, by far, the most mature industry mankind has created. Dating back to the dawn of civilization, farming has been refined, adjusted and adapted — but never perfected. We, as a society, always worry over the future of farming. Today, we even apply terms usually reserved for the tech sector — digital, IoT, AI and so on. So why are we worrying? Read More

  • Prospera raises $7 million to put computer vision and AI to work on the farm

    Prospera raises $7 million to put computer vision and AI to work on the farm

    A Tel Aviv-based startup called Propsera has raised $7 million in new venture funding to build out systems that will monitor and help farmers improve the health of their crops, and optimize their operations. Bessemer Venture Partners led the Series A round. Prospera CEO and co-founder Daniel Koppel said agriculture professionals have plenty of tech at their disposal today from soil and… Read More

  • SwagBot will autonomously roll them little dogies along rough Australian ranchlands

    SwagBot will autonomously roll them little dogies along rough Australian ranchlands

    Is nothing sacred? The rugged trails that over history have been trod by cowboys, gauchos, ranch hands, and in Australia, swagmen, are now to be presided over by cold, calculating machines. SwagBot is the vanguard of our incoming steer-driving overlords, its independent all-wheel drive churning carelessly the mud in which once toiled our manly forbears and their snorting charges. Read More

  • Farmigo shuts down its online farmer’s market

    Farmigo shuts down its online farmer’s market

    Farmigo, an online farmer’s market that allowed consumers to shop for locally grown food via the web, then pick up those orders at nearby locations, says it will now be shutting down its delivery service. According to an announcement penned by Farmigo founder and CEO Benzi Ronen on the startup’s homepage, the company can no longer continue its community delivery operations… Read More

  • The land grab for farm data Crunch Network

    The land grab for farm data

    Farmers are adopting smart-sensor technologies and connected farm equipment more quickly than ever, stretching each season to eke out greater yield from finite acreage. This rise in so-called precision agriculture has precipitated a massive influx in unstructured “bushels to bytes” farm data, creating new opportunities for an industry that has previously operated solely in the… Read More

  • Bosch, Flextronics back CropX to help farmers grow more food without wasting water

    Bosch, Flextronics back CropX to help farmers grow more food without wasting water

    A Tel Aviv startup that wants to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, CropX, has attracted sensor manufacturers Robert Bosch and Flextronics International as strategic backers. Specifically, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH and accelerator Flex Lab IX added $1 million in venture funding to the Series A round for CropX, which now totals $10 million. CropX makes soil sensors… Read More

  • Indigo Is Mapping Plant Microbiomes To Produce Next Generation Crops

    Indigo Is Mapping Plant Microbiomes To Produce Next Generation Crops

    David Perry thinks the secret to agricultural challenges like drought resistance might lie in the bacteria that live in a bunch of grass on the beach. That’s just one example that Indigo, a company that analyzes the microbiomes of plants to produce seed coatings that impart various attributes, is looking into as a way to combat difficult conditions for various crops. Indigo is… Read More

  • Necessity Is Driving Agricultural Innovation Indoors Crunch Network

    Necessity Is Driving Agricultural Innovation Indoors

    According to the United Nations, the earth will house an estimated 9.7 billion people by 2050. Consequently, more food will need to be produced over the next four decades than has been produced over the last 10,000 years. And with more than 99.7 percent of global food coming from land, and most of the arable land already accounted for, increasing yields per surface area is essential. Read More

  • DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta

    DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta

    DroneDeploy is on a mission to make drones accessible to industrial users who have a business need for conducting outdoor landscape mapping and monitoring. So, in other words, it wants drones to be put to work by people other than enthusiastic dorks with a gadget habit — doing tasks like helping farmers spot crop damage and disease. Read More