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Soiltech Wireless Completes USD 2.5M Funding Round to Increase Product Velocity and Advance Stability

Soiltech Wireless - provider of an affordable soil moisture sensor - completes USD 2.5M Funding Round

July 23, 2022
Soiltech Wireless, a leader in remote crop monitoring and traceability from farm to transport and storage, has completed its seed funding round of USD 2.5 million. Homegrown Capital was the leader in this round along with Great North Ventures
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Ceres Imaging Announces Integration Partnership with Probe Schedule

June 23, 2022
Ceres Imaging, the precision farming analytics provider that helps farmers build more profitable and more sustainable operations, announced a new partnership with Probe Schedule
A better understanding and awareness of tillage practices is going to be crucial for growers as environmental concerns continue to move towards center stage.

Improve Tillage Practices: Important Questions to Examine

January 17, 2022
Tillage gets a bad reputation. The truth is, no single method of tillage practice is 'bad', as long as it is done mindfully, timely, and with purpose. Look for precision agriculture solutions and the right equipment to meet your tillage goals
Drones are the perfect tool to optimize fungicide applications with site specific treatments.

Rantizo: How to Optimize Fungicide Applications with Drones

July 22, 2021
With the rise of precision agriculture solutions, the farming industry has become increasingly tech savvy. Many growers and producers have embraced GPS-enabled tractors, variable-rate fertilizer applications, and smart platforms.
Sensor can help save 500 million gallons of water and 250,000 gallons of gasoline across 10,000 acres of farmland

Soiltech has expanded the functionality of its soil moisture sensor with temperature, humidity, location and impacts

December 30, 2020
Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, temperature, humidity, location and impacts that may create bruising while crops are being grown, transported, and stored.
NPC Launches New 'Eye on Potatoes' Podcast

Launched at the Potato Expo: The 'Eye on Potatoes' Podcast

January 15, 2020
Kicking off the 12th annual Potato Expo, held Jan 14-15 in Las Vegas, the National Potato Council announced the launch of its new podcast, 'Eye on Potatoes'. The podcast in available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
Dickeya dianthicola is a serious bacterium that can cause tuber soft rot and blackleg (shown) in potatoes
(Courtesy: Government of Western Australia)

Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application

December 05, 2019
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
Announced in September 2018, the new University of Tennessee Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology is already staffed. Shown from rear to front are Taylor Frazier-Douglas, a postdoctoral member of the research team, as well as Holly Brabazon, research

Turning potatoes into plant sensors for the US Military

October 04, 2018
Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will lead a new DARPA program of $7.5 million to use potato plants as a new, revolutionary sensor platform to detect environmental threats to deployed troops and civilians.
An aerial view of a tobacco field in North Carolina after hurricane Florence. Any sweet potatoes that have been submerged for days will not be harvested.

Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Hurricane Florence still uncertain

September 23, 2018
The problem for North Carolina’s sweet potato farmers is knowing whether the drenching rains unleashed by hurricane Florence will have the same effect as being inundated by a flooded pond or creek. Some sweet potato fields received as much as 30 inches.
Dirk Hays,Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist: “With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can image the size of the tubers and get a correlation to the actual physical size of the potato without harvesting them. [...] We can get an almost one-to-

Early maturing potato cultivars can be identified using ground-penetrating radar, finds Texas A&M Agrilife

August 17, 2017
Dirk Hays,Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist: “With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can image the size of the tubers and get a correlation to the actual physical size of the potato without harvesting them. Potatoes are a dream for Ground Penetrating Radar.”

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