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Belgian potato supply chain commits to digital data platform WatchITgrow

Belgian potato supply chain commits to digital data platform WatchITgrow

February 28, 2019
Three Belgian organisations, Boerenbond, Belgapom and VITO are teaming up to strengthen the future of the Belgian potato chain by jointly investing in the online data platform WatchITgrow.
Developing sensors for potato farming

Developing smarter equipment for potato farming

February 05, 2019
Ahmad Al-Mallahi, working at Dalhousie University since October as the McCain Research Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, is working on sensors and automation to make potato farming smarter.
Turning potatoes into plant sensors for the US Military

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.
Mapping and evaluating the health of potato fields based on satellite data

Mapping and evaluating the health of potato fields based on satellite data

October 04, 2018
Rezatec - a UK based company focused on the analysis and interpretation of satellite data - has in collaboration with AHDB Potatoes investigated the effectiveness of using satellite data to map the extent of potato crops in pilot locations across the UK.
Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Florence still a question mark

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.
Marc Van Herreweghe new chairman of Belgapom, the Belgian association representing potato processing and trade

Marc Van Herreweghe new chairman of Belgapom, the Belgian association representing potato processing and trade

July 07, 2018
Belgapom, the Belgian potato trade and processing industry association, has appointed Marc Van Herreweghe as its new chairman.
Mahindra & Mahindra joins McCain and Monsanto as investor in Big Data company Resson

Mahindra joins McCain and Monsanto as investor in Big Data company Resson

May 10, 2018
Resson, a predictive analytics company for the agricultural industry, welcomed Mahindra & Mahindra as a strategic partner, joining existing strategic partners, which include McCain Foods and Monsanto Growth Ventures.
The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture

The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture

May 01, 2018
Potato cultivation has a number of quirks that make it both a prime candidate for precision agriculture and a little different than other crops
UPEI Precision Agriculture Project focused on Potato Inputs gets boosted by NSERC contribution

UPEI Precision Agriculture Project focused on Potato Inputs gets boost

April 19, 2018
A five year research project to develop precision agriculture ('smart') technologies for the use of inputs in potato farming at the University of Prince Edward Island's School of Sustainable Design Engineering received support from NSERC

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