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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.
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
July 07, 2018
Belgapom, the Belgian potato trade and processing industry association, has appointed Marc Van Herreweghe as its new chairman.
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
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 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
Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries
March 28, 2018
By analysing potato production data, information systems specialist Professor Wolfgang Maaß and his team want to help farmers and food companies identify potential benefits and optimize their processes.
Digital standards urgently needed in the Food Supply Chain
February 11, 2018
Mike Riley, Head of TOMRA Food is making the case for digital standards during the Fruit Logistica. TOMRA Food is initiating cross-industry working groups to accelerate development.
High Tech for Farms: Bosch moves into Agricultural Technology Market worth billions
November 13, 2017
Using sensors to determine the best time for harvesting and steering automated tractors across fields, the market for agricultural technology is growing worldwide. It is also a lucrative field for Bosch. 'Bosch can do more than cars and cordless screwdrivers. We are bringing high tech to farms, opening up a market worth billions.'
Tolsma-Grisnich shows Potato Storage Innovations at Agritechnica
November 12, 2017
Agritechnica will be the 'Centre of Innovation' for anyone who wants to be updated on the latest global developments in the agribusiness. Tolsma-Grisnich, a regular exhibitor at this event, will show its innovations for the storage of potatoes