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.
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.
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.
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