Edete is developing a mechanical solution for pollination as an alternative to using bees.
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The Iron Man model of artificial intelligence -- combining man and machine -- could truly take agriculture into the next era of productivity, writes Joe Byrum.
AVA is one of a small number of consumer tech-enabled grow systems on the market, which collectively raised just over $4 million in funding in 2017, according to AgFunder data.
ecoRobotix's first product is a solar-powered autonomous robot weeder that targets the application of herbicide based on GPS and sensors that enable it to detect weeds between crop rows.
The round was led by Russian venture capital firm Sistema VC with new investment from online venture capital platform AgFunder, UK VC 7percent Ventures, early-stage tech VC Acequia Capital, and industry veteran Henk Bles.
After photographing strawberries, the AgShift app tells the user what the percentage of red is in the photo, which speaks to how much shelf life is left.
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Both Walmart and Nestle are getting into new technologies while Florida citrus growers get some relief and the cannabis industry gets some M&A, plus more in our weekly brief.
Indoor farm Plenty makes plans in China while startups merge and launch new products in this week's brief.
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The Irish company will launch the first food ingredient discovered using artificial intelligence next year.
As the hype fades and more growers test out drones on their own operations, what they really want from drone-focused technology is becoming clearer and raising the bar for startups in the field.
The AI-enabled ag sensor and IoT startup now offers an end-to-end microclimate sensing and predictions service for land-based crops as well as aquaculture.
Zume is one of just a few startups creating solutions for restaurants to use in-house compared with the rest of the agrifood tech sector, but could the tide by changing as high profile investors come into the space?
Deere & Company announced plans to acquire Blue River Tech for $305 million last week as the next step in its quest to build autonomous equipment for agriculture.
Computational biology startup Benson Hill Biosystems (BHB) has launched a new gene editing tool to provide an alternative to existing tools, including the high-profile CRISPR Cas9.
"This is the start of the next chapter in agriculture," says Kiersten Stead from MGV, an investor in Blue River.
Dr. Naira Hovakimyan describes some of the inherent challenges in applying data analysis to agriculture and offers some thoughts on the solution for the digital agriculture industry going forward.