Innovator Spotlight: Arable Labs – Real-Time Monitoring and Predictive Analysis for ‘Decision Agriculture’
Arable Labs provides agricultural enterprises with real-time, continuous monitoring and predictive analytics of crop growth, harvest timing, yield, and quality using its in-field sensor platform.
Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, the firm…View Details
Innovator Spotlight: SensIT Ventures, Inc. builds miniature chemical sensors for agriculture and food system sensing and optimization
SensIT Ventures, Inc. uses proprietary technology to develop, build and sell custom chemical sensors for many industries, including food and agriculture. The sensors are miniaturized, inexpensive and require minimal power, so they can…View Details
Understanding the mechanisms involved in plants’ response to rising CO2 levels may lead to the development of crop plant varieties better adapted to future drought conditions.View Details
Survey of the pathogen of Alternaria late blight reveals different levels of carboxamide fungicide resistance on the main pistachio producing regions of California
By Paulo Lichtemberg, Ryan D. Puckett, Yong Luo, Lorene Doster, and Themis J. Michailides originally in California Agriculture
Alternaria late blight (ALB), caused mainly by the fungal pathogen Alternaria alternata, is an important pistachio disease that causes severe tree defoliation and fruit…View Details
By Mark Hoddle, Kevi Mace, and John Steggall in California Agriculture
Proactive biocontrol could accelerate responses to invasive pests in urban areas — where pesticide use may be unpopular — before they spread to agricultural areas.View Details
By Brian Barth in Modern Farmer
Leah Penniman is an American anomaly: black, female, and a farmer. Her primary focus involves fighting what she considers a far more common, yet more subtly brutal, form of oppression. “Corporations, and white folks,…View Details
Innovator Spotlight: WISRAN – ‘Live Lean Farming’ to Capture Labor and Other Efficiencies in Agriculture
By Leanna Sweha
Sunnyvale-based WISRAN helps improve ag machinery and labor utilization efficiency, resulting in a potential 2 to 5 percent boost in revenues.
WISRAN won the 2015 UC Davis Big Bang…View Details
As a kid I loved to draw cities of the future that were in the sky with gardens and homes far above the ground. Perhaps this is one reason that I am a huge fan of…View Details
George Washington, the father of our country, said it well when he proclaimed he grew “crops to eat and sell” and “crops to replenish the soil.”
Generations of farmers follow his footsteps.
Cover crops (also known as green manures) are…View Details
School food service is a multibillion dollar industry that impacts the lives of over 30 million (mostly) low-income students. Every school day and, with increasing frequency, during summer weekdays as well, this industry provides two-thirds of students’ meals (breakfast and…View Details