A Dutch company is developing a floating dairy farm, which they hope to use as a proof-of-concept for future agricultural systems. The farm will use automated cleaning and milking robots, while recycling waste into fertilizer.
A Swiss company called ecoRobotix recently unveiled its contribution to automated agriculture -- a robotic weed-killing machine, that may reshape the way we approach agriculture by used microdoses of herbicides
By making mutations in 13 genes, scientists from the United States and China produced a strain of rice with 25-31 percent high yield. Without CRISPR, it would have taken millions of plants to reach a similar goal.
TerraSentia is a four-wheeled farm robot that boasts a variety of sensors that can monitor and transmit crop data in real time. It won’t take full autonomy over a farm but is designed to serve as a little cog in a bigger machine.
Indigo Agriculture has a plan is to pump plants with a bunch of beneficial microbes to make the crops grow faster, stronger, and more productively. It’s a long shot, but it could give farmers access to crops that not only grow better in…
Scientists recently published a paper detailing a new "speed breeding" technique that may revolutionize the way we grow crops and accelerate the rate at which we can develop hardier, healthier, and more versatile plants in the face of…
From planting to tending and harvesting, no human stepped foot on the acre and a half barley farm in rural England. The manual labor in the project, called Hands Free Hectare, was done entirely by robot farmers.
We may prefer to squish them in the West but insects are a staple food source in many cultures around the world. They’re cheap, nutritious, some say delicious, and they’re exceptionally sustainable, according to a new study.
Colony collapse disorder has ravaged bee populations worldwide in recent years. In response, conservationists, engineers, and everyday citizens are leveraging modern technology to help save our buzzing, winged allies.
Preliminary results from research at the International Potato Center suggests that, if an astronaut is to find herself stranded on Mars, she’d at least be able to propagate potatoes in Mars-like conditions.