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Farmers across the world could jack up giant profits using an Artificial Intelligence soil monitoring system developed at Brunel University London. By collecting data about soil and growing conditions, the 'magic bean' helps farmers boost crops, cut waste and save time, money and water.

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In a world in which citizens are increasingly aware of what they consume and the environmental and social implications derived from their decisions, ensuring the traceability of what comes to the table is essential to guarantee the success of any product.

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Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. A team of engineers has coated seeds with silk that has been treated with a kind of bacteria that naturally produce a nitrogen ferti

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Scientists from Skoltech have trained neural networks to evaluate and predict the plant growth pattern taking into account the main influencing factors and propose the optimal ratio between the nutrient requirements and other growth-driving parameters.

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The AgTech, technology-based companies that in recent years strengthened precision agriculture through the use of sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence, among other tools, seek to impact livestock production. Some still in development and others already in commercial phase, they promise disruptive changes for farm management.

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Western Sydney University's expertise in water management is providing an efficient tool for monitoring scarce groundwater reserves as large parts of India bake in extreme drought and heat. The MyWell smartphone app is enabling Indian farmers to monitor and manage scarce groundwater in a distributed and localized way to monitor water levels