Buzz word: Agtech refers to “transforming the global food system” through digital technology

ACCELERATOR, incubator, start-up, connectivity — the buzzwords of the digital age can be clear as, well, mud.

And when lumped under the umbrella term “agtech”, it’s no wonder farmers, investors and business leaders can be left scratching their heads.

Entrepreneur group Start Up Australia says the term agtech refers to “transforming the global food system” t...

As you have seen throughout this report, aerial imagery has been a “thing” in agriculture for decades. Systems and delivery mechanisms have come, gone, and evolved. New satellite deployment for image capture has exploded in recent years, while the resolution and “on-demand” capability of drone systems have grabbed much of the current spotlight. Finally, there has been an earnest re-focus on imagery collected via manned airplane, access to a wide...

These photos demonstrate the stark difference between (left) medium and very high resolution.

Field imagery in agriculture has been around for decades. But as the industry stands in “Crop Season 2017,” agriculture still has a ways to go to provide actionable information instead of selling pixels and pictures. Service providers and farmers do not need imagery, they need information — actionable information. They need alerts that tell them there is...

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