October 17, 2016      

Agricultural robots can accelerate the information gathering and uptake enormously
bringing the endgame of precision to “ultra-precision” in automated farming ever closer.

Please join us this Thursday, October 20 at 2PM EST for:

Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard

Is Mother Nature on board with this?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become an important element in the world of precision agriculture. Referred to as Agricultural IoT, it allows farmers to remotely monitor sensors that keep tabs on everything from soil moisture and crop growth through livestock feed levels, storage conditions, animal behavior and energy consumption.

We are very much looking forward in our Robot Harvest webcast to offer up some insight and news into new developments in precision farming and robotics that are beginning to provide enhanced productivity and better use of land, while controlling the spiraling costs of farming.

Collecting data and being able to visualize it allows farmers to fully understand what’s happening in their fields and orchards, and to use that knowledge in decision making.

Emmet Cole, writer/analyst of the research report that accompanies the webcast, has produced a great companion to have on hand when trying to tie together all the disparate elements of IT and robotics headed to farms seemingly all at once.

As Emmet writes: “Agricultural IoT provides real granularity for farmers; enabling them to get down and dirty with the data and to streamline farming processes.

“Meanwhile, analysis software and smart farming applications combined with third-party data delivered via the Internet (such as weather reports) support informed decision-making at a level never before possible.

“Agricultural IoT also enables remote management of smart connected harvesters and irrigation equipment. As a trend, IoT has generated new and productive ways for farmers to farm, via the use of relatively cheap (compared to agricultural field robots and industrial robots, that is) and easy-to-install sensors.

For example, Ken Dalenberg, a corn and soybean farmer from east central Illinois, who needs to monitor nitrogen, readily sees the importance of data and the subsequent analytics: “It [nitrogen] is one of the highest cost inputs we put on field. It is very important we get the right rate and also be environmentally responsible. Now, with the algorithms in the software and the ability to input different scenarios, we have the ability to analyze our agronomic decisions.”

Nitrogen savings is important to Dalenberg, but also, and very importantly, taking a burden off the environment is critical. AgMg reports: “Nitrogen from fertilizers and manures washed off farmland costs Americans $157 billion a year in damages to human health and the environment.”

I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature is definitely on board with that!

This Thursday, pull up a chair and strap on your earphones for a remarkable journey into agribotics, smart farming, and the new shape of agricultural productivity as we hurtle towards a world population growing from 7 billion to 9 billion.

Make sure you grab a copy (free to members) of Emmet’s Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard; here’s what’s inside:

 

Table of Contents (research report)
Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field & Orchard

I. Investment Landscape
II. Auto-steering & Autonomous Vehicles
III. Dairy Products
IV. Agribotics and “Fruit Pickin’ Good”
V. Drones for Agriculture
VI. Vertical Farms
VII. Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture

Please join us for our webcast: Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard

Please join us Thursday, October 20 at 2PM EST

Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard