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Read about the analysis of flooded areas using SoilMate.

The flood that occurred on July 15th, 2021, was a serious disaster whose impact reached lands beyond the country. On July 14th, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute constituted a great risk of the Limburg province being overflown (a.k.a. red warning) due to heavy rain. …

The importance of land-use statistics is undeniable in modern farming and business. Accurate and up-to-date mapping of land usage requires precise land classification, which is complicated without the Afterall detection of field boundaries.

Usually, existing maps are based on historic administrative maps or manually developed based on observational data. The first ones do not stand up to high accuracy. The second one involves significant amounts of manual labor that scales with the number of maps to be created or updated. Neither of these…

In our new article, we provide you with the results of analyzing agricultural lands in Carroll, Iowa, with the help of SoilMate!

Soybean rotation (Iowa)

A widely used practice among Midwest farmers, rotating corn and soybeans could potentially contribute to long-term soil organic matter declines.
Rotating corn and soybeans allow farmers to use less nitrogen fertilizer when growing corn. That benefits the environment and will enable farmers to save on input costs. However, studies have noted…

Today’s agenda: 2021 trends in agritech/foodtech investment, innovative research in reducing carbon footprint, solar geoengineering in protecting crops from climate change, and many more!

2021 will mark a new record for investment in the agfoodtech industry!

Agrifoodtech’s startups worldwide raised $24 billion in the first half of 2021, which is very close to the total for all of 2020.

E-Grocery remains the most-funded category this half of the year, accounting for 23% of the investment, followed by Midstream Technologies with 15% and In-Store Retail & Restaurant…

Hello dear readers! Today in our digest: devastating storm in the Northeast of the US, new findings in the weed control system, and the future of agricultural robotics!

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Tornadoes teared up New Jersey’s largest dairy farm.

The Wellacrest farm in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, was almost destroyed in about three minutes: silos were overturned, grain bunkers collapsed, and roofs were torn down. For those looking to donate, there has been a GoFundMe page set up.

The hurricane that devastated the dairy farm last week caused the…

According to NOAA’s 2020 Annual Climate Report, Earth’s average surface temperature has risen at an average rate of 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit (0.08 degrees Celsius) per decade since 1880. However, the average rate of increase since 1981 has been more than twice that rate — 0.18°C / 0.32°F.

Image 1. Significant climate anomalies and events in 2020. Source: NOAA’s NCEI State of the climate report & The WMO Provisional Status of the climate in 2020.

When the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has doubled, which is expected to the end of the 21st Century, researchers project global temperature increase up to 4.5 degrees Celsius. That would incur a dramatic change of climate.

Since we are aware that climate change is a fact and that…

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Research: the nature of the floods is expected to change with future warming

According to a new study, partly conducted by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, climate change will significantly change future flood patterns. Although an increase in the number of moderate storms in the future will not necessarily increase run-off in many regions, extreme storms will cause more devastating and frequent…

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Farmers producing zero-yield tillage can reduce the use of herbicides, control weeds, and protect harvests

According to a new study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, farmers using zero tillage, where the soil is never or rarely disturbed, can reduce herbicides use and maintain crop yields through the adoption of integrated weed control techniques. Although no-till agriculture can save soil and energy, it relies…

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Scientists have developed a more sustainable way of producing fertilizers.

A group of international scientists led by the Nanyang University of Technology in Singapore developed a new «greener» method for producing a key compound in fertilizers that can pave the way to more sustainable agricultural practices as world demand for food grows. The team found a way to significantly improve…

Great news! SoilMate is moving to Kubernetes! In this short article, we will explain the main advantages of Kubernetes and how we use it in Machine Learning.

From SoilMate’s side, containerization and orchestration proved beneficial in setting the infrastructure with predictable, repeatable, fast development and deployment. Implementing Kubernetes was one step further in building an efficient project development process with a bunch of benefits:

  • autoscaling — the complete automation and flexible scaling of the system — allow…

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