$32 Billion Market Expected for Agricultural Drones

Agricultural efficiency is poised to take a big leap with drone technology now that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is streamlining regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles. A recent report from  PwC  pegs the addressable market for agricultural drones to be worth a whopping $32.4 billion, second only to infrastructure. That’s a big number. And the interesting […]

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Improvements to Hi-Spec spreader will see manure evenly spread to 24m

Hi-Spec Engineering has decided to give its Xcel 1250 manure spreader a complete overhaul on its 10 year anniversary. The new Xcel 1250 incorporates significant improvements over the previous model including the ability to accurately and evenly spread to 24m, following extensive field trials and customer feedback. Using a rotary chain and flail system the new model is designed to achieve […]

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Why Drones Are the Latest Buzz in Agriculture

When used with prudence, drones can be a potential tool to better control our agricultural productivity and to best invest our limited resources. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have become synonymous with death and destruction. Then again, as UAVs have become more affordable and ubiquitous, they have also been adapted for diverse applications – ranging from the […]

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Russia, the World’s Largest GMO-free Territory, Platform for the Development of Organic Agriculture

Moscow Bans GMO: In July 2016 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban the cultivation and breeding of genetically modified plants and animals (GMO), except in cases where they will be used in testing and scientific research. In fact, this law makes Russia the world’s largest GMO-free territory and offers a […]

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Over 50 cooperative farms established in Armenia as part of EU program

YEREVAN, September 27. /ARKA/. As many as 53 cooperative entities have been established in Armenia as part of the Eastern Partnership Program’s agriculture development project, Armen Harutyunyan, deputy agriculture minister, told journalists on Tuesday. “The EU-financed project was launched in 2015 and will last until 2017,” he said. “Its budget amounts to €25 million and […]

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Technology set to play big part in NZ agriculture

Ultimately, for New Zealand to diversify its export base, technology will play a critical role in improving value-add in agricultural exports, a leading New Zealand agri-tech expert says. Craige Mackenzie, chair of Precision Agriculture Association of New Zealand (PAANZ), says precision agriculture has a lot to offer the bright future of the second biggest New […]

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Irrigated agriculture in Australia now worth more than $15 billion

The value of irrigated agricultural production in Australia has hit more than $15 billion. Value of Australia’s irrigated agriculture 2014-15 Rice for grain – $272.7m Cereals for grain and seed (a) – $464.1m Cotton (b) – $907.4m Sugar cane – $736.8m Nurseries, cut flowers and turf – $832.8m Other broadacre crops – $86.2m Hay – […]

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Singapore: ICT platform for agriculture in the works

SINGAPORE. Three international development institutions are working together to design an information and communications technology (ICT) platform for agricultural development in line with the G20’s latest call to facilitate sustainable agricultural development during their meeting in Hangzhou, China (4-5 September). The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) […]

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Global Agriculture Drone Industry Adopts Innovation to Stay Competitive

From Big Market Research PORTLAND, Oregon, September 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Big Market Research Adds a new Report “Global Agriculture Drone Industry- Size, Share, Trends, Forecast, Growth, Opportunities, Trends“ The report Global Agriculture Drone Industry 2016 Deep Market Research Report is a thorough analyses on the key industry insights and changing market dynamics, industry estimation […]

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