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Horticulture app: Posadi.si will help to produce vegetables in the new gardening season

Horticulture app: Posadi.si  will help to produce vegetables in the new gardening season | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it

Best business idea in Slovenia (by Petra Šubic)

 

Posadi.si is a Digital gardening assistant , which is based on a planting calendar. "But because they are already many on the market, our version offers more - the weather forecast specifically for users of the gardeners, reminders and alerts, a forum for the exchange of knowledge, as well as the main information and advice on vegetables, use of fertilizers, pest control and optimal planting of vegetables with taking into account the good and bad neighbors," says Tilen Blazic.

Innovative ideas and their advantage over competing solutions is also the upgrading of sawing calendar with additional useful information to users, which can be quickly found in one place. "We currently run a website www.posadi.si, we have profile on Facebook and Twitter, and we hope to set up a functional blog and a forum for knowledge exchange, where experts answer questions, because we know that only good and useful content can increase virality and visibility, "adds Tilen Blazic, who is in the team Posadi.si with his brother Bojan Blazic, Marko Novak, Peter Krivec and Robert Malečkar.


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A Slovenian team has developed this app for gardeners, which has potential for use in farming too.

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Knapco's curator insight, January 15, 9:17 AM

The five-member team is finalizing the development of test versions of applications, and gathers hobby gardeners who will be first users... Visit their web site http://www.posadi.si/

They plan to upgrade applications with useful content for fruit growers, growing herbs and ornamental plants...

Knapco's curator insight, January 15, 9:29 AM

Visit their web site http://www.posadi.si/

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Sky-high robots detecting weeds

Sky-high robots detecting weeds | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
New technology can help in the fight against pests and weeds in northern Australia.
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USA: Farmers have a new forum for discussing data management

USA: Farmers have a new forum for discussing data management | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Farmers now have an online resource and community to discuss what’s important in data management.
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Uganda: Mobile Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals

Uganda: Mobile Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
[AlertNet]A forest monitoring system that uses text messaging on mobile phones has helped the Ugandan government to intercept six cartels involved in forest crimes, within just four months of its launch.
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Six innovations revolutionising farming

Six innovations revolutionising farming | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Agricultural production has tripled in half a century. To find out how, we crowdsourced new technology in smallholder farming
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Use of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing in Idaho

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From agribusiness to subsistence: high-tech tools now available to all

From agribusiness to subsistence: high-tech tools now available to all | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Devised for industrialised farms, precision agriculture now has the potential to increase the yields of smallholder farmers, says Caspar van Vark
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Idaho State University researchers, partners employ unmanned aircraft systems to detect threats to crops in Southeast Idaho

Idaho State University researchers, partners employ unmanned aircraft systems to detect threats to crops in Southeast Idaho | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
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Harvesting better access to information

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Roundtable brings high-tech farming ideas to India’s risk-prone ecologies | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Roundtable brings high-tech farming ideas to India’s risk-prone ecologies | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it

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Saving crops and people with bug sensors

Saving crops and people with bug sensors | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
University of California, Riverside researchers have created a method that can classify different species of insects with up to 99 percent accuracy, a development that could help farmers protect their crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and Dengue fever.
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[Kenya] Project Airtel Kilimo: CABI and KARI team meet for consultation

[Kenya] Project Airtel Kilimo: CABI and KARI team meet for consultation | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
CABI and KARI team for the project Airtel Kilimo To provide on time, high qualtiy information to the farmers In Kenya, recently a team of the Kenya Agriculture Research Institute (KARI) scientists ...
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[India] Text-to-speech software application to aid farmers

[India] Text-to-speech software application to aid farmers | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it

It is easy to think of applications for visually challenged people in the context of “text-to-speech” software (TTS), but now there is an application which uses TTS to help out farmers. The Sandesh Pathak application, developed jointly by C-DAC Mumbai, IIT-Madras, IIIT Hyderabad, IIT Kharagpur, and C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram will enable SMS messages to be read out loud, for the benefit of farmers who may have difficulty in reading.

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Take a look at SciDev.Net's scoop on what Plantwise is doing with mobile

Take a look at SciDev.Net's scoop on what Plantwise is doing with mobile | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
SciDev.Net, an online magazine aiming to 'bring science and development together through news and analysis', covers the work that Plantwise are doing with mobile in Kenya. It reports on how Plantwi...

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Computers to protect crop harvests - Farming UK news

Computers to protect crop harvests - Farming UK news | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Computer scientists are devising new and more efficient ways to spot diseased crops to help boost harvest yields.
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How Google Glass Can Be the Next Big Thing for Agriculture

How Google Glass Can Be the Next Big Thing for Agriculture | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Craig Ganssle, Founder and CEO of Basecamp Networks talks about how Google Glass can be used to revolutionise agricultural practices.
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Africa's applied tech innovations

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Some of the technologies that have been developed in Africa and are helping to improve productivity of farming and fisheries.

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VetAfrica App to Boost Livestock Farmers’ Productivity

VetAfrica App to Boost Livestock Farmers’ Productivity | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Glasgow-based tech company Cojengo, a mobile development and cloud computing agency mainly focusing on the emerging African market ,has teamed up with software giant Microsoft to provide innovative diagnostic tools and disease surveillance data for farmers in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and...
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T&T, region playing catch-up with digital technology - Trinidad Guardian

"As the world careens toward an age of limitless technological possibilities—killer robots, 3D printers, rapid biotechnologies (mobile robotic arms), and Star Trek-inspired..."

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Going Social on Avian Influenza | DAI Online Publications

Going Social on Avian Influenza | DAI Online Publications | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
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Miniature Gas Chromatograph Could Help Farmers Detect Crop Diseases Earlier

Miniature Gas Chromatograph Could Help Farmers Detect Crop Diseases Earlier | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a micro gas chromatograph for early detection of diseases in crops. About the size of a 9-volt battery, the technology’s portability could give farmers just the tool they ...
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Mobile Phones for Agricultural Extension | E-Agriculture

Mobile Phones for Agricultural Extension | E-Agriculture | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @e_agriculture New book: "Mobile Phones for Agricultural Extension" by @SaravananRajG - http://t.co/Vni6rB7xlR #eAgri #ICT4Ag #M4D
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No link to actually purchase the book but looks like it could provide some useful information for several different countries.

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Youth Changing the Face of Agriculture in Kenya

Youth Changing the Face of Agriculture in Kenya | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it
They are young and sophisticated technophiles operating in the fast lane of life. A typical day for them entails spending considerable amounts of time on the cyberspace. Additionally, they are inno...
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How Philippine rice farmers can use a mobile phone to get fertilizer information from IRRI - YouTube

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Demo of a voice-based mobile service that gives fertiliser application advice to rice farmers in the Philippines (go to 4:48 in the video to see demo)

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Mobile app provides weather forecasts for Rwandan coffee farmers

Mobile app provides weather forecasts for Rwandan coffee farmers | Tech in agriculture | Scoop.it

A mobile app created by a start-up company at European Space Agency's business incubator in the UK will soon help coffee farmers in Rwanda to protect and improve their crops by providing highly local weather forecasts.


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Ag+Data

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Two years ago an informal group met for drinks in downtown Palo Alto: a mix of grad students, investors, and data science experts in Silicon Valley. In the back...
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