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Quinoa relative helped hunter-gatherers build a civilisation

Quinoa relative helped hunter-gatherers build a civilisation | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
A University of Utah study of sites in the US dating back 5,000 years ago revealed the plant, called pitseed goosefoot, was one of the first crops to have been cultivated.
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India may set record wheat output this year on good rain: Government

India may set record wheat output this year on good rain: Government | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: The government today said the country's wheat production this year may surpass the previous record of 94.88 million tonnes after good rains took water reservoir levels to a 10-year high. ...
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Technologies, like Google Glass, may find a home in agriculture

Technologies, like Google Glass, may find a home in agriculture | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it

Wearable computer technologies, such as Google Glass, could very well find a home in agriculture The hands-free mobility offered by these types of technology would allow growers to communicate and unload and download digital information on their mobile devices while they go about their normal chores.                Bruce Rasa, a farm technology consultant, is one of 8,000 people commissioned by Google to test the device. - See more at: http://www.thegrower.com/news/Technology-like-Google-Glass-may-find-a-home-in-agriculture-226347541.html#sthash.63CBXf6T.dpuf

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Corn price hits new low, hurting fertilizer and seed producers » Market Realist

Corn price hits new low, hurting fertilizer and seed producers » Market Realist | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it

Crop price can have a significant impact on fertilizer companies’ earnings and share prices. When crop prices are high, farmers feel encouraged to use more fertilizers in order to take advantage of high crop prices and earn more money. Plus, high crop prices make fertilizers more affordable for farmers, which will increase farmers’ income and the amount of fertilizers they can purchase for the next planting season. This will ultimately increase fertilizer demand and prices, which will support the earnings and share prices of fertilizer producers.

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Farm data capture will challenge growers to maximize agriculture technology. | Farm Industry News Blog

Farm data capture will challenge growers to maximize agriculture technology. | Farm Industry News Blog | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
Agriculture technology is a fascinating subject, but when you're living it it's probably a little more tedious. Capturing data, transferring data and interpreting the information are challenges the industry faces for the future.
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Top 5 Trends In Agriculture Technology | CropLife | CropLife IRON | Article

Top 5 Trends In Agriculture Technology | CropLife | CropLife IRON | Article | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
Big data, robotics are among the five most significant trends in agriculture technology for retailers.
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Farm data capture will challenge growers to maximize agriculture technology. | Farm Industry News Blog

Farm data capture will challenge growers to maximize agriculture technology. | Farm Industry News Blog | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
Agriculture technology is a fascinating subject, but when you're living it it's probably a little more tedious. Capturing data, transferring data and interpreting the information are challenges the industry faces for the future.
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Including soybeans in crop rotation provides advantages | Soybeans content from Corn and Soybean Digest

Including soybeans in crop rotation provides advantages | Soybeans content from Corn and Soybean Digest | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
In addition to increasing corn yields and cutting nitrogen expense, keeping soybeans in the rotation lowers next year’s corn rootworm management costs, says Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota Extension entomologist.
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Shutdown Thwarts Key Agriculture Report

Shutdown Thwarts Key Agriculture Report | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
Crop Confusion: The U.S. government shutdown is likely to halt the release of the crop report -- perhaps the most important data for agriculture traders. 
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When a new technology saved the French wine industry

When a new technology saved the French wine industry | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
Amy Harmon's excellent article in the New York Times describes how the Florida orange juice industry may soon be wiped out because of a new bacterial disease spread by an introduced insect. There c...
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Monsanto buys big data weather company to boost yields and profit

Monsanto buys big data weather company to boost yields and profit | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
Agriculture giant Monsanto has announced acquisition of the Climate Corporation, a climate data research company, expecting that its info will help farmers maximize crop yields with fewer resources.
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Big Data Turns Traditional Farming Upside Down | SmartData Collective

Big Data Turns Traditional Farming Upside Down | SmartData Collective | Big data agriculture | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet will greatly affect agricultural machines such as tractors, agricultural sprayers, harvesters, soil cultivating equipment or cow milking machines.
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Can Big Data Help Solve World Hunger? - John Edwards | Big Data Republic

Powerful analytics promise to help get food to the people who need it most.
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