It is so easy with modern technology to sit in the tractor cab and judge planter performance by what the seed monitor shows. But anything on that screen is merely a representation of the reality in the soil behind the planter.
With a $10 million Series A funding announced May 3, Abundant Robotics hopes to get even closer to solving one of precision agriculture’s most complicated challenges – building a robot that can pick an American icon quickly and effectively.
Cattle ranchers in the Great Plains have been struck with another heavy blow after a weekend blizzard left countless cattle dead and thousands struggling to feed in Oklahoma and Kansas. This setback comes two months after the March wildfires tore through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Spring 2017 has brought some early planting conditions, which were unfortunately followed by heavy rains. As the standing water recedes, the surfaces of many fields may crust over. And any seedling trapped underneath the hard layer at the surface will continue to grow until they run out of energy. [...]