Agriculture

Outfield analyses aerial images of orchards using machine learning to predict crop yield

Sowing the seeds of digital tech

Farmers are starting to reap the rewards of robotics and machine vision, as Keely Portway finds out

Farmland monitoring application note

Raptor Photonics has published an application note describing how researchers from the University of Applied Science Koblenz have developed an imaging system for airborne monitoring of farmland

Investing in innovation

Keely Portway looks at the trials and tribulations of bringing new technology to market, particularly in a pandemic

EPIC meeting on precision agriculture

Photonics applications are emerging in farms, such as the use of UAVs for monitoring soil and crop health or water supply quality. The purpose is to discuss with end-users opportunities in this sector for lidar, hyperspectral imaging, laser systems or fiber sensors.

Every grain counts

How will the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 with no new land for agriculture? Greg Blackman speaks to machine builder Bühler about how optical sensing can maximise yield in grain processing

The Harvesters (1565), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Wheat breeding gains from 3D data

Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Richard Dudley about the National Physical Laboratory’s 3D imaging rig, which will be scanning wheat in crop breeding trials this summer

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