Study: Using data, farmers can increase their yields, decrease their waste

Read the full story at Food Dive.

  • Rapid changes in the agriculture industry point the way to new, technologically enhanced “precision farming” that could lead to major gains in food yields — possibly enhancing current capabilities to feed an additional one billion people within the next 10 years, according to a new report by AT Kearney.
  • Digital technologies applied to agriculture — ranging from camera drones to GPS-enabled combines — are opening up a new wave of automation and could generate dramatic improvements in crop yields that may spark another agricultural revolution.
  • Opportunities are there to bundle technologies to provide end-to-end services for growers, ranging from selecting crops to optimizing planting times, seeding rates, and fertilizer applications.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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