A lot happened in the field of agricultural technology in 2020, and Future Farming reported on it, with news articles, reports, backgrounds and opinions. What were the best read articles on futurefarming.com in 2020? We made a top 10 for you.
As 2020 draws to a close, we look back on a year that is special in more ways than one. The corona crisis casts a shadow over 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 has enormous consequences for people and companies worldwide. The agricultural industry was also hit hard by the corona crisis.
In some aspects this crisis has accelerated existing developments. Think of remote crop monitoring, or the use of robots to deal with rapidly growing personnel shortages. A lot happened in the field of agricultural technology in 2020, and Future Farming reported on it, with news articles, reports, backgrounds and opinions.
In short, it was an eventful year, in which Future Farming could count on a strongly growing audience and growing interest from the agricultural sector worldwide. But what were the best read articles that were published on futurefarming.com in 2020? We made a top 10 for you. Enjoy reading!
John Deere: ‘We believe in electric tractors. 100%’
If it was up to the engineers at John Deere, electricity will become the power source of the future. For more efficiency, better traction, lower costs and lower ground pressure. An interview with three experts.
Move over dogs – drones are a farmer’s new best friend! In just a few years there’s been a huge rise in the use of drones in agriculture. Their popularity is set to soar globally as countries grant operators permission to also apply crop protection products.
While the vertical farming sector has raised over $ 1 billion in funding since 2015, the sector faces huge challenges.
Drones are becoming increasingly important in agriculture and more and more farmers are considering purchasing a drone. But how do you get started? Dr. Jason de Koff explains the basics of agricultural drones.
How will tractor cabins evolve over the next ten years? Austrian manufacturer Steyr thinks cabs will not become bigger, but they will be quieter, equipped with better suspension and more spacious.
Over the next four years, the Farm of the Future will provide a practical setting for seeking a sustainable alternative to current monoculture-based agriculture. The cost price will not be the determining factor.
India is one of the largest producers of food grains globally. Though its agriculture is very small-scale, yield from farming is low and the pressure on land is enormous. This needs to change with the help of digital precision technology.
American Robotics supplies farmers with a fully-automated drone system. We asked Reese Mozer, CEO of American Robotics, 5 questions about their technology and the future of drones in farming.
We put the Isobus functions through their paces in a large-scale multi-tractor test. It was a somewhat lengthy software-focused process. To cut a long story short, it works perfectly well in each tractor – the greatest difference being in the displays.
Paulo Dantas of AgroDan farms 1,300 ha of mango trees of the Kent, Keitt, Tommy and Palmer varieties, all with drip irrigation. And the results are outstanding. Whereas Brazil’s average yield is 22 tonnes per hectare, AgroDan achieves close to 45 tonnes. Sugar cane grower Usina Coruripe also reports very substantial production gains and improvements in irrigation efficiency.