Here’s an interesting article in Forbes on how John Deere is using computer vision to optimize agricultural output.

In just 30 years’ time, it is forecasted that the human population of our planet will be close to 10 billion. Producing enough food to feed these hungry mouths will be a challenge, and demographic trends such as urbanization, particularly in developing countries, will only add to that. Intelligent […]

At this vertical farm startup, Bowery Farming proprietary software that makes most of the critical decisions — like when to harvest and how much to water each plant.

But (for now) it still takes humans to carry out many tasks around the farm. Katie Morich, 25, loves the work. But as roboticists make gains, will her employer need her forever? This is the fourth episode of Next Jobs, a series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito.

Collected and predicted data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge about the farm, can help increase farm productivity and reduce costs. Microsoft already enabled precision farming through FarmBeats and partnerships with solution integrators leveraging the Azure IoT platform and solutions.
Here is an introduction to the upcoming Microsoft’s IoT In Action Agriculture Webinar.
Tune in to watch the webinar live on August 23, 2018 10:00a.m. PST / 11:00a.m. CET / 1:00p.m. SGT