Farmers have tinkered with crop genomes for thousands of years, slowly improving crop traits and meticulously saving seeds to propagate cultivars the next season. In the 1950s, governments worldwide attempted to find significant, peaceful uses for their atomic energy programs after World War II, and to bring atomic energy and experimentation into the lives of […]
Artificial intelligence technologies are poised to yield healthier crops, control pests, monitor soil, and growing conditions, and help with the workload.
A happy cow is a better milk producer than one under stress. But how do dairy farmers read an individual bovine animal not known for its facial expression amongst a herd of up to 10,000? Richard Voyles, a professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, believes artificial intelligence and robotics could hold the key to giving […]
Monsanto has partnered with Atomwise for research collaboration to increase the speed and probability of discovering and developing new crop protection products using artificial intelligence. “Each growing season, farmers around the world are challenged with yield-robbing pests and diseases, yet the average crop protection product takes up to 11 years and more than $250 million […]