Why we are opening up the Farm Dog platform for free to all Extension agents

*Find out more at extension.farmdog.ag Our team announced today that all County Extension Agents will be able to use Farm Dog’s award-winning precision agriculture platform for free.  We have partnered with the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) to bring Farm Dog to as many Extension Agents as possible. As we’ve gotten to know […]

Why climate change matters to pest and disease management

President Donald Trump probably heard their buzz from his podium at the Rose Garden last week when he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords.  He may have seen a few scattered exoskeletons around the White House.  And in a few weeks, he may even be subject to their stench. They are […]

Crop pest and disease are not going away – top stories from 2016

We spend almost $60 billion per year on pesticides per year.  On a grower level, this comes out to 5% to 20% of operating expenses, with specialty crops (fruits and vegetables) bearing the higher cost.  Yet, we still see 20% to 40% crop loss per year across the world. And this isn’t just a third-world […]

Where can you find the most crop diverse farms?

A greater diversity of crops on the farm is a healthy management practice that brings with it a multitude of benefits, including higher yields, reduced reliance on chemical pesticides for pest and weed control, and reduced reliance on fertilizers. A recent study by Kansas State University, South Dakota State University, and the United States Department […]

Challenges in utilizing open and public data in an AgTech startup

Note: This is part 2 of 2 of our series on open and public data in agriculture.  Part 1 focused on other stakeholders’ thoughts on the subject and was originally published on agfundernews.com.   As with many industries, the potential of open and public data in agriculture is mouthwatering.  Promises of higher yields for the farmer, […]

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