Technology and Ai in Agriculture: 4 Articles on the Latest Trends in AgTech

The Grow Team at Eden Green checking their greenhouse control systems.

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Oftentimes one doesn't think to put agriculture and innovation in the same sentence. However, agriculture has introduced some massive innovations that have allowed it to grow (pun intended) alongside the world's population. 

Here are a few examples of innovation in ag: 

  1. The Plow - 16th-18th century

  2. “Modern Greenhouse” - 1700s

  3. Self Governing Windmills - 1850

  4. Mechanization - 1880

  5. Autonomous Tractor - 1940

  6. Self Propelled Combine - 1975

  7. First Commercial Vertical Farm - 2012

  8. Vertical Greenhouse Systems Involving Ai - 2018

We have seen that one of the key benefits of technology and AI in farming is precision agriculture. This involves using sensors and other technologies to collect data on soil, moisture, nutrient levels, and other environmental factors that affect crop growth. By analyzing this data, farmers can make more informed decisions about when to plant, irrigate, and fertilize their crops, leading to better yields and more efficient use of resources.

AI and machine learning algorithms can also help farmers optimize their farming operations. These technologies can analyze large amounts of data on weather patterns, soil conditions, and other factors to help farmers make better decisions about when to plant, harvest, and apply pesticides and fertilizers. By using these technologies, farmers can reduce waste, increase efficiency, and save time and money.

Here are 4 articles we found that outline some of the technological advancements within the agricultural space. 

  1. Forbes: Three Agriculture Technology Trends To Watch In 2023

From the article: 

“In 2023, I predict we’re also going to see an expansion of the types of products grown in a CEA environment due to ongoing supply chain issues and associated challenges such as the rising costs of goods and services.”

2. Crunchbase News: Artificial Intelligence In Agtech Is Blooming

From the article: 

“One of the most common uses for AI is indoor farming.’s technology works in greenhouses to adjust water and humidity conditions, making the growing process more efficient and leading to greater yield.” 

3. Digital Journal: Insights on Artificial Intelligence

From the article: 

“The technology behind AI in Agriculture is constantly evolving, and companies that can stay ahead of the curve in terms of innovation and development will have a competitive advantage. This includes advancements in machine learning algorithms, computer vision, and data analytics”

4. Yahoo Finance: Global Indoor Farming Market to Reach Valuation of US$ 67 Billion by 2031: Astute Analytica

From the article: 

“The adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and automation is also driving the growth of the indoor farming market. These technologies enable indoor farmers to monitor and control the growing environment, optimize crop yields, and reduce labor costs.”

A Red Oak seedling under LED grow lights.

    Technology and AI have become increasingly important in the agricultural industry. These tools have enabled farmers to increase their yields, reduce costs, make better decisions, and improve the quality of their crops. The integration of technology in agriculture has revolutionized the way farmers manage their crops.  

As the global population continues to grow, it is essential that farmers have access to the latest technologies to help feed the world.


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