John Deere invests heavily as machine learning technology offers the next revolution in agricultural production.
In 2017, the world's largest tractor company spent $305M to acquire a startup that distinguishes lettuce from pigweed. As a result, US farmers are freeing themselves from Monsanto's Roundup. Is John Deere's machine learning approach the future of ag tech?
How do we feed a growing population in the face of a changing climate and diminishing natural resources, all while protecting our planet? Monsanto thinks it has the answer: machine learning.
Farmers Business Network (FBN), a HBS grad-founded startup, is disrupting the agriculture sector by crowd-sourcing farmer data. FBN has managed to apply machine learning techniques to aggregated farmer data to generate actionable insights around input use and crop marketing for farmers.
The world faces a fundamental food problem: quantity versus quality. For the last several decades these two notions have been at odds, with the gap widening. What can put a stop to this?
With the agriculture community facing numerous conflicting threats, John Deere is positioned to offer integrated solutions that financially incentivizes environmentally-friendly agricultural practices.
If ADM wants to retain its position as a leader in agribusiness it will need to face climate change head-on. Climate change will exert unprecedented stress on its highly complex supply chain and the time to act is now.
In the search for an answer to the question of how we will feed a growing population, Blue River Technology has created a robot that kills plants and weeds so that others may flourish while protecting the planet in the process.
The business of weather prediction was pioneered sometime between Babylon's cloud-readers and the Oracles of Delphi. Today, Arable is helping farmers access crop science and forecast what matters without that expensive trip to the Temple of Apollo (though it is still stored in a cloud).
The risks and opportunities for the agriculture industry.