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Digital Weather Station

Water and sunlight are essential to crops. Either little or excess of them would not do good to crops. The environment factors are also crucial to their growth and yield. For example, storms or frost (spring or fall) can wreak havoc. We propose to self-build a low cost modern digital weather station that is of a necessity for every…

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Digital Farming

Digital farming is the key initiatives of going into precision agriculture. In large farms, like those of national scale or multi-national corporate owned farm, they transitioned or have already gone into digital farming for awhile. In contrast many small and medium scale or family farms, they are either not starting or have just started this action. We hope to…

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BRIEF: Chinese tech giant pumps $85m into farm produce platform

March 22, 2020 Jack Ellis Wangjiahuan, a Chinese B2B portal for agricultural produce, has raised 600 million RMB ($85 million) in a funding round led by ‘super app’ Meituan Dianping. A Meituan spokesperson confirmed its investment in Wangjiahuan to AFN. Based in Shenzhen, Wangjiahuan is one of several farm-to-business (F2B) ecommerce platforms competing in the Chinese market. Its rivals…

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Maharashtra working on multiple use cases of Blockchain; policy to be out soon

Every state has its inherent strength, which should be put to action for technology based initiatives. For the state of Maharashtra, Mumbai is the financial capital, coupled with a number of emerging fintech companies. “Our focus will be on AI and blockchain related applications,” says S. V. R. Srinivas, IAS, Principal Secretary – Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra. The…

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Bad weather does not affect brown-marmorated stink bug

In the past few days, temperatures have dropped dramatically throughout Italy, reaching 5-6°C below zero in some areas. It was a disaster for fruit and vegetables, but what have been the effects on the Halyomorpha halys brown-marmorated stink bug ? Anti-frost irrigation in a kiwi field in Modigliana (Ravenna). “Temperatures well below zero may have created some problems for…

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