Volume 95 Issue 32 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: August 7, 2017

Farming’s digital future

BASF carves out space in the emerging agricultural revolution
Department: Business
Keywords: agriculture, BASF, digital, agchem, pesticide

Farming is going digital. Software, equipment, and agricultural chemical firms are spending billions of dollars to develop digital tools such as in-soil environmental sensors and aerial imaging systems so farmers can capture data and use it to boost crop yields.

The combination of digital tools with robotic farm vehicles could greatly change the way fertilizers and pesticides are applied. Agrochemical firms fear losing control of how farmers apply crop chemicals and . . .

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