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Artificial Intelligence-driven Technologies in Agriculture

Soil degradation, lack of assured irrigation, overuse/misuse fertilizer and pesticides, availability of capital for farmers, inadequate demand prediction, unorganized and low-tech practices are some of the current challenges prevalent in the agricultural sector which can greatly benefit from Artificial intelligence -driven intelligent solutions that enable smarter production, processing, storage, distribution and consumptions of farm products. Timely and site-specific data about crops facilitates the application of appropriate inputs on chemicals and fertilizers, crop health and disease, spreads, monitoring health of farm animals, and intelligent farm mechanization through autonomous machines. Artificial intelligence comes as a great boon to the agricultural sector which is slowly but surely making its presence in agricultural sector. Artificial intelligence-based technologies applications in agriculture are used by various companies. This article has been prepared to make it as informative as possible with some details of companies involved in application of Artificial intelligence-driven techniques and tools employed in agriculture sector.

 

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Toxic Heavy Metals such as Lead (Pb) and Arsenic (As) found in packaged fruit juices

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Consumer reports tested forty five popular fruit juices including grape, apple, pear which are sold across North America. As per the report almost half of the tested packaged fruit juices contained potentially harmful levels of toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium.  Heavy metals are naturally found in the environment but much of the heavy metals soil or water that has been contaminated through mining, pollution or pesticides. Persistent exposure to these toxic heavy metals can have long standing effect on neurological systems, respiratory systems, immune systems particularly in the early development of children. Heavy metals can also put children at risk for diabetes, skin disease, cancer, and behavioral problems. According to James Dickerson, Consumer Reports’ Chief Scientific Officer, some of the juices were marketed for children.

Toxic Heavy Metals in Packaged Fruit Juices

 

 

Single Cell-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry 

Single Cell-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

(SC-ICP-MS)

An emerging technique for metal content analysis in single cells

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Source: LCGC WEBCASTS

World Congress on Advances in Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques 2018

World Congress on Advances in Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques

New Orleans, USA

July 02-03, 2018

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World Biotechnology Congress 2018

World Biotechnology Congress 2018 is going to be held in Berlin, Germany during  July 16-17, 2018

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Multi-functional Super-coating Technology

Multi-functional Super-coating Technology

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The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology  announced  that it has developed a multi-functional super-coating technology using a nanocomposite structure. The research team made a nano-sized composite structure by mixing the crystal particles and amorphous particles in an ultra-high-temperature plasma state. This newly developed super coating film with nanocomposite structure is very effective against abrasion, heat, corrosion, and oxidation depending on the mixing method. The research team has done this research for over two years. Professor Park said, “Coating technology was originally developed to make fighter jet parts, but it is a high-value source technology that can be applied throughout machine parts.”

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https://labsscience.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/multi-functional-super-coating-technology-developed/

Nanotechnology: An Agricultural Paradigm

This book highlights the implications of nanotechnology and the effects of nanoparticles on agricultural systems, their interactions with plants as well as their potential applications as fertilizers and pesticides. It also discusses how innovative, eco-friendly approaches to improve food and agricultural systems lead to increased plant productivity. Further, it offers insights into the current trends and future prospects of nanotechnology along with the benefits and risks and their impact on agricultural ecosystems. contentNanomaterials in agriculture reduce the amount of chemical products sprayed by means of smart delivery of active ingredients; minimize nutrient losses in fertilization; and increase yields through optimized water and nutrient management. There is also huge potential for nanotechnology in the provision of state-of-the-art solutions for various challenges faced by agriculture and society, both today and in the future.

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Nanotechnology for Enhancing Crop Productivity

Suresh Kaushik and S.R. Djiwanti

Agriculture is currently facing a number of challenges like low nutrient use efficiency, stagnation in crop yields, multi-nutrient deficiencies, climate change, and water availability. One of the frontier technologies like nanotechnology can be explored to detect precisely and supply the accurate quantity of plant nutrients and pesticides to enhance crop productivity in agriculture. Nanotechnology involves the designing, production, characterization and application of devices, structures, and systems by controlling the size and shape at nanometer scale. Nanotechnology using nanodevices and nanomaterials provides new avenues for potential novel applications in agriculture such as efficient delivery of pesticide and fertilizer using nanomaterial-based formulations such as nano-fertilizers, nano-pesticides, and nano-herbicides. New innovative smart delivery systems and sensitive nano-biosensor-based technology have great potential to solve the problems faced in crop production. This chapter summarizes some new developments in smart delivery systems and nano biosensor-based technology for enhancing crop productivity.

Genetic Improvements of traits for enhancing NPK Acquisition and Utilization Efficiency in Plants

Book title: Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives in Crop Plants

Editors: Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Takehiro Kamiya, David J. Burrit, Lam-Son Phan Tran and Toru Fujiwara

Publisher: Academic Press, Elsevier

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Genetic Improvements of traits for enhancing NPK Acquisition and Utilization Efficiency in Plants

The “Hindu” in view of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India from 1962 to 1967

The term “Hindu” as explained by Dr.S. Radhakrishnan in his famous book entitled ” The Hindu view of Life”. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He was the second President of India from 1962 and 1967.

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