Technology is already on on the farm, but during the next decade, farmers will likely embrace ag tech like never before. Sustainability will increasingly drive technology use.Read More
The Schroeder Ag Blog addresses issues facing farmers, ranchers, and businesses involved with livestock, dairy, and meat production.
Large produce growers are bringing the farm indoors. Companies are using vertical farming, LED-lighting, and high-tech data collection systems to grow food in greenhouses, in office buildings, and even in paintball arenas. This is one of the next big things in agriculture and it can help answer two questions: (1) How are we going to feed a growing population, expected to increase to 9 or 10 billion by 2050? (2) How can agricultural companies satisfy consumers’ demand for affordable locally-grown produce?Read More
A UK company has genetically modified a line of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and released them into the wild. These are the pests responsible for the zika virus outbreak currently ravaging Central and South America and a few western African countries. Can genetic modification stop the spread of this nasty disease?Read More