Blog

We do cool things, and then we write about them.

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Dec 2019

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Arable and BASF team up in xarvio Field Manager to reduce pesticides

Fungicides and herbicides are a fact of life on most farms today. Yet shifting climate scenarios and pathogens’ adaptive resistance make it difficult for farmers to identify the most cost-ef ...

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Jun 2019

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California Coffee & the Data Behind the Beans

Trailblazers Frinj Coffee and Good Land Organics are building a new industry growing coffee in California. Data & technology help them mitigate risk, conserve resources, and dial in the qual ...

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May 2019

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Brazil Needs Better Weather Data to Feed the World

Ground-truth microclimate and crop models are essential to meeting global demand for Brazilian agricultural exports.

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Apr 2019

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Ground-Truth Data ‘Absolutely’ Adds Value to Top-Shelf Cannabis

Esensia’s craft cannabis operation uses senses and sensors to navigate an industry sea change, while staying true to its roots.

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Apr 2019

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From Tobacco to Hemp: A 21st-Century Farmer’s Story.

Keeping a family farm running for over 200 years is no small feat. Charles Dietzel of Carolina Heritage Farms talks about how his family has evolved with the times, and what’s on the horizon ...

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Mar 2019

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To Meet Agtech’s New Movers and Shakers, Look Beyond Buenos Aires.

Rural Argentina’s vibrant agricultural industry is the keystone to its economic revival.

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Mar 2019

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With Tomatoes, Less Is More

How Muller Ranch Packs in More Flavor Using Less Water.

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Jan 2019

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Jan 2019

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Arable Founder Adam Wolf Talks IoT on the Farm

The following is an excerpt interview with Arable Founder and Chief Scientist Adam Wolf, originally published in Mediaplanet’s 12/26/18 Future of Business and Tech piece.

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Jan 2019

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Towards A More ‘Digital-Dense’ Smallholder Farmer

A discussion on field data, technological value chains, and a worm’s-eye view of the global future of agriculture.

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Nov 2018

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When the Rain Didn’t Stop

Our Acoustic Disdrometer Gives a Glimpse Into the Wettest Tropical Cyclone in Hawaii History

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Nov 2018

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Field Notes

Our team is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Debby Zygielbaum. We had the pleasure of collaborating with Debby during her time at Robert Sinskey Vineyards.

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Sep 2018

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Translational Agriculture

How we translate agronomic research into agricultural practice.

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Aug 2018

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Introducing Arable's New CEO, Jim Ethington

We are thrilled to welcome our new CEO, Jim Ethington, to the Arable team!

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May 2018

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New Partnership Aims to Keep 2.4 Billion Gallons of Water Out of the Beef Supply Chain

Data is the missing link in building a reality-based, grower-centric, and scalable water stewardship plan.

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May 2018

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Who Keeps Agtech’s Cutting Edge Sharp?

If you’re wondering about thin investment in agtech, don’t blame the farmers.

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May 2018

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Right as Rain

From radar backscatter to the sound of falling raindrops, the case for precision agricultural weather data.

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May 2018

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The Tension is Killing Me!

A tale of leaf water potential, pre-dawn pressure bomb visits, and the measurement of very good wine.

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May 2018

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Follow the Microbes: Measuring the Makers of Very Happy Grapes

Come explore the invisible world of beneficial microbes and the scientific journey to quantify their effect on wine grape terroir.

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May 2018

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Soil vs. Climate: Measuring Land and Crop Stewardship and the Quest for Natural Wine (Part I)

How field measurements and tech are improving our understanding of the processes behind growing grapes to make the most natural wine possible.

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May 2018

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Have You Herd? Ruminants, Grazing and the Future of Sustainable Viticulture

Chewing the cud with Jordan Lonborg and Nathan Stuart from Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, CA.

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May 2018

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How Data and Technology Can Help Produce the Next Blockbuster Hop

Arable Labs caught up with hops producer Patrick Smith, owner of B.T. Loftus Ranches

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May 2018

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Only Happy When It Rains: A Brief History of Weather Forecasting

We take you through weather prediction technology from ancient times to the present. What does the future hold?

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Apr 2018

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How $4M in NSF-Funded Work Fills Data Gap to Improve Farmers’ Climate Adaptation

Nearly one year after installing microclimate measuring tools in the maize fields of Zambia, a team of researchers returned to expand a multi-year project studying small farmers’ decision-ma ...

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Apr 2018

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Apr 2018

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A History of Crop Forecasting in 3 Maps

A large chunk of supply chain risk can be traced to simply being wrong in what you thought was out there, in terms of timing, total production yield, and quality.

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Apr 2018

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Lowering the Cost Curve for Organic Transition

Let’s think for a moment about technologies to lower the cost curve of adopting progressive agricultural practices.

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Apr 2018

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From Leaf to Globe and Back

Those clouds you see? That water was pulled from the soil by plants yesterday! That fog that keeps the lettuce crisp? It wouldn’t be there if you took out the lettuce.

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Apr 2018

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Branding Arable

We imagined what the data could be used for: natural resource management, yield forecasts, or research to feed the world.

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Apr 2018

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East of Eden and the Modern Miracle of Iceberg Lettuce

Big Data is a new way of thinking about technology in food and agriculture, less about growing more with less, and more about making more money from what you already produce.

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Apr 2018

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I Drink Your Milkshake

With our Pulsepod devices we will measure and monitor the critical link between Reference ET, precipitation, sub-drip irrigation and fruit stage to optimize growth while reducing water usage ...

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Apr 2018

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Arable at Muller Ranch

The Pulsepod will measure and monitor the critical link between Reference ET, precipitation, sub-drip irrigation and fruit stage to optimize growth while reducing water usage.

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Apr 2018

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Arable in Zambia

An exciting time for global food systems: low-cost solutions and greater connectivity allow new technologies to be accessible across emerging markets.

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Apr 2018

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In the News

You may have heard the news — we’ve been stoked about all the press coverage and enthusiasm for Arable and our Pulsepod over the last month.

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Apr 2018

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Remote sensing is so remote

The gap between satellites and the crops they measure.

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Apr 2018

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Breaking Up with My Weather Station

Most people I talk to want to hear what the Pulsepod measures. (Short answer: a lot).

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Apr 2018

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Apr 2018

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Introducing Arable

This newsletter is long overdue and I want to share some big updates about our team…

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Oct 2016

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Adrift in a data desert

Data is the missing link in building a reality-based, grower-centric, and scalable water stewardship plan.