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For the first time in the UK, vertical farming will be trialled in a prison setting as part of a strategy to aid rehabilitation by empowering prisoners and helping them develop new skills to reintegrate back into society.
With consumers increasing the need for food supply chain transparency, we dive into six key factors driving these demands.
Lighting uniformity in architecture has been a topic of interest for at least seventy years (e.g., IES 1947), where the goal is to encompass the range of illuminance values measured at an array of positions on a horizontal plane, all in a single metric.
To optimize wear and friction values, shaft and bearing materials that work together harmoniously are crucial. The interdependence of material pairs constitutes a major challenge for bearing and shaft manufacturers.
Smart farming uses modern technologies to increase the efficiency of agriculture, to use all resources more sparingly, to relieve people from monotonous work and to produce higher yields.
Not only is Ireland at the forefront of technology development, but also its adoption. The Ifac Irish Farm Report 2022 reveals that over 80 per cent of Irish farmers now use some form of AgriTech to accelerate operations.
When it comes to certified organic systems, pest monitoring and management is paramount to a successful operation. Unlike traditional farms that have access to a bevy of specialized pesticides that can typically be utilized as needed, organic farmers arenâ€™t so fortunate.
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Invasive species pose a major threat to this industry because they can quickly redefine entire ecosystems. Many companies are developing tech solutions to eliminate invasive species and protect yields.
AgriCapture is expanding its growing Soil Enrichment Project to enable more farmers to receive premium payments for their climate-friendly practices. Since its launch, the project has more than doubled in size, with over 110,000 acres of regenerative farmland enrolled.
While growing crops in the center of a city may seem ideal, the reality is that this may be counterproductive. Obtaining and maintaining such a location is expensive and can contribute significantly to the operating expenditure of a vertical farm.
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Cultivatd's Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS) Team working with Adapt Agtech (AdaptAg) to pilot operations for their new gourmet mushroom container farms.
According to William Aitken, Director of Operations of Harvest Today-Canada, "The passion that drives Sonny and Joel to deliver food security initiatives to the people of the North is what really connected Harvest Today and North Star Agriculture. We are in admiration of their countless achievements they have accomplished. To be able to work alongside such innovative pioneers is a true honor and privilege for Harvest Today Canada."
Full-rate production of Monarch Tractor's MK-V Series is scheduled to begin Q1 2023 at the Foxconn Ohio facility, an approximately 6.2 million square foot campus of scalable production space. This will follow production of Monarch's Founder Series in Q4 of 2022 at Monarch Tractor's Livermore, California, manufacturing facility.
ESDS' innovative digital agro platform 'Famrut' assists the farmers to extract high yield & thereby income from their land by linking them with appropriate stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem. Through Famrut, ESDS aims to provide farming solutions to farmers across the nation.
Growing UP: How Conveyor Systems from Ultimation Industries Can Improve Vertical Farming Productivity
Solutions range from simple to sophisticated
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The next evolution in Dorner's Edge Roller Technology conveyor platform, the ERT®150, is ideal for small and light-load assembly automation, as well as medical and medical-device assembly application. The ERT platform is the only pallet conveyor of its kind available with an ISO Standard Class 4 rating for cleanroom applications. Earning the ISO Standard 14644-1 Class 4 rating means Dorner's ERT150 will conform and not contribute to the contamination of cleanrooms to those standards. As implied by its name, the ERT150 (Edge Roller Technology) uses rollers to move pallets through the conveyor smoothly with no friction (a byproduct often seen in belt-driven platforms). The conveyor's open design eliminates concerns of small parts or screws dropping into rollers and causing conveyor damage or jamming. The ERT150 is suited to operate in cleanroom environments requiring a pallet handling conveyor. It is capable of zoning for no or low-back pressure accumulation and is ideal for automation assembly applications within industries including medical devices, electronics, consumer goods among others.
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