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Autonomous and Emerging Technology in Farming

Contrary to popular belief, we consistently find that growers are in fact open to adopting new technologies. That said, several criteria need to be met.

Deere adds seven companies to its 2022 Startup Collaborator program

The Startup Collaborator program helps John Deere deepen its interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers in the future.

Naïo Technologies Unsupervised Work of its Full Range of Robots

After 10 years’ existence, Naïo Technologies is consolidating its status as the agricultural robotics leader by being the first company in the world to certify that its large scale agricultural robots will be operating unsupervised in fields from the spring of 2022!

Indoor Agriculture: Driving up LED Efficiency to Reduce the Costs of Artificial Sun

Increasing lighting efficiency can make a big difference to running costs. This is one of the reasons driving the move to replace traditional lighting solutions with LEDs in recent years.

The Taste Race: Light’s Impact on Crop Aromatic and Flavour Profiles

As consumers choose between purchases based on odours, colours and textures, the manipulation of light spectra could open up another door to richer aromatic and flavour profiles.

Solar-powered Solutions on the Farm: Purdue-affiliated Company Completes Microgrid for Crop Production Facility

Adding solar power with energy storage was the first step in the company's long-term vision of lowering its carbon footprint and using clean energy to power its operation.

Ripening Fruit in Ripening Chambers – How Bananas & the Like Ripen in the Best Possible Way

Ripening of the fruit can be slowed down or accelerated by adjusting the temperature and humidity as well as by providing a targeted supply of ethylene gas and regulating the CO2 concentration.

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5 Ways Technology Is Helping Agriculture Cut Carbon Emissions

Environmental researchers are developing technological advancements, improving conservation and decreasing global hunger. There are five modern systems helping farmers enhance sustainability to meet the UN’s preservation goals.

Aigen raises a $4M seed led by NEA

From Gigafactory to the Farm: Solar-powered robotics company founded by engineering and business leadership from Tesla and MIT

UK's Vertical Future harvests £21 million in Series A round

Hailed at the largest Series A round to ever reach European shores in the controlled environment agriculture space, southeast London’s Vertical Future has raised £21 million in a Series A round.

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Exceptionally high speed and dynamics

With its speed and torque, the new AM3248 stepper motor from FAULHABER raises the bar in terms of performance and dimensions. Offering up to 10,000 rpm, it can achieve five times the speed of comparable stepper motors.

Indoor Farming Leader Square Roots Opens New Farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Significantly Expanding Presence in the Midwest

New climate-controlled, cloud-connected facility is the company's third farm in partnership with Gordon Food Service

Scale Microgrid Solutions To Develop Modular Microgrid for Trinity Fruit Company

With zero dollars down from Trinity, Scale Microgrid Solutions will deploy their Rapid Response Modular Microgrid (R2M2), incorporating solar, energy storage, smart controls, and backup dispatchable generation to provide clean resilience and further reduce the overall environmental footprint of the facility.

Soli Organic CEO Matt Ryan Joins Keynote Line-Up For Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas 2022

Soli Organic CEO Matt Ryan will lead the day two opening morning keynote address for the 9th annual edition of Indoor Ag-Con, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2022, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, NV. Themed "Growing Your Business," the premier trade show and conference for indoor|vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture will give attendees the opportunity to explore new resources on the expo floor and hear from Ryan, other CEO headliners, thought leaders and industry experts from today's cutting-edge farms and CEA companies.

Walmart and Plenty Partner To Lead the Future of Fresh Produce

Retail leader and indoor farming company enter into a long-term strategic partnership with an equity investment to bring fresh, peak-flavor produce to shoppers year-round

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