AgriTech - Articles, Stories & Interviews
In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.
Soil Health Institute Announces Methods for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators at a Continental Scale
By project conclusion in 2020, SHI expects to have the data required for recommending scientifically-sound soil health indicators to help farmers, scientists, agricultural policy makers, and others answer the fundamental question: Just how healthy are our soils?
Many smallholder farmers also lack resources to use existing precision agriculture tools they desperately need to become profitable. Rockabye aims to make lucrative farming operations accessible and more affordable.
Q & A with IntelinAir’s CEO, Al Eisaian. While the march of technology continues to accelerate, I’m very excited about three things happening in the ag-tech industry in relation to aerial technology.
Advancements like nutrient monitoring and early disease detection are only possible using precise, repeatable measurements. To generate such measurements, a multispectral camera must be a “narrow band” camera.
The climate controlled farm will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and recycled irrigation water using proprietary methods that yield more than 30 times that of conventional farms, with higher levels of food safety and environmental sustainability.
Because hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics do not use soil, they can be established indoors in locations that have cold, severe climates. These growing methods can also be used in localities that have poor, sandy soil.
AgriTech - Featured Stories
- Osram’s venture capital arm Fluxunit invests in Canadian company for high-end greenhouse technology - Motorleaf’s data analytics pave the way to smart farming
Samsung introduces a high-power horticulture package and adds horticulture lighting specifications to several existing lineups
-Proprietary solutions include patented disinfection technology for healthcare and LED tubes with integrated TriGain* technology - Product lines showcase ease of installation and future expansion across all categories
AgriTech - News Headlines
New Vertical Farming Initiative will Provide Cutting Edge Scientific Educational Opportunities for Elementary Students and Enhance School Farm to Cafeteria Program
Consumer-driven expansion doubles size of original greenhouse and increases production of local baby greens
Perry will participate in an interview-style presentation, moderated by Greg Duerksen, president of agribusiness executive search firm Kincannon & Reed, on the opening morning of the event.
UK Agriculture Must Harness Potential of Managing Data to Prosper in the Future, says Graeme McCracken of Proagrica
In light of Brexit - including competition from imports as we strive to sign new trade deals, and a likely reduction in support from a pressured treasury - food producers and their supply chains must innovate to thrive.
Growlink Expands Product Line to Offer Comprehensive Monitoring and Equipment Automation for Commercial Growers
Since 2015, Growlink has helped thousands of farmers monitor their grow and boost production through environmental controls, precision irrigation, and nutrient dosing.
AgriTech - Featured Product
Sierra was the first to introduce a combination volumetric vortex and multivariable mass flow meter in 1997. Today, Sierra's completely redesigned InnovaMass® iSeries™ 240i/241i builds on two decades of success measuring five process variables for gas, liquid and steam with one connection. Now, with the latest hyper-fast microprocessors, robust software applications, field diagnostic and adjustment capability, and a new state-of-the-art flow calibration facility, Sierra's vortex iSeries delivers precision, performance, and application flexibility never before possible.
AgriTech - Featured Company
AllEarth Renewables is the designer and manufacturer of the AllEarth Solar Tracker, a complete grid-tied, dual-axis solar electric system that uses GPS technology to follow the sun, producing up to 45% more energy than fixed systems. With over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, AllEarth Renewables has become the nation's leading solar tracker company with over 2,995 Solar Tracker installations throughout the U.S.