AgriTech - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

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?

Modular technology system improves crops for greenhouses and small farms

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.

The Future of Ag-Tech, Aerial Technology, and Running a Successful Operation

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.

Why Narrow Bands Matter

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.

Tradepoint Atlantic Welcomes Gotham Greens To Sparrows Point

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.

Growing with Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaponics

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.

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Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

- 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 Electronics Begins Offering LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung introduces a high-power horticulture package and adds horticulture lighting specifications to several existing lineups

Current by GE Announces Its Broadest Portfolio of New Product Releases

-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

Princeton University's Vertical Farming Project Partners with Local Elementary School

New Vertical Farming Initiative will Provide Cutting Edge Scientific Educational Opportunities for Elementary Students and Enhance School Farm to Cafeteria Program

Little Leaf Farms Celebrates Grand Opening of Expanded Hydroponic Greenhouse

Consumer-driven expansion doubles size of original greenhouse and increases production of local baby greens

Indigo Ag CEO to headline next month's AgTech Nexus USA in Boston

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.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

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.

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AllEarth Renewables, Inc

AllEarth Renewables, Inc

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.