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RotoGro Signs Perishable Food Investment and Technology Agreement

RotoGro’s equity interest in Gibio’s global growing facilities provides depth to the Company’s second vertical of growing management and growing facility ownership

FoodLogiQ Launches New Innovation Lab

FoodLogiQ announced the creation of FoodLogiQ Labs, a research and development hub dedicated to the acceleration of new products and solutions to meet the growing needs of the food industry.

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.

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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.

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

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Heliospectra AB to Introduce Next Generation Lightbar at GreenTech Amsterdam

New lightbar solution support various plant growth stages and applications for high-quality production in large scale food and agtech operations

Smart Cannabis Corp. in Development on New Greenhouse Models

"As our business expands, customer feedback and project scopes have informed our decision to make practical modifications to one existing greenhouse and also design and manufacture a whole new model series. Optimizing grow space and providing excellent quality is, as always, top priority. We have several proposals in the pipeline and are looking forward to sharing more details, including specifications and manufacturing information, with the public soon,"

Register Early for The InfoAg Conference Held July 17-19, 2018

The event, organized by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) draws agricultural professionals from the U.S. and around the world, and features a wide range of educational and networking opportunities for those interested in learning more about the latest precision agriculture techniques.

Smart Yields and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Launch Cutting-Edge Technology Program to Enhance Crop Monitoring Across 1M Acres

The pilot program follows the successful implementation last year of Smart Yields systems at a Colorado orchard, which saved a key apple crop during a late-season frost.

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

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maxon motor’s - Compact power for your motion control application.

maxon motor's - Compact power for your motion control application.

maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.

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maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors

maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.