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Motorized Pruning Shears Make Quick Work for Vineyards

Electric shears are connected to the battery which is normally fastened onto the wine growers belt with a short cable while the electrical motors are integrated into the shear’s handles and apply the necessary force.

Will AI Replace Farmers? Yes, and No

The appeal of farming isn’t what it used to be, and fewer people are interested in taking up the profession. Thanks to technology and artificial intelligence, though, the industry can still keep up and yield more and healthier crops and livestock.

"Growth Turbo" CO2 - How Does CO2 Fertilisation Work in the Greenhouse?

Higher yields can be achieved by artificially increasing the CO2 concentration in the greenhouse, especially for vegetables. This offers greenhouse operators an enormous competitive advantage compared to outdoor cultivation.

Case Study: Combatting Crop Disease with Crop Intelligence

This case study will analyze how the use of Intelinair’s AGMRI Decision Support Platform led a central Illinois group of growers to increase their fungicide purchases by over 20% in one season.

New York City, The Epicenter for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

New York City (NYC) has seen a significant boom in companies pioneering hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. According to PitchBook Data, venture capitalists invested $1.42 billion in agriculture-related startups in NY from 2012-2020.

Does Biochar Have a Future in Agriculture?

Although there are some excellent ideas to sequester carbon, one method may prove more effective than others. It's time to take a closer look at biochar and its potential future in agriculture.

Trends in FoodTech Investing

Venture capitalists invested more than $18 billion in food technology startups during the 2020 pandemic year.

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Priva and Octinion combine robotic activities in Kompano: a leading technology company in horticultural robotics

The Dutch technology company Priva and the Belgian R&D group Octinion will merge their horticultural robotic activities under the Kompano flag.

Selecting the Correct Material for Spray Nozzles: 8 Modern Options

The type of nozzle used affects both the amount of material applied to a particular area and how uniform the overall spray is, the amount of coverage, and the drift that could occur due to the nozzle.

Perdue Farms Expands Pasture-Raised Chicken Program, Unique Raising Practice Yields Increased Nutrient Density and Regenerative Environmental Benefits

From an environmental perspective, moving the chickens to fresh pasture every day returns important benefits to the land including increasing soil organic matter, sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil, and improving the soil's water-holding capacity.

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Warren Controls Announces ILEA 2900E Series Electrically Actuated Valves

Superb cast-iron valves - built for value and durability - function for a wide range of applications.

Introducing the Extra-48, Inter-Canopy Lighting for Cultivators

SpecGrade LED is excited to announce the latest advancement in inter-lighting with the redesigned Extra-48. The new Extra-48 replaces the Extra-60of the Linea.

USDA ARS Selects AmplifiedAg as its First Vertical Farming Platform; Launches CEA Study to Develop New Industry Standards

Agency will utilize AmplifiedAg's advanced hydroponic container-based vertical farming platform to study crop production, food safety, market quality, and nutrition of produce grown in controlled agriculture environments

Kirovets tractors to benefit from AI-based autopilot from Cognitive Pilot

Kirovets K-7M agricultural tractors, manufactured by Peterburgsky Traktorny Zavod (PTZ) JSC, will be equipped as standard with the AI-based Cognitive Agro Pilot autonomous driving system from 2022. This is Russia's first production-line OEM contract for autonomous tractors.

New Linea Provides Flexibility for Cultivators

SpecGrade LED revealed the next evolution of the Linea Series for greenhouse applications during MJBizCon. The powerful new Linea boasts a brand new design featuring a remote driver and increased passive thermal management.

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MVTec’s Machine Vision Software in Agriculture Applications

MVTec's Machine Vision Software in Agriculture Applications

This is today's agriculture: Tractors drive autonomously and the cultivation of fields can be carried out precisely and plant-specifically. Drones record the condition of the soil and crops from the air. Robots assist in milking, feeding, and monitoring animals. MVTec's machine vision software helps farmers realize these and other applications and confidently face many of today's modern agriculture challenges.

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