AgriTech - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Rehabilitation via vertical farming trialled for the first time in UK prisons

For the first time in the UK, vertical farming will be trialled in a prison setting as part of a strategy to aid rehabilitation by empowering prisoners and helping them develop new skills to reintegrate back into society.

Six Key Factors Driving Consumer-Mandated Supply Chain Transparency

With consumers increasing the need for food supply chain transparency, we dive into six key factors driving these demands.

Lighting Uniformity in Horticulture

Lighting uniformity in architecture has been a topic of interest for at least seventy years (e.g., IES 1947), where the goal is to encompass the range of illuminance values measured at an array of positions on a horizontal plane, all in a single metric.

Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

To optimize wear and friction values, shaft and bearing materials that work together harmoniously are crucial. The interdependence of material pairs constitutes a major challenge for bearing and shaft manufacturers.

The Smart Future of Agriculture

Smart farming uses modern technologies to increase the efficiency of agriculture, to use all resources more sparingly, to relieve people from monotonous work and to produce higher yields.

Driving a Revolution in Irish Agriculture - Micromotors Power Efficient and Sustainable Farming

Not only is Ireland at the forefront of technology development, but also its adoption. The Ifac Irish Farm Report 2022 reveals that over 80 per cent of Irish farmers now use some form of AgriTech to accelerate operations.

How AI Driven Pest Monitoring Can Benefit Organic Farmers

When it comes to certified organic systems, pest monitoring and management is paramount to a successful operation. Unlike traditional farms that have access to a bevy of specialized pesticides that can typically be utilized as needed, organic farmers aren’t so fortunate.

Interested in contributing an article or review?

AgriTech - Featured Stories

Tech Innovations Protecting the Agriculture Industry from Invasive Species

Invasive species pose a major threat to this industry because they can quickly redefine entire ecosystems. Many companies are developing tech solutions to eliminate invasive species and protect yields.

AgriCapture doubles Soil Enrichment Project; Expands to over 110,000 acres of regenerative farmland

AgriCapture is expanding its growing Soil Enrichment Project to enable more farmers to receive premium payments for their climate-friendly practices. Since its launch, the project has more than doubled in size, with over 110,000 acres of regenerative farmland enrolled.

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success, Says IDTechEx

While growing crops in the center of a city may seem ideal, the reality is that this may be counterproductive. Obtaining and maintaining such a location is expensive and can contribute significantly to the operating expenditure of a vertical farm.

AgriTech - News Headlines

Cultivatd - Takes On Mushroom Farming Pilot Project

Cultivatd's Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS) Team working with Adapt Agtech (AdaptAg) to pilot operations for their new gourmet mushroom container farms.

North Star Agriculture: Newest Partner of Harvest Today in the Yukon

According to William Aitken, Director of Operations of Harvest Today-Canada, "The passion that drives Sonny and Joel to deliver food security initiatives to the people of the North is what really connected Harvest Today and North Star Agriculture. We are in admiration of their countless achievements they have accomplished. To be able to work alongside such innovative pioneers is a true honor and privilege for Harvest Today Canada."

Hon Hai and Monarch Tractor To Build Next-Generation AgTech Equipment

Full-rate production of Monarch Tractor's MK-V Series is scheduled to begin Q1 2023 at the Foxconn Ohio facility, an approximately 6.2 million square foot campus of scalable production space. This will follow production of Monarch's Founder Series in Q4 of 2022 at Monarch Tractor's Livermore, California, manufacturing facility.

ESDS Affiliates with ICAR to deliver Decision Support System for Farmers

ESDS' innovative digital agro platform 'Famrut' assists the farmers to extract high yield & thereby income from their land by linking them with appropriate stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem. Through Famrut, ESDS aims to provide farming solutions to farmers across the nation.

Growing UP: How Conveyor Systems from Ultimation Industries Can Improve Vertical Farming Productivity

Solutions range from simple to sophisticated

AgriTech - Featured Product

New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics

New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics

The FAULHABER stepper motor AM3248 raises the bar in terms of performance and dimensions. Offering up to 10,000 rpm, it achieves five times the speed of comparable stepper motors. Combined with a gearhead reduction of 100:1, it supplies a torque of 5 Nm. With a diameter of just 32 mm, it is suited for a wide range of applications in areas such as aerospace, laboratory automation, the semiconductor industry, robotics and 3D printing. Learn more!

AgriTech - Featured Company

Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery

Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.