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Avoid These Five Mistakes When Choosing Food-grade Conveyors, Says Ultimation Industries

Unlike regular industrial conveyors, food and washdown material handling solutions must be constructed of sanitary and hygienic materials to meet rigorous safety standards and must be easy to clean, maintain and inspect.

AI and Custom Imaging Hardware to Address the Challenges of Growing High-quality Crops

The twin pressures of a relentless increase in the demand for larger volumes and higher quality fruits and vegetables together with pressures on growers for more sustainable farming will drive the need for higher yields at the plant level.

The AI Agricultural Revolution – A Fertile Ground for Growth

Akin to Industry 4.0, Agriculture 4.0 refers to the next big trends facing the industry, including a greater focus on tools for precision agriculture, as well as agricultural technology (‘AgTech’).

Propagation of Cuttings Using Eh-powerground Electric Heating Mats

The purpose of using heat specifically in the root zone of cuttings is to induce dormancy in the upper vegetative part and to encourage root growth at the base. The temperature difference between soil and air gives the plant a boost for root formation..

Rugged Computers Increase Efficiency in Precision Agriculture

“The compact format, high performance and great resistance to wear and tear makes the rugged PCs from JLT very suitable to our needs,” comments Steketee’s R&D Director.

Enhancing Climate Adaptation and Resilience in South Asia

Climate risks can directly affect crop production by reducing agricultural yields for some crops, increasing production volatility, and destabilising farmer incomes. On the one hand, oversupply could result in farmers receiving lower profits.

Using AI, Robotics and Plant Science to Grow Better More Sustainable Produce

With the support of computer vision that captures 3D images of each and every grow module and data science, we are understanding how our production systems are interacting with our crops and how we can improve those interactions.

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21 Acres -- Extreme precipitation threatens food security and drives up local food costs

Over the past decade, small local farms have been adjusting to increasing heat by switching out tried-and-true seed varietals for more heat-hardy varieties. By contrast, spring of 2022 has been unusually cold and wet—Seattle is experiencing its coldest spring since 1955.

Wilbur-Ellis Partners with Guardian Agriculture in Multi-Million Dollar Agreement to Bring Autonomous Aerial Application to Growers Across America

The largest agricultural robotics investment commitment to date brings leading innovation in autonomous aircraft to the agriculture industry

Innovative Energy-Saving Solar Greenhouse Idea Wins Schneider Go Green Student Competition

-Team GreenOverMorrow from Morocco wins with a smart energy management solution to set the energy transition of agriculture in motion -The winners receive a 10,000-euro cash prize

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Keynote Lineup Announced for Commercial UAV Expo 2022

Leading voices elevating the commercial drone industry to present in Las Vegas

CULTIVATD - INDOOR FARM BROKERAGE STARTUP - FOCUSED ON GROWING FAST

Daniel Penn, former 30 under 30 award winner, and co-founder of Tickit Health joins Cultivatd to drive Strategic Growth.

Pure Harvest Smart Farms Secures USD $180.5 Million From Global Investors to Fund Expansion

Funding takes total capital raised to-date to $387.1 million, fortifying the company's position among the best-funded startups in the MEASA region

Bushel® Launches Digital Payment Network for US Agriculture

-New products are added to the Bushel platform to address the issues in the industry of payment by paper check. -Bushel's network of more than 40% of grain origination volume in the United States will be able to quickly provide digital payments to their customers.

SMART research reveals promising uses of non-destructive sensors to aid food security and enhance sustainable agriculture

Recent advancements of in vivo and surface or airborne sensors to diagnose plant health will improve crop growth and minimise resources used

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IDS NXT ocean: grab, label, train, run AI

IDS NXT ocean: grab, label, train, run AI

Artificial intelligence can be used, for example, to classify fruit varieties or to identify damaged parts, e.g. apples with marks or color deviations. To cover all possible variances with classical image processing would be very time-consuming and costly. With artificial intelligence, however, these challenges can be solved in no time at all. IDS NXT ocean is a user-friendly all-one-one system which requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming. Only sample images and knowledge on how to evaluate them (e.g. "good apples" / "bad apples") are needed. This makes the start into AI-based image processing particularly easy. Camera hardware, software, infrastructure and support come from a single company. For beginners, IDS offer the IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit, which includes all components and workflows to create, train and run a neural net.

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