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Procurant Expands Operations to Launch Produce Traceability Solution

Procurant Trace™ tracks the origin and distribution of fresh produce from farm to consumer to enhance trust and safety across the food supply chain.

This is How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting the Agriculture Industry

As some states start lifting COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, the agriculture industry continues to struggle under a largely shut-down America. The industry is experiencing losses in the billions between the dairy, meat, and produce sectors.

SAS Boosts Healthy Bee Populations Through Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, SAS is using technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee populations.

7 Steps for Picking the Best Grow Light

As indoor farming gained popularity, artificial lights got better at replicating the sun. Now, we have plenty of choices for growing plants without any sunlight indoors. These fixtures are referred to as grow lights.

The Hungry Gap, Seasonality and Controlled Environment Agriculture

In spring, farmers’ stores of winter veg will be running low and the new season’s crops are not yet ready to be harvested. This period is called the “hungry gap”. During the hungry gap, Britain relies even more heavily on imports to feed itself.

Strengthening the Chain: a Push Towards Local Food Security

The delicacy of our food supply networks has been exposed, and now is the time to reflect on how our systems could change for the better, as well as our behaviour as consumers - demonstrated by those who have pledged to support local businesses more during this time.

Food Security in Today’s World

This global pandemic has not only highlighted health implications of today’s highly connected world, but has also identified issues with supply chain and product lines. It has shown how society behaves in times of crises – both the good, and the not-so-good.

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IDTechEx Research - Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans. Machines have demonstrated the technical viability and the emphasis has long shifted to the finer details of ROI, reliability, business model, etc.

IDTechEx: How to Succeed in Vertical Farming

By carefully tailoring the environment to the exact requirements of the crop, such as through using LED lighting to produce the exact light spectrum needed for optimal photosynthesis, it is possible to obtain yields hundreds of times higher than traditional agriculture.

Fluence Broad Spectrum LED Lighting Selected for New High-Tech Quarantine Greenhouse in the Netherlands

This is the first time WUR has chosen LED, and specifically broad spectrum LED, as their standard lighting solution for a research greenhouse at Unifarm

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WINNER OF GROW AGRI-TECH BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-TechE, also announced that SilviBio had been the audience choice. The announcement came at the end of an exciting final in which four early-stage agri-tech companies pitched their business plans to the judges via Zoom.

Intellias Releases Infographics on Borderless Tech Ecosystems and the Future of Agriculture

The aim of this infographics is to show how a technology ecosystem can mitigate global challenges faced by farmers today and in the coming years.

ONDO Smart Farming solutions opening up of its first international branch in Durban, South Africa

ONDO Smart Farming Solutions - an agritech company offering innovative sustainable agriculture solutions - has announced the opening up of its first international branch in Durban, South Africa. The decision has come following the considerable interest towards ONDO agriculture automation solutions from local companies and the vast potential of the regional market.

VERTICAL FIELD'S NEW PORTABLE FARMS ARE MAKING THE WORLD MORE SUSTAINABLE - AND BETTER FED

REVIVING URBAN LIFE - AN INNOVATIVE SOIL-BASED INDOOR VERTICAL FARM THAT BRINGS THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD TO THE PLACE IT IS CONSUMED

Supplyshark Gives Agriculture Industry a New Way to Connect to Buyers in Wake of Food Supply Chain Disruption

A new company, named Supplyshark, has stepped forward to provide a new way for those in the agriculture industry to connect to buyers and vice versa. The organization is offering a free 90-day subscription during the pandemic to show support to farmers and other suppliers.

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Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len contributes to this publication on a regular basis. Past articles can be found with an Article Search and are listed below. He also writes short stories that always have a surprise ending. He has also written a book on wedding photography on a budget. These can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Megalen