AgriTech - Articles, Stories & Interviews
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.
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.
In spring, farmersâ€™ stores of winter veg will be running low and the new seasonâ€™s crops are not yet ready to be harvested. This period is called the â€śhungry gapâ€ť. During the hungry gap, Britain relies even more heavily on imports to feed itself.
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.
This global pandemic has not only highlighted health implications of todayâ€™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 â€“ both the good, and the not-so-good.
The use of agricultural robots has significantly increased during this pandemic state, especially to boost the production of food grains, meet the cumulative demands of people for food, and fight against the dangerous COVID-19 disease.
Farming automation has proved to increase the return from the soil while strengthening the soilâ€™s fertility. This article is a brief overview regarding the up-to-date application of automation in agriculture.
AgriTech - Featured Stories
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
Companies seek to improve soil health, optimize pest control and scale food production, and will test technologies at Danforth Plant Science Center
Advanced materials leaders boost crop grower profitability by leveraging ultra-high-definition TV supply chain to manufacture luminescent agricultural films
AgriTech - News Headlines
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Industry Leading Plant Scientist to Verify AeroBloom Yield and Water Usage Claims
Farmers Save Over 2 Billion Gallons of Water, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 26.6% in One Growing Season Through Indigo Ag and Anheuser-Busch Partnership
-The partnership leveraged Indigo's system of solutions to support growers in significantly exceeding the sustainability targets set for 2.2M bushels of rice with Anheuser-Busch last year (10% less water, nitrogen, and greenhouse gas emissions compared to historical county averages). -The partnership demonstrates how decommoditizing agriculture can meet consumer demands for climate positive products while enabling growers to increase their profitability, in this case up to $27 more per acre. -The companies have extended their partnership through the 2020 growing season, expanding the scope of the program to nearly 2.7M bushels and providing additional digital and technological support for growers.
CSIRO US announced the signing of a three-year partnership with SVG Ventures-THRIVE, the leading AgriFood innovation ecosystem.
New Aqua-Traxx® Azulâ„˘ drip tape provides superior clog resistance
AgriTech - Featured Product
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