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

uEye Warp10 - How to precisely capture and monitor high-speed processes

uEye Warp10 - How to precisely capture and monitor high-speed processes

With high speed into new spheres! When fast-moving scenes need to be captured in all their details, not only the right sensor is important, but also a high-performance transmission interface. With uEye Warp10, IDS Imaging Development Systems is launching a new camera family that, thanks to 10GigE, transmits data in a Gigabit Ethernet-based network at a high frame rate and virtually without delay. The first models with the sensors IMX250 (5 MP), IMX253 (12 MP) and IMX255 (8.9 MP) from the Sony Pregius series are now available. Compared to 1GigE cameras, the uEye Warp10 models achieve up to 10 times the transfer bandwidth; they are also about twice as fast as cameras with USB 3.0 interfaces. Consequently, inspection applications on the production line or food processing with high clock rates benefit from the fast data transfer.

AgriTech - Featured Company

EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR intelligent compressed air® products solve problems in industrial plants while reducing compressed air consumption and increasing safety for personnel. We have the largest variety of sizes, materials and performance characteristics in order to provide the best solution for your processes and problems. Our products are commonly used to conserve air, cool processes or parts, convey material, clean surfaces or coat surfaces. EXAIR's 15 extensive product lines include air knives, air wipes, air nozzles and jets, atomizing nozzles, static eliminators, cold gun air coolant systems, air amplifiers, safety air guns, air operated conveyors, industrial housekeeping products, vortex tubes and spot cooling products, cabinet cooler systems, vacuum generators, compressed air optimization products, and associated accessories. Products meet OSHA standards and are CE and RoHS compliant. Five-year warranty on compressed air products and one-year warranty on accessories and electrically powered products.