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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.

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.

Agriculture Robots Helping Their Way Out in Combatting the Covid-19 Pandemic

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.

Pervasive Automation in Agriculture

Farming automation has proved to increase the return from the soil while strengthening the soil’s fertility. This article is a brief overview regarding the up-to-date application of automation in agriculture.

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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

Six Agtech Startups Selected for Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

Companies seek to improve soil health, optimize pest control and scale food production, and will test technologies at Danforth Plant Science Center

UbiQD and Nanosys Partner to Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields

Advanced materials leaders boost crop grower profitability by leveraging ultra-high-definition TV supply chain to manufacture luminescent agricultural films

AgriTech - News Headlines

CIRCOR Announces RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve

Ideal for high-efficiency cleaning of high-pressure boilers

Dr. Robb Farms to Conduct Independent Research Trial of AeroBloom Advanced Cultivation System

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.

SVG Ventures-THRIVE and CSIRO Partner to Commercialize AgriFood Innovations

CSIRO US announced the signing of a three-year partnership with SVG Ventures-THRIVE, the leading AgriFood innovation ecosystem.

Toro Launches Clog-Resistant Drip Tape

New Aqua-Traxx® Azul™ drip tape provides superior clog resistance

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CIMON Inc.

CIMON is a leading industrial automation company focused on process control and manufacturing. Since its foundation in 1999, CIMON has grown from emerging Asian markets into Europe and North America thanks to several award-winning product lineups, including the Xpanel HMI series, PLC and PLC-S series, Xpanel Hybrid, UltimateAccess SCADA software, and industrial PCs. CIMON has been working with manufacturers for over 20 years and has gained the trust of well-respected companies such as LG, Samsung, General Motors, Kia, Hankook, SK Chemicals, Posco, and Durex. Hardware and software are developed simultaneously at CIMON, allowing for optimal product supply and system design solutions that increase facility efficiency and response time in the market while reducing long-term costs. Some industries CIMON works with include the automotive industry, oil and gas industry, power plants, electronics, water and wastewater management, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food and beverage, chemical, packaging, paper and pulp, farming, and many others.