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Selecting the most suitable energy source, like biogas, is critical. With the right system in place, farmers can benefit from a powerful and cost-effective fuel supply to run a multitude of operations, no matter how energy-intensive their processes may be.
COVID-19 is forcing the agriculture industry to re-examine long-held practices and bringing new regulations for safety. Farms that made the move to digital are better equipped to efficiently communicate and work with their labor force, but it's not too late to catch up.
By removing LED drivers from individual light fixtures, the new MegaDrive™ eliminates the need for electrical power connections throughout the greenhouse or grow room while significantly reducing up-front costs.
Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are also responsible for producing more than 90 per cent of global palm oil, which consequently causes 27 million tonnes of waste per annum from fruit bunches (EFBs), fibres, shells and liquid effluent.
There are ways to improve the carbon efficiency of plants, while increasing production. By making use of diversified cropping systems growers can reduce the carbon footprint up to 300 %.
Colleges around the country have found a way to add new educational programs while becoming more sustainable: Container farms. These farms are made from repurposed shipping containers and allow students and faculty to grow food all year long, without any soil.
With advancements in satellite technology, imagery can be taken from peak biomass to create a zone map based on how the crop performs out in the field. These maps generally look very close to how the yield map will look after harvest.
AgriTech - Featured Stories
BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.
BrightFarms currently distributes its products to more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. and expects to expand its distribution to more than 15,000 stores by 2025
One company iUNU, has a system that uses AI to help with early pest detection. The system “learns” what healthy crops and plants look like, recognizes when anomalies occur, and then sends an alert when something is amiss.
Rise Gardens Secures Investment from Amazon Alexa Fund to Help Bring the Best of Indoor Farming to the Consumer Market
Extension of seed financing enables Rise Gardens to expand reach and offerings for popular indoor garden system that enables people to grow their own food year-round
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Whole Foods Market becomes the third major retailer in the UK to install vertical farms to grow produce in store
Positive results were achieved in a series of vineyard trials for bunch rot diseases conducted in Europe and the United States
ONDO has announced the results achieved by yet another customer using ONDO precision irrigation and fertigation solutions.
Illumitex adds a mobile app for real-time engagement between horticultural AI and indoor growers
In today's era, we have to take care of adulteration while buying everything, how to identify adulterated goods is a big problem. But if these adulteration is done in fertilizers then the problem becomes very serious for the farmers. Farmers know that most of the investment in farming has to be made for fertilizers and their utility is also very high because they have the potential to increase crop yields by up to 50%.
AgriTech - Featured Product
Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.
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IDS is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras "Made in Germany" with USB or GigE interfaces. Equipped with state of the art CMOS sensors, the extensive camera portfolio ranges from low-cost project cameras, to small, powerful models with PoE functionality or robust cameras with housings that fulfill the prerequisites for protection code IP65/67. For quick, easy and precise 3D machine vision tasks IDS offers the Ensenso series. With the novel vision app-based sensors and cameras of IDS NXT the company opens up a new dimension in image processing. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: IDS cameras and sensors assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people. They provide reliability, efficiency and flexibility for your application.