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Square Roots, Gordon Food Service open new Michigan indoor farm

Square Roots has more than doubled production of its classic crops like basil since the beginning of the pandemic, while introducing a new range of herbs and salad mixes to meet rising demand for local food.

Increase Yield While Reducing Costs and Minimizing the Environmental Footprint

At the core of the Watsons’ success has been a proactive approach to seek out and adopt new technologies that support their farming and environmental philosophy.

Motorized Pruning Shears Make Quick Work for Vineyards

Electric shears are connected to the battery which is normally fastened onto the wine growers belt with a short cable while the electrical motors are integrated into the shear’s handles and apply the necessary force.

"Growth Turbo" CO2 - How Does CO2 Fertilisation Work in the Greenhouse?

Higher yields can be achieved by artificially increasing the CO2 concentration in the greenhouse, especially for vegetables. This offers greenhouse operators an enormous competitive advantage compared to outdoor cultivation.

Case Study: Combatting Crop Disease with Crop Intelligence

This case study will analyze how the use of Intelinair’s AGMRI Decision Support Platform led a central Illinois group of growers to increase their fungicide purchases by over 20% in one season.

New York City, The Epicenter for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

New York City (NYC) has seen a significant boom in companies pioneering hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. According to PitchBook Data, venture capitalists invested $1.42 billion in agriculture-related startups in NY from 2012-2020.

Does Biochar Have a Future in Agriculture?

Although there are some excellent ideas to sequester carbon, one method may prove more effective than others. It's time to take a closer look at biochar and its potential future in agriculture.

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Will AI Replace Farmers? Yes, and No

The appeal of farming isn’t what it used to be, and fewer people are interested in taking up the profession. Thanks to technology and artificial intelligence, though, the industry can still keep up and yield more and healthier crops and livestock.

Priva and Octinion combine robotic activities in Kompano: a leading technology company in horticultural robotics

The Dutch technology company Priva and the Belgian R&D group Octinion will merge their horticultural robotic activities under the Kompano flag.

Selecting the Correct Material for Spray Nozzles: 8 Modern Options

The type of nozzle used affects both the amount of material applied to a particular area and how uniform the overall spray is, the amount of coverage, and the drift that could occur due to the nozzle.

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Taranis and Albo Climate Announce Partnership to Deliver Satellite-Based Carbon Credits Verification

The companies will jointly develop AI-powered remote sensing technology for soil carbon verification in row crops.

Agtech Pioneer Pure Harvest Smart Farms Secures USD 64.5 Million in Growth Capital to Expand in MENASA

-Convertible funding round led by Korea's leading private investment firm IMM Investment, together with existing investors & insiders -Brings cumulative capital invested to USD 271.6 million, the MENASA region's largest Agtech investment -Accompanies announcement of new joint venture partnership with PlanTFarm, Korea's leading vertical farming solutions provider

Soli Organic™ Announces $120 Million Financing Arrangement with Decennial Group to Expand Certified Organic Controlled Environment Agriculture

-Company will have a total of 15 soil-based indoor farms, supporting its plans to shift 90% of production to indoor -A proven performer focused on achieving the best possible unit economics, Soli Organic has sustained a 25% CAGR for over 10 years and generated in excess of $130 million in revenue in fiscal year 2020 -With new investors Cascade Investment, LLC and Alexandria Venture Investments joining existing equity partners, the Company has raised a total of $125 million to further scale technology and operations

Light Science Technologies Holdings listed on London Stock Exchange

Light Science Technologies Holdings (LSTH) has announced its flotation on the London Stock Exchange, as the Group sets out its ambitious growth plans to dominate the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market over the next few years.

Market launch uEye XCP: Smallest industrial camera with housing and C-mount

The new XCP camera family of the uEye+ product series from IDS Imaging Development Systems not only combines industrial quality and a favorable system price, but also fills a gap in the market as the smallest camera with housing and C-mount. The models measure only 29 x 29 x 17 mm and have a completely closed zinc die-cast housing with a screwable USB Micro-B connector. Thanks to cost-optimized electronics and compatibility with common lenses, they are perfect for price-sensitive applications.

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Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

Rolls Battery - Maintenance-Free AGM & GEL Batteries

With a full range of capacity options (85AH-3300AH) and voltage configurations to choose from, Rolls Battery maintenance-free 2V, 6V & 12V AGM and broad range of 2V GEL models offer a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery option with the same dependable energy storage and heavy-duty construction customers have grown to expect from the Rolls brand for over sixty years. Installed in off-grid, grid-tied or backup float applications, these sealed batteries require minimal ongoing maintenance and provide a versatile energy storage solution for remote or confined installations. Rolls Battery AGM and GEL battery lines deliver superior cycle life and are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

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Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery

Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.