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Adaptive Swarm Robotics Could Revolutionize Smart Agriculture

The multidisciplinary research team believes that by utilizing swarm robotics to reduce soil compaction and working to avoid herbicide-resistant weeds through nonchemical methods of control, significant ecological and environmental benefits can be achieved.

Switching Up Indoors – Why Growers World-wide Are Upgrading to LEDs

52% of commercial growers reported using LEDs as of 2020–an increase from 25% in 2016. This trend is expected to continue in the next decade. The sharp rise in LED-use among commercial growers is really two-fold: energy savings and complete optimization.

Bayer, Microsoft Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Optimize and Advance Digital Capabilities for Food, Feed, Fuel, Fiber Value Chain

Bayer agronomic expertise and leading digital farming platform, combined with Microsoft Azure, form the foundation for new digital solutions to advance agriculture and adjacent industries

Oppy Ups the Ante With First Vertical Farming Partnership

The team at UP Vertical Farms has spent the last several years researching and developing the latest technology to grow crops at 350 times the yield of conventional farming

Automation for Sustainable Development

Science and technology go hand-in-hand in solving the world’s problems and robotics and automation are the latest innovations set to tackle one of our biggest issues – poverty.

The Importance of DLI and Light Quality

Different plants require a different amount of light for healthy crop production. High-light crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers require a high Daily Light Integral (DLI). Both their quality and yield depend on them getting enough light throughout the day.

Predicting Future Changes in Water Quality

When Dublin City University (DCU) Water Institute was developing its new mobile lab technology to help predict future changes in water quality, it turned to precision drive and motor specialist, maxon for help.

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87% of US Agriculture Businesses Are Currently Using AI

87% of US agriculture businesses are currently using AI technologies, up from 74% at this time last year, according to new research released today.

U+ Releases List of Top AgTech Innovators to Watch

The list recognizes companies across the globe successfully seeking ways to increase and improve sustainable agricultural productivity practices, including best practices in robotics and automation, indoor vertical farming and livestock wearable sensors.

Digi-Key, Seeed Studio and Machinechat Introduce Industry's First Private LoRaWAN-in-a-Box Solutions

The first LoRaWAN-in-a-Box solution is focused on rapid deployment of smart agriculture and precision farming projects.

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Agmatix Launches New Agricultural Data Technology Platform to Support Sustainable Food Production

• New Agmatix technology creates a single engine that translates crop science into real life actions by digitizing research data, allowing agro-professionals to increase crop yields and improve quality while limiting environmental impact • Solution uItilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to enable statistically and scientifically stronger models and decision support systems - helping to unlock mainstream use of big data in agronomy to increase global yields

Lifeasible Enables Genetic Research with Animal Gene Editing Service

Lifeasible, a biotechnology company specialized in agricultural sciences that offers a wide range of agro-related products and services, now helps its customers perform gene editing on different animal species.

Bally Ribbon Mills Bringing Smart Textiles to Commercialization

Incorporating E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base into new designs

Don Agro International achieves 8.9 thousand tonnes growth in crops harvested, driven by land bank acquisitions and implementation of innovative technologies

Don Agro International achieves 8.9 thousand tonnes growth in crops harvested, driven by land bank acquisitions and implementation of innovative technologies

Hartnell and Festo Didactic partner to close the skills gap in Manufacturing & Agriculture

New technology in agriculture is reshaping the future of farming. The transformation of the agricultural sector, in what is also becoming a highly automated work environment, requires a tech-savvy, skilled workforce. With tech innovation outpacing workforce development, the technical skills gap that currently exists is putting a strain on many agricultural communities.

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Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.