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How Robots are used in Agriculture

The agricultural industry are continually looking for ways to increase output, improve efficiency and reduce waste. This has led to robots and automation becoming an integral part of farming and food production processes.

HPS vs. LED: The Costs of Horticultural Lighting

Choosing horticultural lighting is one of the most important decisions a grower makes before setting up a greenhouse. It is often a large part of both CapEx, Capital Expenses, and OpEx, Operational Expenses.

Implementing Multi-Level Mobile Vertical Racking Systems

Pipp Horticulture worked with Sozo to implement multi-level Mobile Vertical Racking Systems that allowed them to create 70% more canopy space, totaling 24,824 sq. ft.

Challenges and Opportunities Faced in Vertical Farming

amBX spoke with Stephan den Boer from Bever Innovations on their podcast about the role of technology in vertical farms, the challenges and opportunities faced.

Electrifying Agriculture - How EV Tractors Can Support the Sector’s Sustainable Shift

Battery technology needs to be developed in order to withstand the heavy loads of agricultural vehicles and supply a lasting and reliable source of power.

Blue Radix and Microsoft Collaborate to Solve Scarcity of Crop Expertise

Microsoft reached out to Blue Radix to help them develop a commercial version of the Blue Radix solution for autonomous growing. This solidified the partnership and helped develop what would become the commercially available Crop Controller service.

Automatic Forest Fire Detection System With AI Enables Early and Efficient Fire Fighting

Instead of elaborately programming a solution, neural networks and deep learning algorithms teach an image processing system to see, recognize and verify objects - in this case smoke.

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Increase HVAC Performance in Greenhouses with Coil Coatings

When it comes to greenhouses and other indoor farms, it is important for HVAC units to create proper air circulation to ensure optimal growing conditions. Heating solutions are also needed to enhance growing conditions during cold weather.

Freight Farms Raises $17.5M Series B3 to Address Access and Sustainability in the Food System Through Container Farming

This funding will help the hydroponic container farming company expand its customer base and increase reach of its farms to more remote areas and urban centers

Current Agribusiness Challenges - Prepare for the Unexpected

From manufacturing milk and cheese to housing livestock and transporting cakes across the country, agribusiness is a vast, interconnected web of industries working towards one goal: The distribution of food.

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Wageningen University and Research, and LettUs Grow partner in research trials to demystify aeroponic production

Wageningen University and Research (NL) and the aeroponic technology specialists LettUs Grow (UK) are collaborating to compare ultrasonic aeroponic and hydroponic irrigation systems in side by side trails. The trials aim to boost the understanding of aeroponics in the available academic literature to encourage innovative agricultural practices in the future.

Upgraded 3D camera series now available at IDS

Resolution and accuracy have almost doubled, the price has remained the same - those who choose 3D cameras from the Ensenso N series can now benefit from more advanced models. The new stereo vision cameras (N31, N36, N41, N46) can now be purchased from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH.

A New Standard for Pivot Irrigation and Traction

Evolution Wheel Announces the Launch of the EWRS-PIVOT XT Airless Center Pivot Irrigation Tire

Agrology Raises SEED Funding to Drive Growth and Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

One of North America's Largest Climate Tech Seed Funds, Active Impact Investments, invests in Agrology to grow next-level innovation in regenerative agriculture technology

SOLLUM AND SAVOURA TEAM UP FOR TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE FUNDED BY THE MINISTÈRE DE L'ÉCONOMIE, DE L'INNOVATION ET DE L'ÉNERGIE

To highlight the benefits of dynamic lighting for Qu©bec horticultural businesses, Investissement Qu©bec, as an agent of the Qu©bec government, has granted Sollum Technologies $350,000 in funding for a technological showcase involving a novel strawberry research trial in partnership with SAVOURA.

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