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SAS Boosts Healthy Bee Populations Through Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, SAS is using technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee populations.

IDTechEx Research - Agricultural Robots and AI: A Question of When and Not If

Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans. Machines have demonstrated the technical viability and the emphasis has long shifted to the finer details of ROI, reliability, business model, etc.

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.

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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.

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

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VERTICAL FIELD'S NEW PORTABLE FARMS ARE MAKING THE WORLD MORE SUSTAINABLE - AND BETTER FED

REVIVING URBAN LIFE - AN INNOVATIVE SOIL-BASED INDOOR VERTICAL FARM THAT BRINGS THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD TO THE PLACE IT IS CONSUMED

Supplyshark Gives Agriculture Industry a New Way to Connect to Buyers in Wake of Food Supply Chain Disruption

A new company, named Supplyshark, has stepped forward to provide a new way for those in the agriculture industry to connect to buyers and vice versa. The organization is offering a free 90-day subscription during the pandemic to show support to farmers and other suppliers.

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators

Enhanced spectra offering empowers growers to balance lighting efficacy with crop quality and yield

AG&P Launches Specialized Agriculture Workforce Solutions to Meet Demand for Seasonal Farm Workers

Houston-based AG&P Americas has launched a new service line offering workforce solutions for the U.S. agriculture sector amid shortages in seasonal farm labor.

Farmers Edge Announces New Automated Hail Detection and Reporting Technology for Growers and Insurance Professionals

The new tool combines sophisticated weather detection and forecasting, Daily Satellite Imagery, and industry-leading AI technology to automate claim detection and simplify claims management, paving the way for future risk management products

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Zimlon - Analysis of the Latest Cutting Edge Topics that Impact Insurance

Zimlon - Analysis of the Latest Cutting Edge Topics that Impact Insurance

Zimlon does in depth research on insurance topics including car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and other specialized insurance areas.

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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.