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Agriculture Workforce Automation and Robots

Whether we’re talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors’ minds.

Will Robots be the Future of Farming?

The robotic industry is estimated to be worth $2.75 billion in farming with a projected annual growth rate of over 20% a year until 2022. We can expect this industry to eventually reach a market capitalization of $13 billion.

JD.COM OPENS LARGEST PLANT FACTORY FEATURING JAPANESE HYDROPONIC TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA

The factory spans 11,040 square meters and incorporates a hydroponic culturing system with solar light and a closed seedling production environment using artificial light. Currently it can produce spinach, cabbage, red and green lettuce, coriander, and more.

Indoor Farming with Bowery Farming

We’re reappropriating previously unusable industrial space to grow crops indoors, closer to the point of consumption, at a rate that is 100+ times more productive per square foot of land than that of traditional agriculture.

The Next Generation Greenhouse

AGT Unveils Cleanroom Technology, Energy Efficiency and Fast Build Times to Empower Growers. The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural light, cleanroom laboratories with unmatched energy efficiency.

Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning In Agriculture Today

Although they promise streamlined farming operations, higher yields and greater costs savings for growers, how much of AI and machine learning in agriculture today is more hype than reality?

Feeding a Growing Population: Why Technology Matters

If we can incorporate technology into already existing farming practices, we can increase production enough to feed the growing world. Technology can be used to grow more food on existing farms and to grow food in small spaces, such as indoor farms.

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Semtech's LoRa Technology Creates Smarter Farming Networks in Australia

This extension of LoRaWAN-based network coverage adds three million hectares to NNNCo’s publicly available smart agriculture network

FORD FUND, CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES UNVEIL FREIGHT FARM ALLOWING AGENCY TO GROW FRESH FOOD YEAR ROUND

Brainchild of Ford’s Thirty Under 30 philanthropic leadership program comes to fruition with reveal of new hydroponic container farm. The indoor farm operates without the use of pesticides, sunlight or soil. It also utilizes 90 percent less water than would normal.

AirBoard Inc. introduces AirBoard AGRO

AirBoard Inc. introduces AirBoard AGRO – an aerial platform for pesticide spraying in steep andmountainous vineyards.

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How do Consumers View Food Production Technology?

New ISA survey reveals surprising attitudes toward ag innovation

Osram Presents New Near-Infrared LED for Smart Farming Application

Oslon Black SFH 4736 near-infrared LED (NIRED) helps farmers harvest at the right time

Photonics for a Smarter Life: OSRAM Will Showcase Latest Technologies That Improve Mobility; Connectivity; Safety and Security; Well-Being and Health at CES 2019

Osram reaches into strategic markets beyond illumination

Growers Supply Announces Updated Website Launch

Shop the new Growers Supply website today

MidAtlantic Farm Credit Announces Winner of AgPitch 2018

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, announced MADTECH, LLC of Huntingtown, Maryland as the winner of AgPitch 2018.

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Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len contributes to this publication on a regular basis. Past articles can be found with an Article Search and are listed below. He also writes short stories that always have a surprise ending. He has also written a book on wedding photography on a budget. These can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Megalen