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Dream Harvest Secures $50 Million Capital Raise From Orion Energy Partners to Significantly Scale Production

Vertical Farming Trailblazer Seeks to Expand Regional Presence to Yield up to Three Million Pounds of Produce Per Year in Effort to Enhance Sustainable Farming, Curb Food Waste and Meet Mounting Consumer Demand

Autonomous weeding and its future in Agriculture

The demand for LaserWeeders is enormous. We are just getting started on our mission to help farmers reduce chemical use, minimize tilling, and overcome labor challenges associated with conventional weed control methods.

Improve Profitability by Optimizing the Use of Fertilizer

One of the biggest obstacles to profitability in the agriculture industry is knowing how much fertilizer to use. If farmers don’t use enough, yields will be low, and profitability will suffer.

Overcoming Obstacles in Starting an Indoor Farm

Localizing the supply chain is a global problem and AgTech companies are getting pretty good at solving some of these issues. We feel like there is some pretty good collaboration amongst our partnerships.

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.

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

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Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds

Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a new NASA study published in the journal, Nature Food.

CANADA'S LARGEST COMMERCIAL VERTICAL FARM SETTING UP OPERATIONS IN CALGARY

The design will be expandable, allowing a future expansion to double its size and more local jobs, when needed. The Calgary farm will produce more than one million pounds of fresh, local leafy greens each year.

ZAYNDU SEED CLEANING ACCELERATES SALAD LEAF GROWING CYCLE

Trials have shown baby leaf salad crops germinate a day faster following treatment and Zayndu is to announce its findings at the Global Vertical Farming Expo (GVFE) 2021 on 1-2 December 2021.

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Strong Roots and McCain Announce Partnership to Grow Plant-Based Product Range Globally

Strong Roots will remain independent with McCain Foods investing $55MN to help the company to grow and further drive its work in sustainability

Aleph Farms and WACKER Develop Open Supply Chain Solution for Proteins Used in Large-Scale Production of Cultivated Meat

WACKER's production technologies, supported and validated by Aleph Farms, will provide food-grade growth medium proteins to the entire industry, aiming to eliminate significant cost barriers for wide-scale cultivated meat production

Certified Cultivators to partner with Agnetix Lighting Technology for large-scale indoor grow in Ohio

Certified Cultivators forms strategic alliance with global lighting technology experts

Scale Microgrid Solutions To Develop Modular Microgrid for Trinity Fruit Company

Committed to practicing sustainable agriculture and production, their facility has been outfitted with motion sensor lighting and solar panels to displace nearly 100% of the company's electricity.

Solectrac, an Ideanomics Company, Named a Top-10 Product Winner at 2022 World Ag Expo

- The zero-emission e70N tractor is one of this year's Top-10 New Products, selected by World Ag Expo officials as a cutting-edge product to help farmers save time and money - Solectrac will showcase the e70N tractor, with groundbreaking zero-emission technology specifically designed for vineyard operations, at the World Ag Expo, Feb. 8-10, 2022 in Tulare, Calif.

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MVTec’s Machine Vision Software in Agriculture Applications

MVTec's Machine Vision Software in Agriculture Applications

This is today's agriculture: Tractors drive autonomously and the cultivation of fields can be carried out precisely and plant-specifically. Drones record the condition of the soil and crops from the air. Robots assist in milking, feeding, and monitoring animals. MVTec's machine vision software helps farmers realize these and other applications and confidently face many of today's modern agriculture challenges.

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