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3 Tips For Keeping Your Cannabis Operation Compliant

Meeting regulatory compliance standards is only half the battle. Once your operation becomes compliant, you also have to stay compliant.

Farming in 4-D: Hindsight, Insight, Foresight and Integration

The digital evolution within the ag industry has been constant over the last decade and continually evolving; however, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Digital ag and ag tech aren’t always easy to adopt.

Motiv Robotics Announces Enhanced RoboMantis® Robot

Motiv Robotics announces the availability of the RoboMantis robot with enhanced capabilities at iROS 2019 in Macau.

IoT in Agriculture Market

The growing trend of using IoT in agricultural applications such as organic farming and family farming, where there are complex or small spaces that contain cattle and high-quality varieties of crop, is projected to drive the usage of IoT in agriculture.

Rockstart Announces Startups From the 1st Edition of the Agrifood 2019 Program

The program is made up of 7 Deep Dive Week sessions, each of which has a specific focus designed to take the startups through the various stages of business development to make them investment-ready.

Semi-artificial Photosynthesis

Because biofuels are made from agricultural products, fuel production from such products implies the use of agricultural land and crops that can also be used for the production of food.

Advancements in Remote Control Technologies in Irrigation Systems

The irrigation controllers market is driven by factors such as the growing need for water conservation, increased need for modern agricultural practices, the need for the adoption precision farming, and the growing lawn and garden area.

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Green Automation is bringing automation and efficiency to new greenhouse operation in Texas

TrueHarvest Farms in Belton, TX, is ramping up their production of fresh, safe and locally grown leafy greens, using an automated hydroponic growing system from Green Automation.

XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

This is the world's largest cotton defoliation operation that involves the use of fully autonomous drones to ensure a cost-effective, eco-friendly machine harvest. Up to mid-September, one million hectares of cotton fields have been defoliated with XAG's crop spraying drones

Redefine Meat Raises $6M Round Led by CPT Capital for its 3D Alt-Meat Printer

- Redefine Meat offers a new class of plant-based meat, utilizing the world's first patent-pending 3D meat printing solution - CPT Capital and Hanaco Ventures to join the company's board

Monitoring & Growing - News Headlines

Organic Farm School Offers New Career Path

The Organic Farm School is cultivating a new generation of farmers, like recent graduates Jocelyn Stevens and Joncarlos Santos. The classmates are starting Workin' Dream Farm on Whidbey Island, Wash. and will grow up to 50 different crops and operate a busy farm stand, with the help of young Seth. The school's next six-month program begins in April and is currently accepting applications.

FreshDirect Reveals Top Food Trends for 2020

Company's food specialists forecast up-and-coming products, ingredients and influences

Agritechnica 2019: B2B Collaboration Meets Precision Agriculture

Martin Bernhard, Proagrica's country manager for Germany, will be speaking at the "New Business Models" event at Agritechnica 2019, outlining the challenges and opportunities facing the agriculture supply chain, and how data connectivity and collaboration can boost agribusiness efficiency and growth.

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Product

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors
Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Roll-Up Doors

Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Company

Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.