Monitoring & Growing - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Vision and Viability in Agtech

While there may not be as many people trying to ‘build their own’ as in 2017, the heavy investment in AgTech is sparking a round of products and inventions that will never be viable because they lack a vision and connection to the farmer from day one.

Samsung Sets New Photon Efficacy Level in White LED Packages for Indoor Farms

High photon efficacy allows more light to reach plants for healthier growth and enables indoor farms to save on energy costs

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 1

I see a lot of information being thrown your way – some factual, some based on speculation, and some science fiction. What I hope to be able to do is give you some background information so that you can reasonably detect which pile to file the information in.

Precision Irrigation Scheduling: Can We Cross The Chasm? (Part 3)

As the grower, trusted advisor, and the technologist move to a suite of precision technologies from the early adopter stage to the mainstream majority, we can get the next wave of innovation in the hands of the early adopters and the chasm will be crossed sooner than later.

The 2019 AUSVI XPONENTIAL Trade Show

AUSVI XPONENTIAL brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas and learn about the emerging trends of unmanned technology.

Field Research: How To Get The Most From Split-Planting Trials

Split planting, which is planting two different hybrids side-by-side in the same planter pass, can be an effective way to generate powerful data to confirm your seed purchase, population and placement decisions.

Precision Irrigation Scheduling: Should We Have A Problem? (Part 2)

We’ll focus on three major sources of data that are used in various degrees for irrigation scheduling support. My premise here is that these data sources have not remained static but have indeed improved significantly over time.

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Monitoring & Growing - Featured Stories

iHarvest™-The Future of Gardening is Indoors

Indoor Garden Works’ (IGWorks™) iHarvest Kickstarter introduces a beautiful, soilless indoor garden that brings food gardening to the center of your home

Silicon Valley-based FarmWise Collaborates With Roush To Manufacture Autonomous Robots In Michigan

As growers are looking for new ways to optimize crop production, San Francisco-based FarmWise leverages the latest advances in artificial intelligence and robotics to offer plant-level farming as-a-service.

HanaroFarm Succeeds in Developing a Novel Technology of Cultivating Special Crops with Selenium

HanaroFarm's new special crop cultivation technology involves ionizing selenium to remove harmful components and supplying the selenium to plants to enable it to be absorbed at a high concentration.

Monitoring & Growing - News Headlines

Ceres Imaging to Deliver Advanced Imagery to the Climate FieldView™ Digital Ag Platform

The agreement allows shared farmer customers to access accurate, scientifically validated imagery.

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Announces 2020 Commitment to Sustainable Farming, Verifying 100% of Ocean Spray's Cranberries as Sustainably Grown

The Agriculture Cooperative Owned by More than 700 Cranberry Farmers aims to Lead a New Era of Sustainable Agriculture.

VividGro® Selected As LED Lighting Provider For Upper Columbia Academy

Sirona Life chose VividGro® GroBars™ after head-to-head competition.

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Product

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0
Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.

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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.