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Researchers Reveal Plant Defense Toolkit and Insights for Fighting Crop Diseases

Representing a major advance for plant biology, the findings have important implications for the management of dangerous crop diseases which represent significant threats to food security.

AgTech Software Solutions Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All

The way we grow is changing and so are the tools we need to be successful. Here are a few recommendations from some of the farms that I’ve seen are doing it right.

Visit the Farm Science Review Trade Show

At the FSR, research scientists, academia and industry come together to impart their knowledge with people all over Ohio, across the country and around the world. The object of the show is to create a more sustainable world.

How Governments Are Using AgTech For Better Insurance

With the emergence of agtech start-ups that rely on specific tech-led innovation within the insurance value chain, it has helped expedite the speed with which farmers receive necessary reimbursements and support.

Novel Quantum Dot Optical Fiber Technology That Delivers Extra Light to the Lower Canopy of Plants

Hung above plants in a greenhouse, the fiber concentrator devices absorb underutilized portions of sunlight, convert the energy into a more ideal spectrum, and then strategically guide that light to the lower leaves of plants.

Literal Solar Farms - When Agriculture and Solar Meet

The Nebraska-based business FarmAfield recently made headlines by winning a $200,000 federal grant to explore the feasibility of PV-integrated shade structures for cattle feedlots.

Why You Can’t Afford to Run Your Farm Without a Cultivation Management Platform

If you’re a grower, you know how difficult it is to compete in this low margin, high risk business. It doesn’t matter what you grow or how you grow it, all crop production is vulnerable.

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MetoMotion Receives $1.5 Million Investment From Netherlands-based Strategic Partner for Its Greenhouse Robotic Worker (GRoW)

MetoMotion has developed a multipurpose robotic system, GRoW, for labor-intensive tasks in greenhouses to reduce the reliance on and high costs of human labor in greenhouse vegetable production.

AgTech Start-up Farmobile Announces Investment from AGI

AGI to lead Farmobile’s latest investment round, continuing the mission to build the foundational technology of agriculture

Violet Gro LED Grow Lights Partners With Hyperponic on Their Fully Integrated Vertical Tower Growing System

The Hyperponic CropTower is a technologically advanced growing system that provides growers with a complete computer-controlled environment and nutrition management system to facilitate increased quality and consistency, faster production and reduced space requirement.

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Vertical Field Launches the Largest Ever Research Study on the Potential Environmental and Health Impacts of Ag-tech-based "Smart Living Walls"

The world-first research, in conjunction with Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explores the effects and benefits of smart eco-advanced living walls in urban environments

Agricultural Equipment Market to be worth USD 332.9 Billion by 2024

Based on product type, the global agricultural equipment market is segmented into tractors, combine harvesters, threshers, rotavators, self-propelled vertical conveyer reaper, zero till seed drill, multi crop planter, power tiller, laser land leveler, power weeder, drip irrigation equipment, sprinkler irrigation equipment, rice transplanters and others.

GROWMARK Teams Up with Solinftec to Increase Farm Efficiency

Technology will help growers apply fields faster and more accurately

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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.