Monitoring & Growing - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Swiss Company PlantCare Makes Breakthrough in Digital Farming

This Swiss innovation makes possible to achieve higher yields with drastically reduced consumption of water, of fertilizer and of energy, and thus can make a substantial contribution to the food security of the world. As the predicted market volume for the sensor is huge, Pl

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

Anne Trafton for MIT News Office: MIT engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves and reveal when the plants are experiencing a water shortage

3 Crop Insurance Enhancements with Satellite Technology

Satellite technology allows you to move forward with data you know is accurate and reliable, helping with more precise loss adjustment processes, reports and index-based models for your clients.

Sentera Sensors Transform DJI Inspire 2 Drone Into Indispensable Crop-scouting Tool

Sentera's swappable precision crop health sensors paired with the Inspire 2 offers agronomists, crop consultants, and growers an economical way to capture diverse vegetation indices such as normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) or normalized difference red edge (NDRE

What is a Farm in a Box?

Farming in a box is a system that uses shipping containers for the purpose of growing year-round agriculture in any environment. Farming in a box allows local food production through design and technology, facilitating anyone to grow food anyplace.

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Giving agriculture a global do-over could feed nearly a billion more people

Diana Gitig for Ars Technica: “We find that the current distribution of crops around the world neither attains maximum production nor minimum water use.”

Urban farming containers to play a role in hyper-local food sourcing

Torstar News Service: Forty-foot containers, equipped with infrared lights and vertical hydroponics systems, can produce up to 150 pounds of kale a week.

Organic Farmers Lose Battle Over Soilless Hydroponic Growing

Emily Monaco for Organic Authority: The National Organic Standards Board voted last Wednesday to reject proposals prohibiting hydroponic and aquaponic production methods from being certified USDA organic.

Princeton's Vertical Farming Project harvests knowledge for a budding industry

Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute: Princeton University’s Vertical Farming Project began at a conference in 2016 when the topic turned to increasing the crop yield of hydroponic systems

Monitoring & Growing - News Headlines

Future Farm Releases LED Canada Update

LED Canada is in the final stages of providing a quote on its LEDs for the previously announced Mobile, AL farm and another farm in development in Massachusetts. Each vertical farm would require 9,000 8-foot LED lamps, which would represent a multi-million-dollar purchase order for each project.

AGCO's Innovation Rewarded with Prestigious Awards at Agritechnica 2017

"Winning these significant awards is a testament to our continued commitment to deliver high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world"

Power line filter reduces electrical interference for farmers

Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the CNW 163, a power line filter designed to combat electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) in the agriculture industry. Power quality has become a prominent issue for agricultural engineers and farmers in recent years as the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags has become more popular alongside power line communication (PLC) lines used in automatic farming systems.

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Easy Monitoring With Weather Sensors From Lufft

Easy Monitoring With Weather Sensors From Lufft

Professional weather sensors form the heart of large solar plants supporting their operation and performance. Lufft was the first manufacturer to combine several sensors in one housing, bringing the largest multiparameter weather sensor family with 19 members into being. Many of them are well-suited for solar site assessment and continuous monitoring. The most commonly used one is the WS600 delivering data on temperature, air pressure, wind, relative humidity and precipitation. Through its open protocol, it can easily be attached to radiation sensors e.g. from Kipp&Zonen. Other models have an integrated Silicon, Second Class or Secondary Standard radiation sensor.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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.