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How Robotics Can Transform Agriculture

It’s not a stretch to imagine solo and small farm owners keeping up with the major organizations in the business thanks to improved efficiency, maximized output and faster harvest and care times.

Water Conservation Game Changer

Available in both liquid and granular forms, Hydretains' revolutionary chemistry converts soil moisture back into a liquid form, efficiently transferring it to plant roots.

Open AgTech Announces New API Standard Enabling Growers to Use Technology to Its Fullest Within Greenhouses and Vertical Farms

Technologists come together to form new standard for connecting hardware and software for the indoor agriculture industry.

The Value of Remote Sensing Data in Agriculture (Part I)

Of all the new technologies appearing on the farm, “remote sensing” systems (devices that measure conditions from a distance, commonly an aircraft or satellite) are unique in their ability to deliver information on the existing conditions in the field.

How Next-Level Field Health Imagery Helps You See Beyond The End Rows

Field health images can be compared with other important data layers, such as yield, to give farmers a deeper understanding of crop performance that they can use as they plan for the next season.

Europe’s Largest Indoor Farm

The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year across a growing area of 5120m2, arranged in racks rising to the height of 11m.

NASA Taps Osram to Support Its Food Production Research

Osram’s smart horticulture lighting system prototype used in NASA ground research to help provide space crews with a reliable source of fresh food.

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Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste

This method could render crops more resilient against disease, helping mitigate crop wastage throughout the world. Since the system can be implemented by re-wiring plants’ natural defence mechanisms, no external genetic circuitry needs to be added.

Autogrow's API and Amazon's Alexa leads to world first talking AgTech system

“We think this is the best use-case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) today. We’ve basically turned a vocal sound into a machine command and proven integration of different systems is possible,” says CEO Darryn Keiller.

Drone Pollinates Apple Trees at LaFayette Orchard in What Could be a First

Scott Willis for WAER: It goes without saying that agriculture is heavily dependent on the weather, and nature. So when Beak and Skiff partner Peter Fleckenstein heard of a way to eliminate some of that uncertainty, he jumped at the chance.

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Frost & Sullivan's Webinar Identifies the Top 5 Agriculture Technologies Improving Productivity and Driving Growth

Innovations like Precision Agriculture Create Growth Opportunities in Farming Industry

Women in Agriculture Discuss Industry Challenges in Washington D.C

"One of the most empowering things any woman can do is to engage in the legislative process," said CWA State President Sara Reid-Herman. "Most legislators, and their staff, are genuinely interested in their constituent's views, and if we aren't sharing our perspectives and opinions, no one will."

Biome Makers Inc. chosen as the Best Agtech Startup by Nikkei in Japan

The company is once again awarded for its innovative spirit and for the development of cutting-edge technologies at the service of improving crop yields.

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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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