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Motorized Pruning Shears Make Quick Work for Vineyards

Electric shears are connected to the battery which is normally fastened onto the wine growers belt with a short cable while the electrical motors are integrated into the shear’s handles and apply the necessary force.

Will AI Replace Farmers? Yes, and No

The appeal of farming isn’t what it used to be, and fewer people are interested in taking up the profession. Thanks to technology and artificial intelligence, though, the industry can still keep up and yield more and healthier crops and livestock.

"Growth Turbo" CO2 - How Does CO2 Fertilisation Work in the Greenhouse?

Higher yields can be achieved by artificially increasing the CO2 concentration in the greenhouse, especially for vegetables. This offers greenhouse operators an enormous competitive advantage compared to outdoor cultivation.

Case Study: Combatting Crop Disease with Crop Intelligence

This case study will analyze how the use of Intelinair’s AGMRI Decision Support Platform led a central Illinois group of growers to increase their fungicide purchases by over 20% in one season.

Does Biochar Have a Future in Agriculture?

Although there are some excellent ideas to sequester carbon, one method may prove more effective than others. It's time to take a closer look at biochar and its potential future in agriculture.

On the Roof of Ecuador, XAG Spearheads Drones for Sustainable Andean Farming

The demonstrations on potato fields have presented the high potential of fully autonomous drones in reducing labour cost and agricultural pesticide exposure.

Autonomous Pivot Systems Create New Opportunities for Smart Irrigation

Pivot irrigation is an efficient method of watering crops. The center pivot station houses a motor and a water pumping station. Water comes from a lake or a river source and runs through pipes under the ground to the pivot center.

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Priva and Octinion combine robotic activities in Kompano: a leading technology company in horticultural robotics

The Dutch technology company Priva and the Belgian R&D group Octinion will merge their horticultural robotic activities under the Kompano flag.

Selecting the Correct Material for Spray Nozzles: 8 Modern Options

The type of nozzle used affects both the amount of material applied to a particular area and how uniform the overall spray is, the amount of coverage, and the drift that could occur due to the nozzle.

EarthOptics Raises $10.3 million in Series A Funding, Led by Leaps by Bayer, to Accelerate Carbon Mapping

Investment to help accelerate roll-out of soil mapping and machine learning technologies for most accurate soil carbon content and compaction readings

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Introducing the Extra-48, Inter-Canopy Lighting for Cultivators

SpecGrade LED is excited to announce the latest advancement in inter-lighting with the redesigned Extra-48. The new Extra-48 replaces the Extra-60of the Linea.

New Linea Provides Flexibility for Cultivators

SpecGrade LED revealed the next evolution of the Linea Series for greenhouse applications during MJBizCon. The powerful new Linea boasts a brand new design featuring a remote driver and increased passive thermal management.

Fluence by OSRAM Debuts Products at MJBizCon 2021, Helping Cannabis Cultivators Grow Smarter Through Innovative LED Technology

Following the announcement of its multiyear global research study results-which showcased the effects of broad-spectrum lighting solutions on crop yield and quality-Fluence will demo its innovative new products at the company's MJBizCon booth, located at No. C3515.

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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.

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