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The Absorption and Action Spectrum and the Benefits of Green Light

Light has a complex relationship with plants. When the light touches a leaf, it can be absorbed by, reflected from, or transmitted through to other leaves. Plants appear green to us because they reflect and transmit slightly more green light than they do blue or red.

This Rocks: Terraclear's Rock-picking Robot Increases Productivity for Farmers

By using a computer vision-controlled system to map terrain and identify the size and location of rocks embedded in the soil, the heavy lifting is done by automated machinery which saves farmers a lot of time and money.

4-Sun LED Solar Simulator Dawns to Tackle Humanity's Challenges

Solar simulators—indoor lights that reproduce the sun’s spectrum—take many forms and serve different purposes, including testing sunscreens, solar cell efficiencies and performance testing of aerospace materials.

A Starters Guide to the IIoT and Automation in Agriculture

What is automation? How can automation help farmers do more with less? Is automation in agriculture a good idea? How is automation transforming the farming industry? Farmer’s exploring technology tend to ask the same questions.

Integrating Sensors Key to Improving Environmental Conditions for Growing

When precision is needed to improve the yield of a grow room, consider all the factors that must be controlled. Integrating sensors to monitor these attributes are key to improving the environmental conditions of a grower.

Case Study: Improving Farm Efficiency

Farmers Edge solutions delivered an integrated software platform that helped the Tollefson Farm become more predictive on a number of fronts.

XAG R150 Ground Robot Debuts to Help Japanese Farmers Overcome Aging

Seeing the potential of drones in reshaping agriculture, Japanese farmers now expect the first mass-produced, lightweight farm robot XAG R150 to reap a higher yield with quality fruits.

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Protecting Farms Against Floodwater: 8 Advanced Techniques

The industry will likely experience more connectivity as farmers use technology to share data and warn other professionals. Eventually, widespread adoption will fuel the creation of more ingenious floodwater protection devices, as well as various other beneficial inventions.

Preventing Wildfires Through Overgrowth Management

Farmers are often left to protect their own land and are responsible for ensuring they take safety precautions to stop the spread of a wildfire caused by natural events. Fortunately, the USDA has assisted farmers that have experienced wildfire damage.

Agricultural Industry Future of Agricultural Disinfectant during This Pandemic

By end use the market has been bifurcated into agricultural farms and livestock farms. Proper disinfection is required to protect crops and livestock from harmful diseases or sterilize the microorganisms.

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AgroScout Raises $7.5 Million to Expand its AI-based Agronomy Analytics Service

The AgroScout platform collects data to create powerful analytics for actionable insights in crop management. AgroScout monitors the crop from emergence stand count, through canopy coverage estimates, and plant biomass, throughout the season.

Solectrac, an Ideanomics Company, Launches New e70N Electric Tractor, Delivering to California Vineyards and Farms

- All-new 70 HP equivalent electric tractor is perfect for vineyards and farm operations, with a narrow body for easy maneuverability - Delivery of three all-new e70N electric tractors supported by a $514,688 grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as part of its Funding Agriculture Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Demonstration Program

Benson Hill Launches Food System Innovators Program to Validate Technology Concepts, Enhance CropOS® Technology Platform

Provides farmer partners early access to innovative ag technologies, including Benson Hill's proprietary seed offerings

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