Monitoring & Growing - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Indoor Farming with Bowery Farming

We’re reappropriating previously unusable industrial space to grow crops indoors, closer to the point of consumption, at a rate that is 100+ times more productive per square foot of land than that of traditional agriculture.

Semtech's LoRa Technology Creates Smarter Farming Networks in Australia

This extension of LoRaWAN-based network coverage adds three million hectares to NNNCo’s publicly available smart agriculture network

The Next Generation Greenhouse

AGT Unveils Cleanroom Technology, Energy Efficiency and Fast Build Times to Empower Growers. The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural light, cleanroom laboratories with unmatched energy efficiency.

Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning In Agriculture Today

Although they promise streamlined farming operations, higher yields and greater costs savings for growers, how much of AI and machine learning in agriculture today is more hype than reality?

Feeding a Growing Population: Why Technology Matters

If we can incorporate technology into already existing farming practices, we can increase production enough to feed the growing world. Technology can be used to grow more food on existing farms and to grow food in small spaces, such as indoor farms.

The Dawn of Digital Farming

Ongoing advances in numerous fields, including LED and sensor technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, is enabling farm owners and managers to meet the increasing demands on pricing, efficiency and feeding a growing global population.

Pistachio and Almond Grower Invests in Solar for a Harvest of Savings

The ground-mounted system installed by JKB Energy located in Kettleman City, California, is the second largest net-metered solar project in PG&E territory and has a projected annual savings of $435,490

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FORD FUND, CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES UNVEIL FREIGHT FARM ALLOWING AGENCY TO GROW FRESH FOOD YEAR ROUND

Brainchild of Ford’s Thirty Under 30 philanthropic leadership program comes to fruition with reveal of new hydroponic container farm. The indoor farm operates without the use of pesticides, sunlight or soil. It also utilizes 90 percent less water than would normal.

AirBoard Inc. introduces AirBoard AGRO

AirBoard Inc. introduces AirBoard AGRO – an aerial platform for pesticide spraying in steep andmountainous vineyards.

Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups to Advance Greenhouse and Vertical Farming

New horticulture LEDs are designed to promote healthier plant growth and enhance farming conditions for indoor growers

Monitoring & Growing - News Headlines

2018 New Product Contest Winners Revealed at Irrigation Show

The Irrigation Association announced the 2018 winners of the new product contest in five different landscape and agriculture categories during the 2018 Irrigation Show and Education Conference.

Hummingbird Technologies Adds Iteris ClearAg to AI-powered Crop Analysis Platform

ClearAg Smart Content to Enhance Hummingbird's Remote-Sensing Crop Health Capability

Connected Countertop Hydroponic Smart Grower, aspara™, Brings Fresh Vegetables and Herbs to Health Conscious Individuals

aspara™ is a connected control system that uses a combination of adjustable LED grow lights, an automatic watering system, and advanced sensors to grow vegetables and herbs inside

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Product

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door
Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door

Dynatect Automated Machine Safety Door

Dynatect's Gortite VF (Vertical Fabric) Automated Machine Safety Door is intended for automation and safe machine access to minimize cycle time and maximize production time. The automated roll-up door separates machines with hazardous operations from other processes, material handling equipment, and people. The Gortite VF Door contains typical machine/process generated hazards including light debris, fluid splatter/mist, and weld smoke/sparks/flash.

Monitoring & Growing - Featured Company

SICK, Inc.

SICK, Inc.

SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for industrial applications. From 2D and 3D smart cameras to low-cost vision sensors, SICK offers a range of high-quality vision solutions to fit your needs.