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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.

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.

Increasing Agricultural Sustainability

For the agriculture industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the ability to improve sustainability in every area, from the field to the data center.

Field Data Poised For Future Food Chain

The use of real-time data is beginning in agricultural sectors with high-value highly perishable crops such as fresh vegetables, berries and other fresh fruit. There is more communication between the field and the processor in those sectors

Electrifying Container Farming & Indoor Agriculture

What you want to grow indoors are high value and short shelf-life crops that you can stack or vertically rack to grow. For instance, in pods and warehouses, you grow plants by stacking multiple beds vertically or horizontally.

Modular technology system improves crops for greenhouses and small farms

Many smallholder farmers also lack resources to use existing precision agriculture tools they desperately need to become profitable. Rockabye aims to make lucrative farming operations accessible and more affordable.

Tradepoint Atlantic Welcomes Gotham Greens To Sparrows Point

The climate controlled farm will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and recycled irrigation water using proprietary methods that yield more than 30 times that of conventional farms, with higher levels of food safety and environmental sustainability.

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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."

Could the Price of Labor-Intensive Crops Increase?

New AAEA Member research investigates the factors in AJAE article

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