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How Hydroponics May Be Essential for Urban Agriculture

Moving farming from vast expanses of land to urban settings sounds like no easy feat. How can enough plants grow to feed large populations in a limited space? Instead of taking down skyscrapers, urban farmers use their vertical nature to their advantage.

Developing and Improving Productivity in Vertical Farms

Dr Antony Dodd’s research into the plant circadian clock had found that optimising growing conditions to match the clock resulted in plants that contained more chlorophyll, allowing them to convert more of the available light into biomass and grow faster.

Sun to Table: SMA inverter harvesting energy at Just A Few Acres Farm for 12 years

The array at Just A Few Acres features thirty-six, 170-watt panels, amounting to a cumulative 6.2 kilowatt capacity. The panels are framed by three poles that can be manually tilted throughout the year to accommodate for seasonal changes in the sun’s position.

How COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Do Business

Some of the effects of this pandemic on how we work, live and interact with each other are likely to last much longer than the pandemic itself. I thought it useful to list some of the effects we’re likely to experience in ag retail & agronomy.

Readers Choice 2020: Space to Grow, or Grow in Space – How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

Readers Choice 2020: Age Of Agriculture Robots: Fruit-Picking Robots And Drones To Take Over Farms

What’s more, from shepherding to nursery planting, robots have already made their way into the agriculture industry. The death of skilled labor is another factor that propels the demand for agricultural robots.

Digital Farming in Organic Agriculture

In 2015, the Government of India had inaugurated the Digital India Movement to transition India’s public service sector into the digital front. Farming is a colossal work vertical with a GDP portion of 14% and holds a vital spot in this mission for digitization.

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Integrating Big Data Analytics Into Farm Management

By creating opportunities for intimate management of large operations without needing the traditional manpower and time investment, almost all processes from yield projection to harvest can be improved with the application of Big Data Analysis to farm management.

Danish Nordic Harvest raises DKK 62 million. DKK to one of Europe's largest vertical farms

Nordic Harvest has just closed its first investment round, and will be one of the largest vertical farms in Europe. With the investment round, Nordic Harvest will bring a sustainable food system close to the consumer.

RAVEN INDUSTRIES OPENS PRE-ORDER FOR DRIVERLESS AG TECHNOLOGY

AutoCart lets farmers set a field plan, stage locations, adjust speeds, monitor location activity and command the tractor pulling a grain cart to sync with the combine as it offloads on the go. The driverless tractor can then be returned to a predetermined unloading area.

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MVTec continues to steer a course for international expansion

• Two new sales offices opened in France and Taiwan • Experienced machine vision experts get on board • Even better local support for customers and partners

Vertical Field Signs Pilot Agreement to Install Vertical Farms in the United Emirates

The agreement with Emirates Smart Solutions & Technologies (ESST) is expected to expand to a large-scale multi-million dollar partnership

Entegrity Flips the Switch on Solar with Team of Independence County School Districts

The array, a 1.36 MW DC single axis tracking system provided by Entegrity, was inaugurated during a "Flip the Switch" ceremony with students, staff, solar implementation team, policymakers, and the sheep that maintain the solar grounds.

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