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The Future of Agronomy With STEM Cultivation

Each STEM Box can produce between 200-300 lbs. (strain dependent) of dry yield annually (assuming five harvests/year) in only 2400 ft³ of growing space, with peak power consumption (i.e. late-stage flowering) of 400 kWh/day.

The Practicality of Container Farming

Container farms can be found in cities and backyards, parking lots and warehouses around the world. This kind of farming has interested millions of people, who like the idea of using discarded containers for farming.

Freight Farms Announces Next-Generation Container Farm, Advancing Production Limits of Hydroponic Vertical Farming

Agtech innovator's new technology adds 70% more growing space, drives yield, efficiency, automation.

Smart Irrigation -The Future of Automated and Connected Farming

Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to rise at the most attractive year-over-year growth over the assessment period. This is attributed to the rapid uptake of various smart irrigation technologies in several of it emerging economies

Global Seed Companies Target Climate Change and Nutrition Needs, but Miss 90% of World's Million Smallholder Farmers

Access to Seeds Index shows seed industry making slow progress in key regions, including Africa. Thailand's East-West Seed leads the way, followed by Syngenta and Bayer. Lack of crop diversity a major constraint; hybrid seed dominates while legumes largely ignored

Winter Farming and LPG Energy

For farmers looking for a greener, cheaper and more effective off-grid fuel solution that’s reliable even in colder seasons, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) could be an alternative.

Giant indoor vertical farm backed by Chinese firm launching just east of Las Vegas Strip

Jeff Daniels for CNBC: The vertical farm requires 90 percent less water than a traditional farm and uses about 50 percent less energy than most other indoor ag facilities.

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AgriTech Accelerator Reveals Class Of 2017

Robert Morris for Nibletz: Iowas AgriTech Startup Accelerator Attracts California Startups

Abundant Robotics raises $10 million to commercialize its apple-picking robot

Bérénice Magistretti for VentureBeat: Picking apples may seem like a fun weekend activity, but its actually backbreaking manual labor. Abundant Robotics wants to help agricultural growers shoulder this task and today announced funding of $10 million, led by GV, to commerc

MIT Food Computers

From MIT: The Food Computer is a controlled-environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. Climate variables such as carbon dioxide, air temperatu

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Avoid blurred image documentation during quality control with Focus Stacking app from TAGARNO

One main advantage of using a digital microscope during quality control is how easily operators can create photo documentation of their work. However, issues arise when the object is not flat, resulting in blurred or out of focus areas on the image. Solution? Stacking photos with varying focus heights on top of each other for one ultra-sharp image.

KROHNE Highlights Flowmeters and Level Transmitters Flowmeters at ProFood™ Tech 2019

Stop by Booth# 901 to see OPTIMASS Coriolis mass flowmeters

Inspect and document seed coating quality

Digital microscopes are excellent tools for evaluating the seed coating application process. When zooming in on the coated seeds, it is easy to determine whether the film coating is evenly distributed and to create photo documentation that can be shared with customers and coworkers.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.
Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra Instruments, Inc.- InnovaMass. Reinvented.

Sierra was the first to introduce a combination volumetric vortex and multivariable mass flow meter in 1997. Today, Sierra's completely redesigned InnovaMass® iSeries™ 240i/241i builds on two decades of success measuring five process variables for gas, liquid and steam with one connection. Now, with the latest hyper-fast microprocessors, robust software applications, field diagnostic and adjustment capability, and a new state-of-the-art flow calibration facility, Sierra's vortex iSeries delivers precision, performance, and application flexibility never before possible.

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Len Calderone - Contributing Author

Len contributes to this publication on a regular basis. Past articles can be found with an Article Search and are listed below. He also writes short stories that always have a surprise ending. He has also written a book on wedding photography on a budget. These can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Megalen