In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.
- Osram's venture capital arm Fluxunit invests in Canadian company for high-end greenhouse technology - Motorleaf's data analytics pave the way to smart farming
Samsung introduces a high-power horticulture package and adds horticulture lighting specifications to several existing lineups
-Proprietary solutions include patented disinfection technology for healthcare and LED tubes with integrated TriGain* technology - Product lines showcase ease of installation and future expansion across all categories
Osram Advances to Become a Leader in Digital Farming Solutions with Acquisition of Texas-Based Fluence Bioengineering
- Osram acquires one of the world's leading suppliers of smart grow lighting. - US-based Fluence expands Osram's portfolio of horticultural systems.
The four-layer high-density AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarms are designed for high-volume cultivators and come in 24-, 48-, and now 72-tray configurations.
Matt Hickman for Mother Nature Network: Seawater is pumped to the greenhouse installation where it's used to cool and humidify the hot desert air drawn into the structure's growing area using fans before going through an evaporation process that distills saltwater
Janice Cantieri for National Geographic: Instead of trapping heat, these greenhouses are made with breathable, aluminum-coated cloth netting that reflects some of the sunlight, reducing inside temperatures.
McCain Foods is actively engaging with entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing agri-food technologies; the strategic investment in TruLeaf is in direct support of McCain Foods' innovation strategy.
Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment.
AP: The German Aerospace Center DLR, which coordinates the project, said Thursday that by May scientists hope to harvest 4-5 kilograms of fruit and vegetables a week.
Impossible Foods Announces $114 Million Convertible Note as Startup Prepares for Rapid Expansion in the US and Overseas
-Lead investors include Temasek and Sailing Capital -Food tech startup's $114 million convertible note brings total investments to nearly $400 million -Impossible Foods will launch its first international market later this month when the Impossible Burger debuts in Asia
Launch customer ISight RPV Services achieves transformative results during beta tests
The allure of container farming has introduced many new farmers to indoor agriculture. The portability and low fixed costs have expanded the possibilities for grow sites for many people. Industry players estimate that there are between 250 and 300 branded container farms in the world, with likely as many homegrown operations in existence.
The first project partners with industry to use robotics to aid farmers with mobility impairments. The Partnership for Innovation grant is a collaborative effort between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
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