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.

XAG Suggests Drones Could Outsmart Locust Swarms at Night

As African countries are getting prepared for the imminent locust crisis, the smart agtech company XAG has proposed that agricultural drones, through more targeted night spraying application, can strongly support the current ground and aerial control measures.

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.

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.

American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site

A seminal milestone in the drone industry, American Robotics now meets the safety requirements needed to make drones scalable for widespread commercial use.

Use of Biosensors in the Poultry Industry?

A biosensor is an analytical device that can be used for the detection of target analytes. It consists of a transducing device (transforms a biochemical signal into a measurable signal) and a biological element, such as enzyme, antibody etc., which is immobilized.

Auburn University researcher studying poultry wastewater as way to irrigate crops

As freshwater supplies become increasingly limited and the world's population continues to grow, Auburn University College of Agriculture researchers are working on ways to find and utilize alternative water resources for irrigating crops.

How Big Data Can Manage Smart Farming

Farming has never been an exact science. Nature is unpredictable and oftentimes unforgiving. Even the slightest changes to weather patterns and temperature can decimate whole fields if they're not harvested in time.

The One Thing You're Probably Overlooking in Your Greenhouse

The cost of natural sunlight is an important thing for producers to understand because there is an economic value that they should be placing on sunlight. It's one of the main inputs to production!

Edible Garden® Announces Acquisition Of Piqua, OH Greenhouse And Facility

The Piqua Facility Will Further Complement Edible Garden's Flagship Greenhouse and Corporate Headquarters to Meet Mid-Western Produce Demand

S-5-PVKIT®2.0 & S-5-S Mini - KC Bailey Orchards Case Study

The Bailey's goal is to integrate a vertically holistic approach to fruit growing and operating their orchard utilizing sustainable materials and renewable energy sources, thereby reducing their carbon footprint and working towards their goal of running a net-zero farm.

Technology Beats Humans at Growing Strawberries at Greenhouses in Pinduoduo Smart Agriculture Competition

The four technology teams, which employed data analysis, intelligent sensors and greenhouse automation, produced an average of 6.86 kilograms of strawberries, or 196% more than the 2.32 kilograms average for the three teams of traditional growers.

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.

5 Innovative Agritech For Small Farms

With agritech, farmers are able to better understand their crops at a smaller scale, conserve resources, and reduce environmental impacts. And now, this technology has blended into smaller farms and producers.

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