5 Technologies Changing the Farming Industry

Farming is one of the oldest professions in the world. That's why it's easy to overlook the role innovative technologies play in agriculture if you're not involved in the industry.

LETTUS GROW SECURES 1 MILLION IN FUNDING TO BUILD THE FARMS OF THE FUTURE

LettUs Grow, creator of advanced aeroponic technology for indoor farms, announced today it has secured £1 million in funding to build world-leading indoor growing facilities, to help feed the growing global population.

The Water-Use Blues: Using Light To Enhance Crop Production

Fluence collaborates with University of Florida researchers to explore the impact of blue light on water-use efficiency.

LED Lighting for Indoor Agriculture

As used in commercial indoor growing, LED lighting technologies have been around less than ten years. LED lights are less understood than other types of grow lights, which have been studied for several decades.

Convert Your Hydroponic System to an Aquaponic System

As we rush towards a greener tomorrow, techniques that have been given to us by mother nature are being revived with modern methods. Aquaponics has a long way to go but both economically and environmentally speaking, this path with have many rewards.

Why Vertical Farming Won't Grow Without More Data

The Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) researches what the most optimal growing conditions are for indoor farming and how to produce the best crop yield while using the fewest amount of resources (e.g., water, electricity).

New Documentary Sponsored by Joyce Farms Educates Farmers on Lowering Costs and Improving Yields With Regenerative Methods

A Regenerative Secret, the newly released documentary sponsored by Joyce Farms, aims to build awareness for the transformative practice of regenerative agriculture, a method of farming that the company made standard practice on its farms in 2018.

What Roles Will AI And Machine Learning Have In Feeding The World?

Models and data analytics not only recap what is already occurring between water and plants across expansive rows of corn, they can actually predict what will come in the hours, days and weeks ahead.

#1 Article for 2018 - Growing with Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaponics

Because hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics do not use soil, they can be established indoors in locations that have cold, severe climates. These growing methods can also be used in localities that have poor, sandy soil.

Top Article for 2018 - Automating Agriculture: How Automation and Robotics Have Taken to the Fields

The technological advances in agriculture are not just to do with social media savvy cows - the global agricultural robots market was estimated to account for a market revenue of $2,927 million in 2016, but is expected to rocket to $11,050 million in 2023.

Top Article for 2018 - Effects of Extreme Weather on Farming

When extreme weather strikes, lives and livelihoods are ruined, and farms are altered. Scientists are utilizing the most modern supercomputers to generate higher resolutions with greatly enhanced forecasting skill to help farmers beat extreme weather.

What if Your Fertilizer Is Not Working as Expected?

According to the USDA, farmers spend a lot of money in AgInputs including fertilizers, crop protection and stimulant products but many of them do not work as expected, or even if they do, still 20 to 40% of the crop value is wasted because of different biological problems.

The Growth of Vertical Farms: A Case Study

Vertical farms, also called Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA), cant just be environmentally sustainable, they also need to be economically viable.

GV leads $90 million investment in Bowery to grow its indoor farming business

The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Agriculture Workforce Automation and Robots

Whether were talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors minds.

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