By using extensive sensor networks for monitoring crops and growing systems, vertical farms can optimize their workflow by helping operators efficiently pinpoint problems. This would serve to reduce labor complexities and thus manpower required.
In this study, the influence of spectral conversion under UbiGro quantum dot (QD) luminescent greenhouse films on plant growth and fruit yield of strawberries grown during winter was investigated.
Researchers are using synchrotron light to literally peel back the onion on cell walls to help plants better withstand the stresses caused by climate change and disease.
It analyses recent challenges in the agriculture industry and how robotics and technology developments will change the business of agriculture, enabling ultra-precision farming, helping to mitigate the challenges, and maintaining sustainable developments.
Priva and Octinion combine robotic activities in Kompano: a leading technology company in horticultural robotics
The Dutch technology company Priva and the Belgian R&D group Octinion will merge their horticultural robotic activities under the Kompano flag.
A technological and market evaluation of the agricultural robotics industry including weeding robots, seeding robots, autonomous tractors, robotic implement carriers, robotic harvesting, agricultural drones, and milking robots
Fluence by OSRAM Reveals Multiyear Global Research Results on Broad-Spectrum Lighting Strategies for Cannabis and Food Crops
In partnership with leading scientific research institutions around the world, Fluence explores broad-spectrum white light performance in select crops, cultivars
Bowery Farming Unveils Farm X, New Innovation Hub for Plant Science and Home to the First-Ever On-Site Breeding Program for a Vertical Farming Company
One of the Largest and Most Sophisticated Vertical Farming R&D Facilities in the World, Farm X Expands Bowery's R&D Capacity by Nearly 300%
Vertical Farming on the Rise: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and 80 Acres Farms Enter Research Agreement
80 Acres Farms enters into master research agreement with the Experiment Station at The University of Arkansas with scientists to propose collaborative vertical farming research projects aimed to advance the science of vertical farming
An ongoing argument within the industry is a question of size - is it better to focus on building a large, highly automated plant factory to minimize production costs, or is a small, more flexible approach the best way to set up a vertical farm?
Other factors driving the market include growing urban population, and reduced environmental pollution. However, high initial investment and crop production of limited varieties restrict the growth of vertical farming market.
Seeing, localising, and taking plant-specific intelligent action are no longer the exclusive realm of humans. Machines have demonstrated the technical viability and the emphasis has long shifted to the finer details of ROI, reliability, business model, etc.
By carefully tailoring the environment to the exact requirements of the crop, such as through using LED lighting to produce the exact light spectrum needed for optimal photosynthesis, it is possible to obtain yields hundreds of times higher than traditional agriculture.
AeroFarms® to build world's largest R&D Indoor Vertical Farm in Abu Dhabi as part of USD $100 million AgTech investment by Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
The farm will be dedicated to state-of-the-art R&D and commercialization of relevant local crops utilizing AeroFarms' expertise and proprietary indoor vertical farming technology that uses up to 95% less water and zero pesticides vs. traditional field farming.
The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and this month's survey was conducted from April 19-24, 2020.
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