Selecting the most suitable energy source, like biogas, is critical. With the right system in place, farmers can benefit from a powerful and cost-effective fuel supply to run a multitude of operations, no matter how energy-intensive their processes may be.
COVID-19 is forcing the agriculture industry to re-examine long-held practices and bringing new regulations for safety. Farms that made the move to digital are better equipped to efficiently communicate and work with their labor force, but it's not too late to catch up.
By removing LED drivers from individual light fixtures, the new MegaDrive™ eliminates the need for electrical power connections throughout the greenhouse or grow room while significantly reducing up-front costs.
BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.
BrightFarms currently distributes its products to more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. and expects to expand its distribution to more than 15,000 stores by 2025
Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are also responsible for producing more than 90 per cent of global palm oil, which consequently causes 27 million tonnes of waste per annum from fruit bunches (EFBs), fibres, shells and liquid effluent.
One company iUNU, has a system that uses AI to help with early pest detection. The system "learns" what healthy crops and plants look like, recognizes when anomalies occur, and then sends an alert when something is amiss.
Rise Gardens Secures Investment from Amazon Alexa Fund to Help Bring the Best of Indoor Farming to the Consumer Market
Extension of seed financing enables Rise Gardens to expand reach and offerings for popular indoor garden system that enables people to grow their own food year-round
There are ways to improve the carbon efficiency of plants, while increasing production. By making use of diversified cropping systems growers can reduce the carbon footprint up to 300 %.
The emerging solutions will help to improve crop yield and quality; optimize production efficiency and costs; reduce waste and carbon emissions from agricultural operations; further enhance food safety and security; and strengthen overall farm management.
Colleges around the country have found a way to add new educational programs while becoming more sustainable: Container farms. These farms are made from repurposed shipping containers and allow students and faculty to grow food all year long, without any soil.
Carrier and AWS Collaborate to Transform How Food, Medicine, Vaccines, and Other Perishable Goods Are Moved and Monitored Globally
Carrier's new Lynx digital platform will provide customers with greater connectivity, visibility, and intelligence across the cold chain to improve safe transport of temperature-controlled items
With advancements in satellite technology, imagery can be taken from peak biomass to create a zone map based on how the crop performs out in the field. These maps generally look very close to how the yield map will look after harvest.
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?
To optimize its automation infrastructure, the farm required an advanced control network to monitor the anaerobic digestion process and maximize productivity. CC-Link IE Field provided the right solution.
The agricultural sector is undergoing significant changes and is modernising. To take the strain off farmers, many robots are being developed to automate tasks. What specific technical characteristics should ag machinery manufacturers take into account to assist farmers?
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