Tech Innovations Protecting the Agriculture Industry from Invasive Species

Invasive species pose a major threat to this industry because they can quickly redefine entire ecosystems. Many companies are developing tech solutions to eliminate invasive species and protect yields.

AgriCapture doubles Soil Enrichment Project; Expands to over 110,000 acres of regenerative farmland

AgriCapture is expanding its growing Soil Enrichment Project to enable more farmers to receive premium payments for their climate-friendly practices. Since its launch, the project has more than doubled in size, with over 110,000 acres of regenerative farmland enrolled.

Lighting Uniformity in Horticulture

Lighting uniformity in architecture has been a topic of interest for at least seventy years (e.g., IES 1947), where the goal is to encompass the range of illuminance values measured at an array of positions on a horizontal plane, all in a single metric.

Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

To optimize wear and friction values, shaft and bearing materials that work together harmoniously are crucial. The interdependence of material pairs constitutes a major challenge for bearing and shaft manufacturers.

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success, Says IDTechEx

While growing crops in the center of a city may seem ideal, the reality is that this may be counterproductive. Obtaining and maintaining such a location is expensive and can contribute significantly to the operating expenditure of a vertical farm.

The Smart Future of Agriculture

Smart farming uses modern technologies to increase the efficiency of agriculture, to use all resources more sparingly, to relieve people from monotonous work and to produce higher yields.

Driving a Revolution in Irish Agriculture - Micromotors Power Efficient and Sustainable Farming

Not only is Ireland at the forefront of technology development, but also its adoption. The Ifac Irish Farm Report 2022 reveals that over 80 per cent of Irish farmers now use some form of AgriTech to accelerate operations.

The World of Future Farming and Artificial Intelligence

The marriage of AI and agriculture is real and it is promising. Now, more than ever, it appears that the future of farming may well lie in artificial intelligence technologies.

New Air Source Heat Pumps provide energy efficient heating for garden centre whilst reducing CO2 emissions

Three new Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) have been installed at the Perrywood Tiptree garden centre in Essex, providing a much more energy-efficient heating solution than the old oil-fired boiler system previously used.

How AI Driven Pest Monitoring Can Benefit Organic Farmers

When it comes to certified organic systems, pest monitoring and management is paramount to a successful operation. Unlike traditional farms that have access to a bevy of specialized pesticides that can typically be utilized as needed, organic farmers aren't so fortunate.

Controlled Environment Agriculture: A Fertile Landscape for Robot Suppliers

A number of vendors were displaying robotic solutions at Greentech this year. These solutions ranged from newly introduced mobile harvesting robots, to more traditional stationary robots used for processes like transplanting, grading, and sorting.

The Tale of Two Cold-Storage Warehouses: Automating Aurora Organic Dairy

How a leading dairy producer used Westfalia AS/RS to streamline processes in two locations, helping deliver a higher quality product to its customers.

INFARM STARTS OPERATING ONE OF EUROPE'S LARGEST VERTICAL FARMING FACILITIES IN BEDFORD. POTENTIAL TO SERVE 90% OF THE UK POPULATION

This is Infarm's first high-capacity Growing Centre in the UK, the facility measures 10,000 sqm and can feature up to 40 Infarm cloud-connected farming units, each standing 10 metres high. Each unit can grow more than 500,000 plants per year.

We Cannot Reduce Cost of Electricity, So We Learn How to Make Best Use of Energy

Part of this is to maximize the plant density per square meter, which means more and more plants can benefit from the same kilowatts sent to the LED lamps. We also use software to make better predictions on the amount that needs to be harvested so that there is zero waste.

The Potential for Using Smartphones for Soil Nutrient Testing

Healthy soil functions as a living organism and is incredibly complex. Details like soil pH, moisture content and mycorrhizae levels affect how plants grow. Many farmers use soil tests to help them understand what's going on underground and supplement their crops.

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