Robotic technology is quietly transforming the world of agriculture. In this article, we describe how this market will plausibly grow to become a $45Bn industry by 2038. We will also demonstrate how diverse this emerging industry is in terms of forms, functions and fortunes.
With cash corn fetching a measly $2.85/bushel in our area early this winter, every percentage point of moisture that needs to be removed from the crop has a financial impact equivalent to a yield loss of about 1.75%.
FoodTank: From seed to table, a revolution in technology that prioritizes robotics and automation is on the cusp of transforming the work required to produce, transport, sell, and serve food.
Iowa technology firm's revolutionary AutoCart® software application opens new doors for automation in agriculture to "enable perfect operation of equipment"
Smart Cannabis Corp. Gets Green Light to Publish its SMARTAPP Agriculture Automation App in Apple App Store
Enabling their clients to grow more efficiently with this app will result in a greater return on investment, making Next Generation Farming an essential all-around agritech solution for farmers.
REBEL includes everything a farmer needs in one package to bring the latest innovations in autosteering to the equipment they already own, at a price that gives payback in the first season.
Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual competition, of which 50 of the best products are judged by a panel of international engineering experts as being the best to advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
naugural Event Hosted by Tech Alpharetta in Partnership with the City of Alpharetta; Will Showcase Region's Impact on the Future of Ag
Gina Belli for Pay Scale: There aren't enough young farmers in this new generation to replace the ones who are retiring. But, the shift could "contribute to the growth of the local food movement and could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape"
The new 1,200 square-foot farm uses hydroponics (growing plants in a water-based nutrient solution, instead of soil) and efficient new LED lights to grow rare produce in a controlled environment, year-round.
Pranbihanga Borpuzari for ET Online: A robotic arm uses these coordinates to pick the cotton and the arm, then uses a vacuum for precision picking of cotton and avoids picking any other contaminant.
Gabe Blanchet, Co-Founder, CEO of Grove via The Spoon: While today's indoor farming owes a whole lot to the cannabis, NASA and greenhouse research, my focus in this piece is on the formative impact pot growers had on this industry.
Introducing GrowDirector, the First Automated Home Growing Controller for All Home-Growing Needs; Launches on Indiegogo Nov. 28
First-of-its-kind device allows home growers at any skill level to control and manage their operations from all-in-one unit
Shelby Rogers for Interesting Engineering: Plantagon could help solve food shortages around the world and save 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from traditional farming methods.
Matt Simon for Wired: The company is developing machine learning algorithms that will automatically detect diseased plants and kick them out of the system before the sickness spreads. Underdeveloped plants would also get the boot.
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