3 Companies Solving the Mystery of Profit

Profit. The math is simple on paper if you're running a lemonade stand. But a globally connected business, like a farm, is another matter. For decades, farmers have contended with fluctuating prices of inputs, operational costs, labor and more.

NASA Research Launches a New Generation of Indoor Farming

NASA has been working for decades to tackle food production both on Earth and in space. Feeding astronauts during long-term space exploration means stretching resources to grow plants in space - including minimizing water use and energy consumption and eliminating soil.

Autonomous weeding and its future in Agriculture

The demand for LaserWeeders is enormous. We are just getting started on our mission to help farmers reduce chemical use, minimize tilling, and overcome labor challenges associated with conventional weed control methods.

Improve Profitability by Optimizing the Use of Fertilizer

One of the biggest obstacles to profitability in the agriculture industry is knowing how much fertilizer to use. If farmers don't use enough, yields will be low, and profitability will suffer.

Overcoming Obstacles in Starting an Indoor Farm

Localizing the supply chain is a global problem and AgTech companies are getting pretty good at solving some of these issues. We feel like there is some pretty good collaboration amongst our partnerships.

Adaptive Swarm Robotics Could Revolutionize Smart Agriculture

The multidisciplinary research team believes that by utilizing swarm robotics to reduce soil compaction and working to avoid herbicide-resistant weeds through nonchemical methods of control, significant ecological and environmental benefits can be achieved.

Switching Up Indoors - Why Growers World-wide Are Upgrading to LEDs

52% of commercial growers reported using LEDs as of 2020-an increase from 25% in 2016. This trend is expected to continue in the next decade. The sharp rise in LED-use among commercial growers is really two-fold: energy savings and complete optimization.

Oppy Ups the Ante With First Vertical Farming Partnership

The team at UP Vertical Farms has spent the last several years researching and developing the latest technology to grow crops at 350 times the yield of conventional farming

Automation for Sustainable Development

Science and technology go hand-in-hand in solving the world's problems and robotics and automation are the latest innovations set to tackle one of our biggest issues - poverty.

The Importance of DLI and Light Quality

Different plants require a different amount of light for healthy crop production. High-light crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers require a high Daily Light Integral (DLI). Both their quality and yield depend on them getting enough light throughout the day.

Predicting Future Changes in Water Quality

When Dublin City University (DCU) Water Institute was developing its new mobile lab technology to help predict future changes in water quality, it turned to precision drive and motor specialist, maxon for help.

Whole Foods Market Reveals Top 10 Food Trends for 2022

Each year, a Trends Council of more than 50 Whole Foods Market team members, including local foragers, regional and global buyers, and culinary experts compile trend predictions based on decades of experience and expertise.

Choosing the Right LEDs for Your Greenhouse

Plants respond differently to various spectra so choosing the best LEDs for you will depend on your specific cultivation goals and crops, location and climate, and several other key considerations.

Increase Yield While Reducing Costs and Minimizing the Environmental Footprint

At the core of the Watsons' success has been a proactive approach to seek out and adopt new technologies that support their farming and environmental philosophy.

Motorized Pruning Shears Make Quick Work for Vineyards

Electric shears are connected to the battery which is normally fastened onto the wine growers belt with a short cable while the electrical motors are integrated into the shear's handles and apply the necessary force.

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