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.
Bayer, Microsoft Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Optimize and Advance Digital Capabilities for Food, Feed, Fuel, Fiber Value Chain
Bayer agronomic expertise and leading digital farming platform, combined with Microsoft Azure, form the foundation for new digital solutions to advance agriculture and adjacent industries
87% of US agriculture businesses are currently using AI technologies, up from 74% at this time last year, according to new research released today.
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
The list recognizes companies across the globe successfully seeking ways to increase and improve sustainable agricultural productivity practices, including best practices in robotics and automation, indoor vertical farming and livestock wearable sensors.
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.
Digi-Key, Seeed Studio and Machinechat Introduce Industry's First Private LoRaWAN-in-a-Box Solutions
The first LoRaWAN-in-a-Box solution is focused on rapid deployment of smart agriculture and precision farming projects.
Startup Innovators 3Bar Biologics Inc., Paragon Pure and Great Wrap Take Top Honors at FoodBytes! Pitch 2021
Winners recognized for breakthrough solutions in regenerative agriculture, plant-based ingredients, and household product plastic reduction, during the platform's virtual pitch competition
Now, as we begin to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, expectations remain for these technological shifts to persist. Here are the most important agtech trends to watch in 2022 and beyond.
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.
As a partial subsidiary of Polaris Energy Services, Gridtractor's intelligent energy management and vehicle grid integration services will help farms transition to a zero-emission, electrified future, starting with first customer Terranova Ranch.
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.
Grover is a durable, hygienic and highly capable autonomous mobile robot that allows Iron Ox to save water, land and energy - while predicting and responding in real time to local consumer demand.
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.
Drawing a parallel to our lives, the world of Food and Agriculture has major villains too. Ensuring food security for 9 billion people around the world in a few years, is a challenge. Handling climate change and high volatility in crop production is a challenge.
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Artificial intelligence can be used, for example, to classify fruit varieties or to identify damaged parts, e.g. apples with marks or color deviations. To cover all possible variances with classical image processing would be very time-consuming and costly. With artificial intelligence, however, these challenges can be solved in no time at all. IDS NXT ocean is a user-friendly all-one-one system which requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming. Only sample images and knowledge on how to evaluate them (e.g. "good apples" / "bad apples") are needed. This makes the start into AI-based image processing particularly easy. Camera hardware, software, infrastructure and support come from a single company. For beginners, IDS offer the IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit, which includes all components and workflows to create, train and run a neural net.