Green Walls for Fighting Climate Change

All around the world, urban planners are looking for solutions for green architecture and infrastructure. To meet the ecological challenges, the Gartenheim housing association researched for eight years to develop an advanced vertical greening system - driven by maxon.

What Went Right in 2020? 24 Billion Things

2020 was an unusual year, to say the least. We all faced unprecedented challenges. But behind every one, we also witnessed incredible resilience, ingenuity and creativity. This is particularly true in agriculture.

Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry and Optimize Workforce Efficiency and Safety

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Electrification Technology Streamline Harvesting of Specialty Crops and Increase Production Efficiency by Up to 30 Percent with Improved Working Conditions

Smart Solutions Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

As farmers learn to adapt to a changing climate, the industry must also reduce its own carbon intensity by 2030 in alignment with the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

VERTICAL FARMING AT A CROSSROADS AS PANDEMIC SHIFTS FOCUS TO FRESH PRODUCE

Getting the right business model to balance resource usage with socio-economic conditions is crucial to capturing new markets, speakers to discuss at Agri-TechE event 25th February 2021

Urban Farming Spotlight: Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District

The district has been producing food with conventional methods since the 1990s. But now, it's being expanded to integrate vertical farming systems, research and public outreach.

Fifth Season Expands To More Than 75 Giant Eagle And Market District Locations In Two States

Fifth Season selected for its differentiated end-to-end model of robotic-based vertical farming; major distribution expansion brings the freshest-available produce to consumers across Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh

How Hydroponics May Be Essential for Urban Agriculture

Moving farming from vast expanses of land to urban settings sounds like no easy feat. How can enough plants grow to feed large populations in a limited space? Instead of taking down skyscrapers, urban farmers use their vertical nature to their advantage.

Developing and Improving Productivity in Vertical Farms

Dr Antony Dodd's research into the plant circadian clock had found that optimising growing conditions to match the clock resulted in plants that contained more chlorophyll, allowing them to convert more of the available light into biomass and grow faster.

Integrating Big Data Analytics Into Farm Management

By creating opportunities for intimate management of large operations without needing the traditional manpower and time investment, almost all processes from yield projection to harvest can be improved with the application of Big Data Analysis to farm management.

Sun to Table: SMA inverter harvesting energy at Just A Few Acres Farm for 12 years

The array at Just A Few Acres features thirty-six, 170-watt panels, amounting to a cumulative 6.2 kilowatt capacity. The panels are framed by three poles that can be manually tilted throughout the year to accommodate for seasonal changes in the sun's position.

How COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Do Business

Some of the effects of this pandemic on how we work, live and interact with each other are likely to last much longer than the pandemic itself. I thought it useful to list some of the effects we're likely to experience in ag retail & agronomy.

Readers Choice 2020: Space to Grow, or Grow in Space - How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

Readers Choice 2020: Age Of Agriculture Robots: Fruit-Picking Robots And Drones To Take Over Farms

What's more, from shepherding to nursery planting, robots have already made their way into the agriculture industry. The death of skilled labor is another factor that propels the demand for agricultural robots.

Digital Farming in Organic Agriculture

In 2015, the Government of India had inaugurated the Digital India Movement to transition India's public service sector into the digital front. Farming is a colossal work vertical with a GDP portion of 14% and holds a vital spot in this mission for digitization.

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