The early investigation of capital investment, operational cost, potential rebates, maintenance costs, potential yields, and product quality should all be topics of discussion before determining a direction forward.
Several companies have proven they can successfully grow various crops indoors with exceptional yields, but few of them are operating with a positive cash flow without continued investments.
We should not see Vertical Farming as a trend, but as a serious technology to be deployed to face those food challenges. This means first building a feasible business case with our client.
Planning, equipment maintenance, and market research are all vital aspects to increasing your odds of a worthwhile harvest. Let's take a look at tactics you can use to begin preparing for the 2023 commercial agriculture growing season.
The challenge for commercial greenhouse operators is that they are often large and complex systems that require multiple processes to function harmoniously. Reliability and consistency are imperative here.
Food safety is the single most important part of what we do as food growers. BrightFarms has demonstrated its leadership in this space by transparently tackling challenges and charting a path forward.
Kellogg Company and NewEdge Inc: Why Innovation and R&D Must Drive Global Food System Transformation
To sustainably feed the world's growing population, we must embrace the next agricultural revolution and find new ways to innovate our food system.
When owners and head growers first start thinking about building a new commercial grow facility, often the first thing on their minds is profitability-how do we differentiate our product and outperform the competition with better plant quality and higher yields?
Managing the cash flow needed to yield a successful crop can be challenging. Gains are greatest when agronomic and economic benefits of input purchases are considered and revisited throughout the crop year.
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.
Price instability has sent shock-waves through the CEA community, with a few even questioning its viability. But we don't think this is the end, far from it. This could be the driving force for changes akin those seen after the 1970's twin oil shocks.
Agriculture is BIG Business. Despite its obvious importance in our lives, most of us are unaware of the actual size of agriculture as a market by itself - currently, a $9 trillion market employing about 27 percent of the world's population.
To reap all the benefits of the new wave of innovation, there needs to be collaboration between governments, big corporations, small and large farmers, landowners, and technology companies.
The future of farming is driven by technology. In this article, Priva's General Manager Middle East, Giovanni Angiolini, explores how the adoption of AgriTech can help achieve food security and self-sufficiency goals in 2022 and beyond.
If you're a grower who's concerned about the ongoing surge in energy prices, switching to LED lighting is a simple step you can take to mitigate against rising costs in the meantime.
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Budget-friendly cameras can be considered an important growth driver for automation. IDS Imaging Development Systems has developed several camera families for this purpose, which are available with different resolutions, housings and lens mounts in order to optimize the development of machine vision projects. IDS' low-cost cameras of the uEye XLE, XCP and XLS series are, like all IDS cameras, characterized by "quality made in Germany", user-friendliness and long availability. The models are equipped with the basic functions for high-quality, industry-standard image evaluation and avoid unnecessary over-engineering. Furthermore, their small size makes them well-suited for embedded vision applications. One of the latest additions: a 20 MP onsemi sensor that makes it easy do discover tiny details.