A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space
These new gene-edited tomato plants look nothing like the long vines you might find growing in a backyard garden or in agricultural fields. The most notable feature is their bunched, compact fruit.
AeroFarms Announces Build-out of Largest Farm of its Kind in the World in Danville, Virginia
AeroFarms® to build state-of-the art indoor vertical farm to meet increasing consumer demands for more flavorful produce. Governor Northam Announces 92 New Jobs in Danville-Pittsylvania County.
LEDs Have a Growing Impact in Urban Farming
These days, urban dwellers not only want foods that are natural and pesticide-free, they want them grown close to home. They know the good taste and health benefits of fresh produce and realize these qualities do not improve with age.
Parking Garages Transform Urban Environments with Living Green Walls
Living green walls, such as those created by GSky Plant Systems, offer an exceptional solution to all of these concerns by improving parking garage aesthetics and environmental impact through the use of living plants in innovative designs.
Technology in Urban Agriculture Could Increase Real Estate Values
New York City alone has over 14,000 acres in prime rooftop real estate; it's no surprise rooftop farms are mushrooming all over the US. Chicago has 509 roofs which are now partially or fully covered with vegetation.
GardenSpace, a Smart Garden Robot that Waters, Monitors, and Protects Plants, Launches on Kickstarter
The GardenSpace camera sensor monitors health by determining how chlorophyll level, plant growth, and plant temperature change over time, and then sends precise information to the gardener via an accompanying app.
Sun Bandit Produces Solar Hot Water In Sub-Zero Temperatures to Heat Dwellings and Grow Fresh Produce North of the Arctic Circle
Freeze-Resistant Properties Allow Worlds First Certified PV-Powered Solar Water Heating System to Heat Water, Channel Stored Energy to Feed Radiant Wall and Floor Heating and Extend Growing Season for Hydroponically Produced Fresh Vegetables In Sub-Zero Temperatures
Aimed at Bringing Open-Source Farming to Consumers, Cool Idea! Award Grant Helps FarmBot Maintain Momentum
FarmBot is an open-source, small-scale farming machine that gives individuals the power to create a digital garden using a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Through their Cool Idea! Award, the product's designers leveraged Proto Labs' on-demand injection molding service to decrease production costs and increase quality at scale.
An Urban Farm Grows in Brooklyn
Melissa Fares for Reuters: For 12 months, farmers each get a 320-square-foot steel shipping container where they control the climate of their own farm. Under pink LED lights, they grow GMO-free greens all year round.
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Particularly small and cost-effective: Market launch of the uEye XLS cameras
Image processing opens up a wide range of possibilities for the automation of modern agriculture - but what to do when only a small budget is available? That is where the uEye XLS comes in. With the launch of these super-small industrial cameras, even price-sensitive applications and volume projects become feasible. Measuring just 29 x 29 x 7 mm, the compact cameras offer excellent imaging characteristics without excessive heat generation, making them a perfect fit for embedded vision applications in agricultural machinery and equipment. The industrial cameras comply with the vision standard and are available with Micro-B connectors and with or without C/CS or S-mount lens holders, further increasing their adaptability to different agricultural environments. Thanks to these features, the cameras offered by IDS Imaging Development Systems lower the barriers to entry and make it easier to explore the potential of vision technology to optimize agricultural processes.