Philips horticulture LED solutions and Hoogendoorn Growth Management collaborate to unlock the full potential of intelligent lighting in vertical farming

This will facilitate an easier integration of lighting into Hoogendoorn's IIVO Vertical climate computer and pave the way for autonomous optimization in growing crops in closed environments.

Disease in the field: The dilemma of choosing between fast and accurate tests

Drought, severe weather, fire - they all reduce yields, but disease is far and away the biggest barrier to achieving a more bountiful harvest. Worldwide, plant diseases and pests account for up to 40% of the yield losses in key crops.

How AI Is Used for Crop Disease Diagnosis

Incorporating AI is one of the most effective ways to tackle a top farming fear - crop disease. How is the tech capable of accurately diagnosing sick crops?

Every week is harvest season in Western-designed hybrid farm

The year-round farming system, as conceived, can be attached to retail locations like grocery stores to provide zero-mile food supply, nearly anywhere in Canada.

Managing a busy multi-point wireless network

Here Matthew Youngs, marketing manager at wireless telemetry specialist Mantracourt, shares some advice on how to manage traffic on a busy wireless network.

Fluence Drives Improved Yields with Cannabis Cultivator Clade9

In the first grow cycle since installing Fluence's RAPTR LED light fixtures, California-based specialty grower Clade9 experienced 70% higher yields while maintaining product quality

Emerging Solutions for 5 Persistent Agricultural Equipment Issues

Agricultural equipment has come a long way over the industry's history, but machine-related problems remain prominent. Addressing these issues is becoming increasingly crucial as a growing population demands higher farm productivity.

How to Secure Your Farm Surveillance Cameras

The presence of surveillance cameras may often be enough to deter potential crime. However, these systems also need protection from both physical threats and cyberattacks.

FIELDS AND THE SUN: AGRICULTURAL PV, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ENERGY AND THE FARMING INDUSTRY

Shading and wind protection provided by solar panels reduces evaporation, and innovative solar panels have been developed that also collect rainwater for irrigation. This can benefit farming operations by boosting their resilience against crop failure.

Purdue-USDA team develops fast-track process for genetic improvement of plant traits

The Purdue-USDA team sought to build a resource that learns, from large amounts of publicly available data, to quickly identify what special genes called transcription factors regulate the expression of a given trait in various plant species.

Impossible Foods Kicks Off First Major Marketing Campaign Featuring New Brand Identity

The new work aims to reframe "meat" by introducing Impossible meat from plants as another delicious, nutrient-dense option that's better for the planet

Gene seekers discover atypical genes that control multiple valuable soybean traits

Using relatives of wild soybean, scientists can use gene-editing methods to modify genes that create new varieties more suitable for agricultural production

Autonomous Flying in a Swarm BionicBee - ultralight flying object with precise control

With the BionicBee, the Bionic Learning Network has now for the first time developed a flying object that can fly in large numbers and completely autonomously in a swarm. The BionicBee will present its first flight show at the Hannover Messe 2024.

Mars Snacking and Unreasonable Group Announce Unreasonable Food™ Year 1 Venture Cohort Aiming to Redefine the Future of Sustainable Food

Mars and Unreasonable Group collaboration will work together with fifteen rapid growth ventures across five continents in the first year, supporting sustainability and Net Zero by 2050.

Oregon's Market of Choice Invests in a More Resilient Local Food Economy in the Face of Climate Change

Dry farmers try to select a site with deep soil and good water-holding characteristics and then utilize a suite of practices to conserve soil moisture for crop growth.

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