Shaped like a pane of glass, a luminescent solar concentrator is typically transparent, but contains a luminescent dye that absorbs light within a particular spectral range, then re-emits the light at a different wavelength.
Frank Vinluan for Xconomy: When applied to plant seeds or on farm fields, or used in indoor growing operations, the company says these products can help improve crop yields, shorten growing periods, and help form healthier and more resilient soil.
While there has been significant growth in the agricultural sensors industry, there is still a lot more to be done. As of now, sensors contribute to just a part of the precision farming industry.
Sapna Dhanwani for News XPRESS: New research shows that plants don't necessarily need the whole spectrum of ROYGBV lights. According to scientists, pink light - a combination of red and blue wave lengths -- is all that they really need to grow.
The tool making these water measurements possible is a tiny graphene sensor that can be taped to plants - researchers have dubbed it a "plant tattoo sensor."
Desiree Kaplan for GreenMatters: Basically, the robot is towed behind a tractor and uses its cameras to automatically identify, target, and destroy weeds with nearly perfect accuracy.
Use of Renewable energy sources in agriculture production process not only will solve problems of energy and water scarcity but will ensure food security and enhance sustainable agriculture in Pakistan.
Aditi Roy for CNBC: Kimbal Musk has an accelerator, Square Roots, that teaches millennials how to farm out of a shipping container in Brooklyn. Musk says today's millennial farmers are trying to make a difference in how food is produced.
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (or NDVI) has been used for the past 40 years as the go-to method of assessing plant health. As you may know, healthy plants reflect light differently than unhealthy ones.
Hopefully, as confidence grows in our ability to forecast weather and soil conditions, much value will be extracted for more efficient operations, higher yields, and better environmental stewardship.
2017 - Most Popular Article - How do drones help farmers? They increase yields, save time, increase return on investment, are easy to use, crop health imaging, water efficiency and other environmental benefits. Look to the sky.
Brian Blum for Israel21c: Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies has one technology to stabilize plant root temps and another to irrigate farms with dew condensation.
Second Generation Growlink Environment Controllers Introduce New Remote Sensor Module with Additional Light and VPD Readings
All three models include the new Wireless ESM1 Environment Sensor Module, a shielded device designed to hang in the canopy that measures temperature, humidity, VPD, light and CO2.
Grow Pod Solutions has developed the world's most advanced growing pods. Their container farms are fully automated, and feature innovations such as greenhouse control software, Bipolar Ionization, automatic dosing, fertigation scheduling and full-time surveillance.
Vertical farms integrated into urban environments do not only decrease the pressure of cities on rural areas, but they will provide sustainable local solutions to a large variety of issues such as urban wastewater management and valorization of urban solid organic waste.
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