More Farmers Considering Drone Use
Hoosier Ag Today: A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they would opt for a third-party entity to fly drones.
Trimble Launches New Agriculture Software Platform
Software Platform Will Help Farmers, Crop Advisors, Ag Retailers and Food Processors Drive Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability
Japanese Firm To Open World's First Robot-run Farm
Spread , a vegetable producer, said industrialÂ robotsÂ would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands of lettuces it produces each day at its vast indoor farm in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture, starting from mid-2017. The robots will do everything from re-planting young seedlings to watering, trimming and harvesting crops. The innovation will boost production from 21,000 lettuces a day to 50,000 a day, the firm said, adding that it planned to raise that figure to half a million lettuces daily within five years. "The seeds will still be planted by humans, but every other step, from the transplanting of young seedlings to larger spaces as they grow to harvesting the lettuces, will be done automatically," said JJ Price, Spreads global marketing manager. The new farm - an extension of its existing Kameoka farm - will improve efficiency and reduce labour costs by about half. The use of LED lighting means energy costs will be slashed by almost a third, and about 98% of the water needed to grow the crops will be recycled. The farm, measuring about 4,400 sq metres, will have floor-to-ceiling shelves where the produce is grown... ( cont'd )
Naturipe Farms challenges developers to invent the next generation automated blueberry harvesting system
A total of $250,000 USD in prize money to be awarded for a successful device or method that optimizes the quality and condition of harvested FRESH blueberries
AgBot 2016 Powers $50,000 Grant for Grizzly RUV
Although farming has become mechanized, the evolution of agricultural techniques to include unmanned robots provides a unique opportunity.
AgTechTalk Owner Chad Colby Joins 2015 Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board
Colby to provide insight on UAV technology as a tool for agriculture industry as an Advisory Board member for SPAR Point Group's 2015 Commercial UAV Expo
Trimble Launches NextSwath End-of-Row Turn Technology to Improve Operator Performance and Crop Yield for Agriculture
This efficient and consistent end-of-row turning saves time and increases productivity
Western Growers Steps Up to Advance Ag Technology: Will Join Forces with SVG Partners
Becomes Strategic Partner of Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit
Harvest CROO Robotics Develops Strawberry Picker, the Latest Solution in Agricultural Robotics
Harvest CROO Robotics is developing and beginning to test an automated strawberry picker which will save strawberry growers time and money and revolutionize the way strawberries are harvested.
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RAYN Growing Systems Fotono LED Luminaire
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