Progressive Grocer Hosts February 22nd Webinar with Zest Labs on Blockchain, Waste Reduction and Freshness Goals for 2018

2018 could be the most challenging year yet for the grocers, manufacturers and growers alike. New competitors, tighter margins, sustainability, food safety concerns and the evolving shopping habits of todays consumers are key challenges grocers need to successfully navigate this year.

Indoor Farming is "The Future of Agriculture"

Grow Pod Solutions is on the leading edge of one of the most significant changes in the history of world food production

U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty eyes rollout in China, Japan: CEO

Dominique Patton for Reuters: Ambitious U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty Inc is seeking urban sites for new farms in Chinese cities as part of a global drive to set up high-tech facilities growing organic vegetables in warehouses under banks of LED lights.

Sigma Agriscience acquires agricultural solutions company AM-AG

Houston based Sigma Agriscience provides innovative products and solutions to agriculture, nursery, orchard, turf, and landscape markets from all over the U.S. to Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

How The AgTech Investment Boom Will Create A Wave Of Agriculture Unicorns

Arama Kukutai & Spencer Maughan for Forbes: With indoor farming, disruptive retail, along with genome and microbial tech all vying for the big dollars, there is understandable angst for the "have nots" trying to attract capital to compete with the "have mores."

Motorleaf Reveals World's First Artificial Intelligence Powered Yield Prediction For Commercial Greenhouses

Motorleaf releases results of the world's first yield prediction, using artificial intelligence & machine learning technology to cut yield prediction error rates in half. Working with SunSelect, a leading commercial greenhouse, a new era of food production business management begins.

IoT Applications in Agriculture

The IoT agricultural applications are making it possible for ranchers and farmers to collect meaningful data. Large landowners and small farmers must understand the potential of IoT market for agriculture by installing smart technologies to increase competitiveness

Luminescent Solar Concentrators for Greenhouses

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.

The 2018 Commercial UAV Expo, Incorporating Drone World Expo, To Be Held In October In Las Vegas

North Americas leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, will bring together thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial drone industry

Ag Startup Inocucor Adds $9.5M for Microbes that Improve Yields, Soil

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.

Synagro to Highlight AllGro® Compost at COMPOST2018

AllGro Compost Builds Soil Health for Agricultural, Horticultural, Landscaping and Restoration Programs

Industry Focus: Sensors

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.

Why pink is the new green at this farm in Dubai

Sapna Dhanwani for News XPRESS: New research shows that plants dont 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.

MetaFarms Launches New Tech for Swine Producers

SOW ENTERPRISE modernizes record keeping from data capture to decision making

Engineers make wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

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."

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