Automation and Sensors in Hybrid Greenhouses

Data accumulation and analysis is a key to the success of the Solaris model. Both inside and outside of the facility there are almost 100 different sensors which guide the various processes of cooling, heating, lighting etc.

The Rise of Vertical Farming

It is estimated that one acre of vertical farming offers the equivalent production of at least four to six acres using conventional outdoor methods.

Urban Agriculture and NYC Agtech Week

NYC AgTech Week is the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by the leaders of the industry themselves.

Let There Be Light

What if I told you that your canopy wasn't as effective as it could be? What if you couldn't see it, but each day so many photons that we can't even quantify them, were going from your roof or your lights right through to the ground.

Drone Farming Market Outlook

The agricultural drones market is projected to grow at nearly 40% in the coming years to reach a value of USD 4.8 billion by 2024.

The Future of AI in Agriculture

AI will be key in solving one of the biggest puzzles facing humanity - feeding our growing population in the face of over-population and climate change.

The Age of Autonomy: Robotic Solutions for the Horticulture Industry

We call our hero BigTop, an autonomous, mobile robot with the ability to move 250 pots an hour and have a run time of 16 hours on interchangeable batteries.

Case Study: Off-Grid Aquaponics and Sustainability Program

On April 20, 2019, Everglades University's AquaGrove system was brought to the next level of efficiency and sustainability with the addition of a dual - grow bed and solar power with battery backup.

What's Really at Risk When Your Farm Isn't Recall-Ready?

Too many growers don't have Standard Operating Procedures in place for even the most recognized audits to come out of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) - GAP, HACCP and SQF among them.

AgTech Software Solutions Aren't One-Size-Fits-All

The way we grow is changing and so are the tools we need to be successful. Here are a few recommendations from some of the farms that I've seen are doing it right.

Control VPD and Rule the Greenhouse

I'd like to talk about the most important part of VPD namely, how it impacts your production and how can you manipulate it to increase your sales. Notice I didn't say increase production, because if you do things correctly it's not the pounds of harvest the matters.

Visit the Farm Science Review Trade Show

At the FSR, research scientists, academia and industry come together to impart their knowledge with people all over Ohio, across the country and around the world. The object of the show is to create a more sustainable world.

Husky UGV Turns Over a New Leaf

The modern-day desire for efficiency through automation has spread its way into every industry. Even in the agriculture sector, unmanned ground vehicles are being considered to supplement work with crops and improve farm management.

Using Data to Drive Orchard Automation

The world's first mango auto-harvester was presented at the recent Australian Mango conference in Darwin, while the first commercial robotic apple harvester is already in use in New Zealand.

How Governments Are Using AgTech For Better Insurance

With the emergence of agtech start-ups that rely on specific tech-led innovation within the insurance value chain, it has helped expedite the speed with which farmers receive necessary reimbursements and support.

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