Gina Belli for Pay Scale: There aren't enough young farmers in this new generation to replace the ones who are retiring. But, the shift could "contribute to the growth of the local food movement and could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape"
The new 1,200 square-foot farm uses hydroponics (growing plants in a water-based nutrient solution, instead of soil) and efficient new LED lights to grow rare produce in a controlled environment, year-round.
Pranbihanga Borpuzari for ET Online: A robotic arm uses these coordinates to pick the cotton and the arm, then uses a vacuum for precision picking of cotton and avoids picking any other contaminant.
Gabe Blanchet, Co-Founder, CEO of Grove via The Spoon: While today's indoor farming owes a whole lot to the cannabis, NASA and greenhouse research, my focus in this piece is on the formative impact pot growers had on this industry.
Introducing GrowDirector, the First Automated Home Growing Controller for All Home-Growing Needs; Launches on Indiegogo Nov. 28
First-of-its-kind device allows home growers at any skill level to control and manage their operations from all-in-one unit
Shelby Rogers for Interesting Engineering: Plantagon could help solve food shortages around the world and save 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from traditional farming methods.
Matt Simon for Wired: The company is developing machine learning algorithms that will automatically detect diseased plants and kick them out of the system before the sickness spreads. Underdeveloped plants would also get the boot.
"Winning these significant awards is a testament to our continued commitment to deliver high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world"
Jody Helmer for Civil Eats: Vertical farms allow food banks to grow their own produce with high-tech systems in an effort to fight food insecurity year-round.
As harvest winds down - mobile app ramps up
Vantage Distributors Provide Farmers with Simplified, Integrated Precision Ag Solutions that Increase Farm Efficiencies and Productivity
Company Announces First Lightweight, Sustainable Horticulture Grow Light for Fast-Growing Cannabis Industry
Delivers High-Accuracy, Real-Time GNSS Corrections in as Fast as One Minute
Micro Irrigation System Market size is estimated to exceed USD 12 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
Device Solutions Inc Launches Next Generation Cellio LoRa Transceivers for Affordable, Reliable and Scalable Wireless Remote Monitoring
The Cellio ecosystem provides end-to-end turnkey out-of-the-box cellular connectivity, hardware, software, and cloud storage, analytics, dashboarding, mobile apps, and alerts
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maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.