In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.
- Osram's venture capital arm Fluxunit invests in Canadian company for high-end greenhouse technology - Motorleaf's data analytics pave the way to smart farming
Samsung introduces a high-power horticulture package and adds horticulture lighting specifications to several existing lineups
-Proprietary solutions include patented disinfection technology for healthcare and LED tubes with integrated TriGain* technology - Product lines showcase ease of installation and future expansion across all categories
Osram Advances to Become a Leader in Digital Farming Solutions with Acquisition of Texas-Based Fluence Bioengineering
- Osram acquires one of the world's leading suppliers of smart grow lighting. - US-based Fluence expands Osram's portfolio of horticultural systems.
The four-layer high-density AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarms are designed for high-volume cultivators and come in 24-, 48-, and now 72-tray configurations.
Matt Hickman for Mother Nature Network: Seawater is pumped to the greenhouse installation where it's used to cool and humidify the hot desert air drawn into the structure's growing area using fans before going through an evaporation process that distills saltwater
Janice Cantieri for National Geographic: Instead of trapping heat, these greenhouses are made with breathable, aluminum-coated cloth netting that reflects some of the sunlight, reducing inside temperatures.
McCain Foods is actively engaging with entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing agri-food technologies; the strategic investment in TruLeaf is in direct support of McCain Foods' innovation strategy.
Startups specializing in agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment.
The biogas generated from the waste streams is powering a 300 kW gen-set which delivers renewable electricity to the local grid.
AP: The German Aerospace Center DLR, which coordinates the project, said Thursday that by May scientists hope to harvest 4-5 kilograms of fruit and vegetables a week.
Impossible Foods Announces $114 Million Convertible Note as Startup Prepares for Rapid Expansion in the US and Overseas
-Lead investors include Temasek and Sailing Capital -Food tech startup's $114 million convertible note brings total investments to nearly $400 million -Impossible Foods will launch its first international market later this month when the Impossible Burger debuts in Asia
Presentations and interactive panel discussions will address investment opportunities in upstream agtech advancements - where global investments have grown to $4.2 billion from $2.36 billion in the past three years, according to AgFunder.
AgShift is building world's first autonomous food inspection system using Deep learning and they plan to use the funding to strengthen product development and expand customer reach.
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