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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The use of smartphones among farmers has been steadily increasing since 2009, and this is expected to grow extensively in the coming years. Additionally, labor costs account for nearly 60% of the total agriculture costs.
Hung above plants in a greenhouse, the fiber concentrator devices absorb underutilized portions of sunlight, convert the energy into a more ideal spectrum, and then strategically guide that light to the lower leaves of plants.
Europe is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the next five years, with numerous ongoing developments and a large number of small and large vertical farms already operating in the region.
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