Combining solar panels and agriculture makes land more productive

Karen Graham for Digital Journal: An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project conducted at Lake Constance has proven that farming and the use of solar panels can be compatible.

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

Seasonal Weather Outlooks: Are the Risks Worth the Reward?

Monthly and seasonal forecasts are large-scale in nature and dont provide specific numbers for the various weather parameters. In other words, the science currently cannot provide accurate long-range forecasts of actual weather conditions for a given day specific to your location.

Indoor Farms of America Brings World's First Solar Powered Vertical Aeroponic Farm, Announces More International Sales

Indoor Farms of America announces the first fully operating, 100% solar powered vertical aeroponic indoor farm in the world.

Future Farm Releases LED Canada Update

LED Canada is in the final stages of providing a quote on its LEDs for the previously announced Mobile, AL farm and another farm in development in Massachusetts. Each vertical farm would require 9,000 8-foot LED lamps, which would represent a multi-million-dollar purchase order for each project.

Swiss Company PlantCare Makes Breakthrough in Digital Farming

This Swiss innovation makes possible to achieve higher yields with drastically reduced consumption of water, of fertilizer and of energy, and thus can make a substantial contribution to the food security of the world. As the predicted market volume for the sensor is huge, PlantCare Ltd. seeks strategic partners to utilize it.

AGCO's Innovation Rewarded with Prestigious Awards at Agritechnica 2017

"Winning these significant awards is a testament to our continued commitment to deliver high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world"

Power line filter reduces electrical interference for farmers

Power quality specialist REO UK has launched the CNW 163, a power line filter designed to combat electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) in the agriculture industry. Power quality has become a prominent issue for agricultural engineers and farmers in recent years as the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags has become more popular alongside power line communication (PLC) lines used in automatic farming systems.

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

Anne Trafton for MIT News Office: MIT engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves and reveal when the plants are experiencing a water shortage

Monsanto on Track to Become Carbon Neutral, Demonstrates Environmental Benefits of Modern Agriculture

Company Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions By More Than 200,000 Metric Tons, Expects Portfolio Approach To Accelerate Future Reductions

3 Crop Insurance Enhancements with Satellite Technology

Satellite technology allows you to move forward with data you know is accurate and reliable, helping with more precise loss adjustment processes, reports and index-based models for your clients.

Trimble Adds Distributors to its Global Vantage Network for Agriculture

Vantage Distributors Provide Farmers with Simplified, Integrated Precision Ag Solutions that Increase Farm Efficiencies and Productivity

TechAccel Invests in New Class of Antifungal Technology to Protect Crop Yields

Second "Path to Commercialization" Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Giving agriculture a global do-over could feed nearly a billion more people

Diana Gitig for Ars Technica: "We find that the current distribution of crops around the world neither attains maximum production nor minimum water use."

VividGro® Launches The GroBarâ„¢

Company Announces First Lightweight, Sustainable Horticulture Grow Light for Fast-Growing Cannabis Industry

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Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

Next Generation of Precision Motion Controllers - V3.0

MICROMO launches the new MC3/MCS motion control family. The new high performance, intelligent controllers are optimized for use with FAULHABER motors, offer electronics for simple operation with state-of-the-art interfaces for multi-axis applications, and provide a motion control system solution with the most compact integration into industrial grade housing.