Scott Willis for WAER: It goes without saying that agriculture is heavily dependent on the weather, and nature. So when Beak and Skiff partner Peter Fleckenstein heard of a way to eliminate some of that uncertainty, he jumped at the chance.
When extreme weather strikes, lives and livelihoods are ruined, and farms are altered. Scientists are utilizing the most modern supercomputers to generate higher resolutions with greatly enhanced forecasting skill to help farmers beat extreme weather.
As we move from spring to summer, an interesting question arises: should those hoping for big corn yields this fall be cheering for a cooler- or warmer-than-normal summer?
Buckeye Relief has deployed Fluence horticulture lighting in an indoor cannabis facility. The Ohio based cultivator is preparing to rapidly address the need for medical-grade cannabis with an innovative vertical farming strategy.
For the agriculture industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the ability to improve sustainability in every area, from the field to the data center.
RippleNami Powers Kenya's First Real-time Livestock Traceability Programme Enabling Trade and Food Safety
Kenya Veterinary Association partners with RippleNami to capture critical livestock data assets. Launching this programme addresses long standing challenges such as disease control and surveillance and traceability etc.
Indoor Farms' Need for Data Highlights a New Frontier for Fire Safety, Says Fire Protection Group, Inc.
The Los Angeles based fire safety consultancy says that, as indoor farms grow, the need to be proactive in regards to fire threats will grow more urgent.
The use of real-time data is beginning in agricultural sectors with high-value highly perishable crops such as fresh vegetables, berries and other fresh fruit. There is more communication between the field and the processor in those sectors
European software developer 'Cognitive Technologies' has developed the world's first industrial agrodroid for international agricultural market.
What you want to grow indoors are high value and short shelf-life crops that you can stack or vertically rack to grow. For instance, in pods and warehouses, you grow plants by stacking multiple beds vertically or horizontally.
RotoGro's equity interest in Gibio's global growing facilities provides depth to the Company's second vertical of growing management and growing facility ownership
FoodLogiQ announced the creation of FoodLogiQ Labs, a research and development hub dedicated to the acceleration of new products and solutions to meet the growing needs of the food industry.
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.
Soil Health Institute Announces Methods for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators at a Continental Scale
By project conclusion in 2020, SHI expects to have the data required for recommending scientifically-sound soil health indicators to help farmers, scientists, agricultural policy makers, and others answer the fundamental question: Just how healthy are our soils?
Many smallholder farmers also lack resources to use existing precision agriculture tools they desperately need to become profitable. Rockabye aims to make lucrative farming operations accessible and more affordable.
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