Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility

ScienceDaily: With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists have shown.

Mr Nicholas Wright - The Role of Drones in Improving Agricultural Outcomes

Drones are becoming technically sophisticated, enabling the use of multi-sensor arrays, that can operate either singularly or in unison, to collect a wide range of data for later analysis.

DelFrescoPure® Announces Partnership with CubicFarms®

The LivingCube™ system has 12 mechanized growing, germination and irrigation machines, each built inside proprietary insulated 40 stainless steel growing chambers.

2018 Irrigation Show New Product Contest Entries Announced

The Irrigation Association announced a record number of entries in its annual new product contest showcasing the latest in irrigation innovation.

Radicle Growth to Infuse $450k into Agtech/Foodtech Companies through the Radicle Global Pre-Seed Challenge

Challenge Marks the First Time in Agtech that Pre-Seed Companies Worldwide Have Had the Opportunity for Paid-In Capital to be Matched Without Relocation or Education Requirements

Grower Replaces T5s Fluorescents with VividGro's GroBar™ Luminaires, Gains Dramatic Savings in Time and Expense

Because GroBar luminaires are completely cool, plants can come into direct contact without incurring any damage. Growers then have greater flexibility in stacked grow options and see an additional benefit in reduced cooling costs.

80 Acres Farms to Open First Fully-Automated Indoor Farm in the United States

Hamilton facility will feature 150,000 square feet of indoor growing space; groundbreaking set for September 24, 2018

Here are the 14 startups pitching at Wisconsin's AgTech Venture Day

Nick Williams - Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal: Golden Angels will have a fund committed to the presenting companies. In 2017, Golden Angels Investors dedicated nearly $1 million for agtech startups pitching at the event.

AeroVironment Collaborates with REIN's DroneInsurance.com to Offer Commercial Drone Insurance Solutions for Quantix™ Hybrid Drone

AeroVironment's Quantix™, an innovative and powerfully simple to use drone delivering real-time actionable intelligence, can now be covered through DroneInsurance.com's first-of-its-kind drone insurance platform, offering 24/7 ground and usage-based flight coverage options.

Asai Nursery and DENSO Establish Joint Venture to Advance Agricultural Technology and Efficiencies

Model for large-scale, next-generation greenhouse horticulture aims to increase agricultural competition and vegetable cultivation in Japan

Growers Take Center Stage at Bayer 2018 Farm Progress Show Exhibit

Interactive panels to deliver first-hand insights straight from the field on managing margins, sustainability ROI and preparing for the next generation of farmers

New HOBOnet Field Monitoring System from Onset Enables Cost-Effective Cloud-based Monitoring of Environmental Conditions across Fields and Greenhouses

HOBOnet gives growers and researchers greater visibility into field conditions with near real-time data from wireless sensors, alert notifications, and access via mobile devices

Semtech's LoRa Technology Monitors Cattle Health in Real-Time

Quantified Ags LoRa-based sensors allow accurate analysis of a cows health, increasing efficiency

SoftBank-backed vertical farm set to open Abu Dhabi

Plenty plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year

Fluence Significantly Increases Yield and Secondary Metabolites in San Francisco Cannabis Vertical Farm

Eve Farms is leveraging SPYDRx PLUS LED solutions to dramatically increase plant canopy and sustainably produce award-winning cannabis for Californian market

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