MidAtlantic Farm Credit Announces AgPitch18 Contest on December 6

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, in partnership with Grow and Fortify, announces the AgPitch18 contest to be held on December 6.

Artificial Intelligence Enables Greenhouses to Cut Costs, Streamline Operations, with Precise, Automated Harvest Forecasts

New findings prove artificial intelligence can learn greenhouse tasks and get 'smarter' over time with more farming data. Sophisticated software now provides automated, highly accurate harvest yield forecasts weeks in advance for cultivators of tomatoes and peppers. In addition to enabling greenhouses to cut costs and gain greater control over their daily operations, this technology requires no significant changes to greenhouse infrastructure and adds value to pre-existing greenhouse control systems.

Imploding Concern: Identifying Destructive Pump Cavitation

Though a pump can fail due to age and use, the reality is that most are murdered, snatched from their prime with much life left in them. The culprit is cavitation and it sends warning signs but most are ignored.

Greenhouse Horticulture Provide Customized Growing Conditions For Crops

Global greenhouse horticulture market growth driven by increasing food demand, need for healthier and efficient farming techniques, and changing climatic conditions globally

Expanded 2018 ProGreen Farms™ Operation Revving Up Toward Harvest Peak

Starting from raw land and developed into what is now approximately 100 acres of jalapeno chili peppers at Rancho Arenoso near the town of El Rosario, the farm is now approaching the peak of its 2018 harvest.

Introducing the lettuce peeling robot

Cambridge researchers have developed what is believed to be the first robotic lettuce leaf peeling system of its kind.

How More Stringent Health and Safety Policies in Agriculture Can Improve Output

if health and safety is paramount in your workplace, your workers will know, and this will affect their work. They will feel secure, will feel part of a team that is cared about (as opposed to being a simple commodity), and you will also be able to attract the best staff.

Improve quality control processes using a digital microscope

Inspection of assembled boards, connectors or other SMT components In the electronics quality control (QC) process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production, a visual product inspection is often performed. Here, every product is examined visually, often using a microscope due to the miniaturization before the product is sold into the external market.

Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

With the rising shortage of skilled workforce in agriculture, there's a growing need for robotisation to perform labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in greenhouses. Enter SWEEPER.

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.

Freight Farms Announces 'Grown,' the World's First On-Site Vertical Farming Service

New service can seamlessly integrate with any foodservice operation or support year-round CSA programs--no farmland or additional staff required

Interview with Glenn Lundgren, JLT Mobile Computers

The farmer can ill afford having a device that he cannot depend on, is unsuitable for use in sunlight, breaks often or doesn't communicate reliably.

Escorts Launches "Autonomous Farming Solutions" with India's First Automated Concept Tractor at Esclusive 2018

-Launches India's first Automated concept tractor at Esclusive, Escorts Annual Innovation Platform -Announces technology partnerships and relationships with Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, AVL & BOSCH for precision & autonomous farming technology integration -Announces innovative agriculture shared services & solutions platforms with Escorts Crop Solutions, Smart Parts, SHIP, TRAXI & DIGITRAC interface -Showcases new range of hi-end cranes with Tadano JV -Becomes the first Indian company to make high-end locomotive brake electronics solution

Farm Credit Announces Three Ag Innovation Challenge Events

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, to host three ag innovation challenge events this fall.

AgTech Company Bear Flag Robotics Raises $3.5 Million Seed Round Led by True Ventures

Bear Flag's autonomous driving technology for farm tractors allows growers to automate common tasks and improve efficiency of operations

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