Auburn University College of Agriculture Using High-tech Shipping Containers to Grow Produce for Campus Dining
In April, the college acquired two Freight Farms shipping containers that have been converted into technologically advanced hydroponic growing stations in which plants grow vertically indoors without soil, getting their nutrition from water and light energy from powerful LEDs.
At the ETH Zurich, a robot has been developed to mechanically destroy the weeds growing between crops. "Rowesys" is conveniently started via remote control - and makes herbicides unnecessary.
Venture capitalists invested more than $6 billion in agriculture technology startups as part of an overall record year.
Whether you are growing vertically, horizontally, indoors, or in a greenhouse, pests are a real concern for your crop. No matter where you are in the world, there are insects that will feed on your plants.
SaaS-based Agriculture- Revolutionising the Agricultural Sector with Cutting-Edge Software Solutions
AI-driven farming can provide farmers with pest-risk forecasts, image-based insights, and weather pattern related information. AI allows farmers to tackle pest attacks, crop failure possibilities, climate change, and soil degradation smartly and more effectively.
The future of agritech and the ag retailer/client relationship ultimately depends on learning from all the data available. The information gathered is vital for both farmers and their retailers.
If you think about it, an industry that is wholly dependent on nature and the environment should look to the sun for free power. No wonder agriculture was one of the first industries to adopt solar energy.
Image processing with cameras and AI enables applications that were previously unthinkable. In agriculture, for example, it supports the optimal application of fertilizers, the visual monitoring of products and growth phases, and the processing of harvested crops.
It lives just beneath your feet, in every acre of every farm. And it's waiting for the right moment to strike. I'm talking about one of the more elusive, yet avoidable challenges farmers face this time of year: seedling disease.
The vertical farming industry still has challenges to overcome. Production costs remain relatively high and, as a young market, knowledge gaps in operational best practices in critical areas threaten long-term sustainability and profitability.
Most of the research I have found on the subject relates to airborne sound, but with new advances in technology, we can now create customized vibrations using transducers that can be actuated via sound files.
Architects, lighting designers and former NASA engineers detail new bio-driven lighting solutions for advanced sustainable indoor agriculture.
Oil and gas, grain and timber, iron ore and coal. These are just a few of the raw materials that keep the wheels of civilization turning each day.
Biostimulants are substances or micro-organisms, which, when applied to seeds, plants, rhizosphere in specific formulations, are capable of making changes in physiological processes in plants and benefit the plants by boosting growth and increasing nutrient content.
When deploying standalone solutions, the challenge comes later on when they won't be able to aggregate data and will be forced to manage multiple systems with functionalities that overlap, therefore losing the power of an interoperable system.
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FAULHABER 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.