Food Industry Automation: Improving Efficiency, Quality Control, and Traceability

Automation can make a profound difference in the processes that are involved in getting food from the field to the grocery store, and onto the tables of millions of people. Automation can make a positive difference in food production, especially during the time of COVID-19.

How Variable Rate Swath Control Helps the Farmer

Using GPS technology, farmers can control the variable swath of a field. Swath control is where a farmer controls the size of the swath a certain piece of equipment takes through the field.

Space to Grow, or Grow in Space - How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

Horticulture Lighting Metrics: Understand Grow Lights

Choosing the best grow light for your facility is essential to growing healthy plants and getting a maximum return from your investment.

Urban Farming Spotlight: Singapore

Urban farming in Singapore is becoming a central focus of the government and local organizations. The whole country of Singapore seems to be coming together, to find innovative ways to increase local agriculture in a very urban setting.

XAG Drones Tested, Add Sweet Spot for South Africa's Sugar Crisis

Drones, with specialty spraying technology, was deployed for a recent sugarcane ripening trail in South Africa, showing an evident increase in the amount of sugar extracted from these canes.

CubicFarms Leverages Its Expertise in Controlled-environment Agriculture and Announces Launch of New Control Room System and Sale to Career Field Farmer and Entrepreneur

CubicFarms' Control Room is assembled inside its proprietary stainless steel, fully insulated growing chamber with the option to customize features such as lighting, automated irrigation, nutrient delivery, full climate control for temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels.

Sowing a Precise Crop - How Micromotors Can Be Used in the Agricultural Industry

Agriculture is a demanding and developing industry. One farming tractor can now do in a day what used to take 100 people, a week. While the industry is literally, reaping the benefits of demand, this does provoke concerns over pesticide use and soil health.

You May Be Overlooking One Key Factor In Hydroponics: Water Quality

Since water is the main carrier of nutrients, it's essential that the water have as few impurities as possible. Poor water quality may cause plants to suffer from stunted growth, nutrient deficiencies, bacterial contamination and more!

5G Is Coming to Agriculture

5G speeds surpass wireline network speeds and offer latency of 1 millisecond or lower, which is advantageous for applications that require real-time feedback. 5G will facilitate an increase in the amount of data transmitted over wireless systems.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

Feeding Frontline Communities

Congress has a golden opportunity to create jobs and deliver nutritious, local, and sustainable produce to people who live in frontline and food desert communities. These are the people who suffer the most from a lack of access to nutritious produce.

Cattle Ranch Beefs Up Savings with Solar Energy

The farmer realized it would be more cost-effective and environmentally sound to begin sourcing their electricity from the sun. Impressively, the new solar system provides enough energy to irrigate 450 hectares (1,112 acres) of corn, oat and pastures for cattle ranching.

AeroFarms Partners To Launch First Vertical Farming Program Addressing Food Deserts, Inequity with Food Access & Education

The Vertical Farming Program will consist of 10 vertical farms throughout Jersey City located in senior centers, schools, public housing complexes, and municipal buildings. The 10 sites will grow 19,000 pounds of vegetables annually using water mist and minimal electricity.

The 3 Ways in Which COVID-19 is Pushing Ag Data Transformation

When it comes to agricultural technology, I think that some of the changes we are currently seeing will become permanent; COVID is forcing many of us to change the way we think and conduct our jobs.

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