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.

Autonomous Field Worker

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.

2020 Trends in Agriculture Investing

Venture capitalists invested more than $6 billion in agriculture technology startups as part of an overall record year.

Good Bug Bad Bug - A Point on Prevention

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.

Data Trends in Agribusiness

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.

How Farmers Harvest Their Own Power with Solar Energy

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.

How to control growth phases intelligently and efficiently

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.

Four Simple Steps to Stop Seedling Disease Before it Starts

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.

Three Ways to Maximize a Vertical Farm's Potential

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.

The Science Behind Plant Vibration Trainer (PVT)

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.

Innovating Ag-Lighting

Architects, lighting designers and former NASA engineers detail new bio-driven lighting solutions for advanced sustainable indoor agriculture.

Superior Performance - SLM Corporation and Nord Drivesystems: a Productive Partnership

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.

The Use of Biostimulants for Enhancing Soil Nutrient Content

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.

Building a True IoT Ecosystem for Smart Farming

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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