The way we grow is changing and so are the tools we need to be successful. Here are a few recommendations from some of the farms that I've seen are doing it right.
I'd like to talk about the most important part of VPD namely, how it impacts your production and how can you manipulate it to increase your sales. Notice I didn't say increase production, because if you do things correctly it's not the pounds of harvest the matters.
At the FSR, research scientists, academia and industry come together to impart their knowledge with people all over Ohio, across the country and around the world. The object of the show is to create a more sustainable world.
The modern-day desire for efficiency through automation has spread its way into every industry. Even in the agriculture sector, unmanned ground vehicles are being considered to supplement work with crops and improve farm management.
The world's first mango auto-harvester was presented at the recent Australian Mango conference in Darwin, while the first commercial robotic apple harvester is already in use in New Zealand.
With the emergence of agtech start-ups that rely on specific tech-led innovation within the insurance value chain, it has helped expedite the speed with which farmers receive necessary reimbursements and support.
The use of smartphones among farmers has been steadily increasing since 2009, and this is expected to grow extensively in the coming years. Additionally, labor costs account for nearly 60% of the total agriculture costs.
Hung above plants in a greenhouse, the fiber concentrator devices absorb underutilized portions of sunlight, convert the energy into a more ideal spectrum, and then strategically guide that light to the lower leaves of plants.
Europe is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the next five years, with numerous ongoing developments and a large number of small and large vertical farms already operating in the region.
Crop One grows food hydroponically with unique formulas for each plant. Crop One is hardware agnostic but develops its own proprietary software and data analytics platform that governs its growing process as well as it farms.
Beyond the improved flavor, aroma, and nutrition enabled by avoiding the supply chain, growing onsite creates a palpable dining experience.
While conventional plant cultivation practices cause climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation, this is not the case with sustainable agriculture.
The Nebraska-based business FarmAfield recently made headlines by winning a $200,000 federal grant to explore the feasibility of PV-integrated shade structures for cattle feedlots.
If you're a grower, you know how difficult it is to compete in this low margin, high risk business. It doesn't matter what you grow or how you grow it, all crop production is vulnerable.
A conversation with Steve Huntley of Enlightened Crops on how he discovered Freight Farms and leveraged previous business experience into his new venture of Container Farmng
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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.