Vertical farms, also called Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA), can't just be environmentally sustainable, they also need to be economically viable.
The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Whether we're talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors' minds.
The robotic industry is estimated to be worth $2.75 billion in farming with a projected annual growth rate of over 20% a year until 2022. We can expect this industry to eventually reach a market capitalization of $13 billion.
The factory spans 11,040 square meters and incorporates a hydroponic culturing system with solar light and a closed seedling production environment using artificial light. Currently it can produce spinach, cabbage, red and green lettuce, coriander, and more.
We're reappropriating previously unusable industrial space to grow crops indoors, closer to the point of consumption, at a rate that is 100+ times more productive per square foot of land than that of traditional agriculture.
This extension of LoRaWAN-based network coverage adds three million hectares to NNNCo's publicly available smart agriculture network
AGT Unveils Cleanroom Technology, Energy Efficiency and Fast Build Times to Empower Growers. The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural light, cleanroom laboratories with unmatched energy efficiency.
FORD FUND, CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES UNVEIL FREIGHT FARM ALLOWING AGENCY TO GROW FRESH FOOD YEAR ROUND
Brainchild of Ford's Thirty Under 30 philanthropic leadership program comes to fruition with reveal of new hydroponic container farm. The indoor farm operates without the use of pesticides, sunlight or soil. It also utilizes 90 percent less water than would normal.
AirBoard Inc. introduces AirBoard AGRO - an aerial platform for pesticide spraying in steep andmountainous vineyards.
Although they promise streamlined farming operations, higher yields and greater costs savings for growers, how much of AI and machine learning in agriculture today is more hype than reality?
New horticulture LEDs are designed to promote healthier plant growth and enhance farming conditions for indoor growers
If we can incorporate technology into already existing farming practices, we can increase production enough to feed the growing world. Technology can be used to grow more food on existing farms and to grow food in small spaces, such as indoor farms.
Ongoing advances in numerous fields, including LED and sensor technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, is enabling farm owners and managers to meet the increasing demands on pricing, efficiency and feeding a growing global population.
Consus has developed an intelligent software-based system that reduces the burden of audits and improves productivity. By linking HR records to labour deployment the facial recognition module enables accurate costing of all products and improved traceability.
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maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.