Is the Future Tomato Red?

At one time solely being known as the jewel in the summer salad, the role of the tomato has now evolved into something much bigger - potentially game-changing, in fact. Could it be about to solve the global food crisis? At least, one greenhouse in Holland thinks so.

Avoid These Five Mistakes When Choosing Food-grade Conveyors, Says Ultimation Industries

Unlike regular industrial conveyors, food and washdown material handling solutions must be constructed of sanitary and hygienic materials to meet rigorous safety standards and must be easy to clean, maintain and inspect.

AI and Custom Imaging Hardware to Address the Challenges of Growing High-quality Crops

The twin pressures of a relentless increase in the demand for larger volumes and higher quality fruits and vegetables together with pressures on growers for more sustainable farming will drive the need for higher yields at the plant level.

21 Acres -- Extreme precipitation threatens food security and drives up local food costs

Over the past decade, small local farms have been adjusting to increasing heat by switching out tried-and-true seed varietals for more heat-hardy varieties. By contrast, spring of 2022 has been unusually cold and wet-Seattle is experiencing its coldest spring since 1955.

The AI Agricultural Revolution - A Fertile Ground for Growth

Akin to Industry 4.0, Agriculture 4.0 refers to the next big trends facing the industry, including a greater focus on tools for precision agriculture, as well as agricultural technology ('AgTech').

Wilbur-Ellis Partners with Guardian Agriculture in Multi-Million Dollar Agreement to Bring Autonomous Aerial Application to Growers Across America

The largest agricultural robotics investment commitment to date brings leading innovation in autonomous aircraft to the agriculture industry

Propagation of Cuttings Using Eh-powerground Electric Heating Mats

The purpose of using heat specifically in the root zone of cuttings is to induce dormancy in the upper vegetative part and to encourage root growth at the base. The temperature difference between soil and air gives the plant a boost for root formation..

Innovative Energy-Saving Solar Greenhouse Idea Wins Schneider Go Green Student Competition

-Team GreenOverMorrow from Morocco wins with a smart energy management solution to set the energy transition of agriculture in motion -The winners receive a 10,000-euro cash prize

Rugged Computers Increase Efficiency in Precision Agriculture

"The compact format, high performance and great resistance to wear and tear makes the rugged PCs from JLT very suitable to our needs," comments Steketee's R&D Director.

What Technology is Needed to Properly Develop and Maintain Soil Health

At its best, soil is an ecosystem filled with fungi, healthy bacteria and organic matter. Healthy soil protects plants from pests, reduces weed growth and sustains healthy crops year after year.

Enhancing Climate Adaptation and Resilience in South Asia

Climate risks can directly affect crop production by reducing agricultural yields for some crops, increasing production volatility, and destabilising farmer incomes. On the one hand, oversupply could result in farmers receiving lower profits.

Examining the Environmental Implications of Biofuel

Most farm equipment either uses diesel or fossil-fuel-derived electricity, so transitioning to biofuels as an alternate fuel source could have several environmental benefits.

Using AI, Robotics and Plant Science to Grow Better More Sustainable Produce

With the support of computer vision that captures 3D images of each and every grow module and data science, we are understanding how our production systems are interacting with our crops and how we can improve those interactions.

How Can Smart Technology Benefit Vertical Farms?

Smart technology can benefit many industries and application areas. IoT (specifically sensors), smart systems used to control and monitor conditions, drones, and predictive analytics are all hugely beneficial, particularly for the vertical farming sector.

Racking for Vertical Farming Saves Spatial Requirements for Harbor Farmz

Originally, Ward estimated that he would need a facility with around 90,000 square feet, but with the right vertical racking he was able to cut his spatial requirements by nearly two-thirds.

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