Open AgTech Announces New API Standard Enabling Growers to Use Technology to Its Fullest Within Greenhouses and Vertical Farms

Technologists come together to form new standard for connecting hardware and software for the indoor agriculture industry.

Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste

This method could render crops more resilient against disease, helping mitigate crop wastage throughout the world. Since the system can be implemented by re-wiring plants' natural defence mechanisms, no external genetic circuitry needs to be added.

Autogrow's API and Amazon's Alexa leads to world first talking AgTech system

"We think this is the best use-case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) today. We've basically turned a vocal sound into a machine command and proven integration of different systems is possible," says CEO Darryn Keiller.

Drone Pollinates Apple Trees at LaFayette Orchard in What Could be a First

Scott Willis for WAER: It goes without saying that agriculture is heavily dependent on the weather, and nature. So when Beak and Skiff partner Peter Fleckenstein heard of a way to eliminate some of that uncertainty, he jumped at the chance.

Fluence Sheds Light on Top Scoring Cannabis Cultivator in Ohio

Buckeye Relief has deployed Fluence horticulture lighting in an indoor cannabis facility. The Ohio based cultivator is preparing to rapidly address the need for medical-grade cannabis with an innovative vertical farming strategy.

Indoor Farms' Need for Data Highlights a New Frontier for Fire Safety, Says Fire Protection Group, Inc.

The Los Angeles based fire safety consultancy says that, as indoor farms grow, the need to be proactive in regards to fire threats will grow more urgent.

C2-A2 AGRODROID - world's new Smart Farming product

European software developer 'Cognitive Technologies' has developed the world's first industrial agrodroid for international agricultural market.

RotoGro Signs Perishable Food Investment and Technology Agreement

RotoGro's equity interest in Gibio's global growing facilities provides depth to the Company's second vertical of growing management and growing facility ownership

Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.

Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

- Osram's venture capital arm Fluxunit invests in Canadian company for high-end greenhouse technology - Motorleaf's data analytics pave the way to smart farming

Samsung Electronics Begins Offering LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung introduces a high-power horticulture package and adds horticulture lighting specifications to several existing lineups

Current by GE Announces Its Broadest Portfolio of New Product Releases

-Proprietary solutions include patented disinfection technology for healthcare and LED tubes with integrated TriGain* technology - Product lines showcase ease of installation and future expansion across all categories

Osram Advances to Become a Leader in Digital Farming Solutions with Acquisition of Texas-Based Fluence Bioengineering

- Osram acquires one of the world's leading suppliers of smart grow lighting. - US-based Fluence expands Osram's portfolio of horticultural systems.

AEssenseGrows Boosts Clone Production 50% with New AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarm-72

The four-layer high-density AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarms are designed for high-volume cultivators and come in 24-, 48-, and now 72-tray configurations.

Seawater Greenhouse brings agriculture to world's harshest environments

Matt Hickman for Mother Nature Network: Seawater is pumped to the greenhouse installation where it's used to cool and humidify the hot desert air drawn into the structure's growing area using fans before going through an evaporation process that distills saltwater

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