Farmers use geothermal energy to heat them and can use geothermal water in the pipes to adjust humidity levels if needed. This power source helps crops grow faster and be more reliable.
Security is a crucial yet often overlooked consideration for modern agriculture facilities. While people most commonly associate crime with large cities, not the rural farmland, farms are popular targets.
Agriculture has been one of the slowest fields to adopt new technology, but as demand increases, these new tools can help take up the slack.
Catie Noyes for Farm and Dairy: Precision agriculture and agricultural technology have come a long way in the past five to 10 years.
Bęręnice Magistretti for VentureBeat: Picking apples may seem like a fun weekend activity, but its actually backbreaking manual labor. Abundant Robotics wants to help agricultural growers shoulder this task and today announced funding of $10 million, led by GV, to commercialize its apple-picking robot.
A trio of industry groups hosted federal officials for a field day of demonstrations on seed treatments, planting practices, and equipment innovations that are bringing continuous improvement to sustainable farming practices.
The AgTech group snags a coveted Utah Innovation Award for its advances in agricultural technology.
Coupled with the electrification of farming vehicle systems and rising seed costs, the farmer faces a unique challenge: accurately planting seed in order to optimize crop yield.
Hoosier Ag Today: A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they would opt for a third-party entity to fly drones.
Ashley Nickle for The Packer: SuperPick - short for supervisory picking - aims to provide the depth perception and recognition of 3-D using 2-D hardware and human oversight.
SLANTRANGE Launches the 3p Multispectral Sensor for Agriculture Drones with Flexible New Data Processing Options
The new 3p sensor from SLANTRANGE, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight, is available now with new SlantView software plans to meet the needs of all users.
As innovation in agriculture technology continues to accelerate, AgFunder is highlighting twenty companies and three accelerators for their leadership in innovation.
Rob Trice┬ & Seana Day┬ via Forbes: ┬ Last month as our Mixing Bowl colleagues Michael Rose and An Wang were┬ interviewing Sonny Ranaswamy┬ of the USDAs NIFA to better understand current US food and agriculture labor issues, we were representing The Mixing Bowl in discussions on potential solutions to food production labor issues through automation and robotics. At this years RoboUniverse event in San Diego there was a full-day track on December 14th dedicated to the application of robotics to agriculture. The industry track, pulled together in great part by Nathan Dorn, CEO of Food Origins and an Advisor to The Mixing Bowl, featured a knowledgeable group of automation/robotics experts and food producers who drew on their experience to define the opportunities and sharpen focus on the challenges.┬ Nathan authored a detailed summary of the day in a┬ post on Agfunder. Our conclusion is that there is no denying that we are still in the early days of adoption of robotics in agriculture. ┬ Cont'd...
The announcement was made at Agri Trade Equipment Expo.
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TCP's Far-Red Horticulture Top Light is available for growers that need to boost their overall crop size, yield, and photosynthetic rate without breaking the bank on energy costs or supplemental fixtures. It delivers up to 502 ╬╝mol/s of photosynthetic photon flux and high energy efficiency up to 2.29 ╬╝mol/J. It has a full spectrum that benefits vegetative and flowering growth, with a little extra kick.