Indoor Agtech 2021, an Evolving Landscape

Since the initial release of our Indoor AgTech Landscape in 2019, indoor agriculture has continued to garner tremendous attention and investment because of the compelling benefits of growing food in a controlled indoor environment.

Automated Monitoring and Control for Water Purification and Storage System

With funding from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Watt Bar Utility District (WBUD) needed to streamline automation of its 32 tank and pump stations. System integrator Quality Controls LLC decided to use PLC, HMI, and SCADA products from CIMON to automate these facilities.

Infarm heralds the next generation of cloud-enabled farming

Infarm introduces its new high-capacity, cloud-connected Growing Centers - a major step in the company's efforts to accelerate the benefits to people and planet by building a scalable, sustainable and resilient global farming network

Readers Choice 2020: 5G Is Coming to Agriculture

5G speeds surpass wireline network speeds and offer latency of 1 millisecond or lower, which is advantageous for applications that require real-time feedback. 5G will facilitate an increase in the amount of data transmitted over wireless systems.

Cultivating Farmland Precisely and as Needed

Digitized and automated processes are becoming increasingly important in modern agricultural enterprises. Machine vision methods play a key role here. Among other things, they can be used for a variety of precision farming applications.

New Drive Developments for Autonomous Agriculture Technology

The agricultural sector is undergoing significant changes and is modernising. To take the strain off farmers, many robots are being developed to automate tasks. What specific technical characteristics should ag machinery manufacturers take into account to assist farmers?

Start Your Seeds Off Right in a Germination Chamber

With the time spent meticulously seeding each plug not to mention the space constraints in any seedling set-up, it's imperative that you get enough healthy seedlings out of each tray to stay on schedule.

Bayer and Temasek Unveil Innovative New Company Focused on Developing Breakthroughs in Vertical Farming

-Initial efforts will focus on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience -Called Unfold, the new company will be headquartered in the Davis, Calif., area with key operations in both the U.S. and Singapore -John Purcell appointed as CEO

Sowing a Precise Crop - How Micromotors Can Be Used in the Agricultural Industry

Agriculture is a demanding and developing industry. One farming tractor can now do in a day what used to take 100 people, a week. While the industry is literally, reaping the benefits of demand, this does provoke concerns over pesticide use and soil health.

Linux-based Software for Automation

Linux has a lot to offer the automation industry. It is a stable and scalable alternative to Windows operating systems that allows for arguably greater connectivity between devices and systems.

Syngenta Announces Plans for New Seeds R&D Innovation & Customer Experience Center in Northern Illinois

World-class site will showcase leading seeds and digital technologies and spotlight Syngenta's product development through on-farm collaboration with growers

Fifth Season Opens Flagship Farm and Partners with NHL Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux

Partnership comes as Fifth Season announces opening of industry-leading vertical farm, expanded partnerships with Whole Foods and Giant Eagle, and its innovative direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform

IoT Water Sensors: Improving Water Quality Management In Agriculture

As a vital resource for plant-growing, water plays an especially important role in agriculture. This article examines the importance of water quality monitoring with regard to indoor agriculture, and how IoT water sensors are key to enhancing crop yield.

IDTechEx Asks If Vertical Farming Can Revolutionise Global Agriculture

Supporters of vertical farming claim it could revolutionise global food production, practically eliminating food miles by enabling crop growth right next to urban population centres, paving the way for the future of smart cities.

SWIR Shining New Light on New Farming Techniques

Developed for military use, during the last decade, infrared scanning has become a widespread technology for applications such as predicting water stress in crops, fruit yield, planning irrigation scheduling, detecting disease and pathogens, and evaluating fruit maturation.

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