Wright Electric and CT Axter Aerospace Successfully Complete Maiden Flight of 800 kW Hybrid-Electric Crop Duster Aircraft, Wright Achieves 1.2 MW in Electric Propulsion Unit
"Not only will this be a monumental move for the agricultural sector, but successes like these are important for the aviation industry as a whole as we continue our work to develop and deploy a suite of technology solutions to decarbonize."
It's just another intersection of integrated pest management (IPM) and AgTech. As technology expands to include gene editing, AI and laser beams, farmers have a new suite of pest management tools in their arsenal.
Drones can broadcast chemicals over entire fields or apply them to specific plants with remarkable accuracy. Fixed-wing planes take a clumsy approach - as the product leaves the tank in a hazy cloud, much of it blows beyond the pasture's edge.
The risk of pests spreading diseases and unwanted weeds decreases because of pesticides and herbicides. However, these chemicals often contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Most farmers would probably agree that pest monitoring and management is an ever-evolving practice that requires undivided attention to both your crops and trends in the pest space. That's because insects are constantly evolving.
Invasive species pose a major threat to this industry because they can quickly redefine entire ecosystems. Many companies are developing tech solutions to eliminate invasive species and protect yields.
When it comes to certified organic systems, pest monitoring and management is paramount to a successful operation. Unlike traditional farms that have access to a bevy of specialized pesticides that can typically be utilized as needed, organic farmers aren't so fortunate.
Intensifying agriculture using current farming methods will only amplify the harmful effects it has on the environment. Advances in agricultural technology may provide alternative farming methods that are less damaging and more productive.
Before using MagGrow, Sparrow could cover an average of 500 acres a day. Now, he can cover 800-1,000 acres in the same amount of time.
The type of nozzle used affects both the amount of material applied to a particular area and how uniform the overall spray is, the amount of coverage, and the drift that could occur due to the nozzle.
This progressive machine uses a combination of GPS, LiDAR and the latest technology to autonomously roll down each row spraying with precision and efficiency.
By end use the market has been bifurcated into agricultural farms and livestock farms. Proper disinfection is required to protect crops and livestock from harmful diseases or sterilize the microorganisms.
. Potassium Silicate applied bi-weekly throughout the vegetative and early generative cycles at various rates has been shown to not only decrease pathogenic susceptibility but also plays a major role in the reduction of drought and heat stress.
The pandemic brought more problems to the ongoing fight of sustainable farming and keeping up with demand with a shrinking labor force. Due to pandemic restrictions, logically farmers would have to find ways to still carry out routine functions prudent to pecan farming.
As African countries are getting prepared for the imminent locust crisis, the smart agtech company XAG has proposed that agricultural drones, through more targeted night spraying application, can strongly support the current ground and aerial control measures.
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