How important is it for tender new seedlings to germinate under a grow light? Plants typically grow faster, taller and denser with consistent illumination - but not all light bulbs nurture your plants equally.
Rijk Zwaan and Blue Radix have undertaken a joint initiative for a unique production comparison with autonomous growing. Implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in Rijk Zwaan's seed production process has many advantages.
The Directorate of Seed Research under Indian Council of Agriculture Research in collaboration with MIM, between 2011- 2016 undertook studies on pre-treatment of seeds to Pulsed Magnetic Fields (PMF) involving several Indian agricultural universities.
Access to Seeds Index shows seed industry making slow progress in key regions, including Africa. Thailand's East-West Seed leads the way, followed by Syngenta and Bayer. Lack of crop diversity a major constraint; hybrid seed dominates while legumes largely ignored
Manufacturing and packaging operations that still depend on manual material or parts handling operations can reap immediate benefits from a type of automation based on long-travel Cartesian robots with custom end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) and advanced sensing capabilities. These robots can support a variety of machines - performing otherwise manual tasks such as machine tending or transferring in-process parts - making long-travel Cartesian transfer robots a major upgrade to processes and operations. Download the White Paper from Bell-Everman