Sweden: Scalable conveyor systems helps farms to be quicker, cleaner and more steady

“When taking on a new project, it’s very important to understand the exact needs of the farmer,” says Patrick Djerf, Business development manager at OCS, a Swedish supplier of industrial conveyor systems. “We have a very strong background in the automotive industry. These clients are more adapted and…

"Sensors and data-driven farming are part of a smart farming trend"

In 2022, Heliospectra plans to launch several data-driven development projects, including a patented biosensor based on several years of research and practical cultivation…

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Pike County sophomores grow AgTech

‘This could be the future of Eastern Kentucky’

Belfry High School sophomores Jonah Adkins and Brendan Hackney have been working to make a mark on the high-tech agriculture. AhBen, a robot created to monitor the growth, color, and water needs of plants, was built from a Vex Robotics testbed as part of the school’s Project Lead the Way program. The…

Precision hydroponic dosing to optimize the performance of recirculating systems

“We have rewritten the software several times to strengthen its algorithms and give the system a very flexible and scalable framework for both hardware and software improvements. This means that clients will seamlessly receive new software updates and can expand their existing hardware with future…

Newest climate computer helps grower 'build library of settings'

In October 2020, Hoogendoorn Growth Management introduced their new showpiece: the IIVO. "It was in the middle of the pandemic, after ten years of development," says sales manager Kevin Spoelder. Winning the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge in 2020 coincided with GreenTech that year, a good time to…

Gardin:

UK agtech firm closes $10.8 million seed funding round

More and more machines and innovative software are being used to digitize labor-intensive farming practices and optimize food production, boosting growth in agricultural technology. As a sign of growing investor interest, Oxford, U.K.-based agricultural technology firm Gardin recently announced it had…

"Attention for gas alternatives is increasing"

Since the beginning of this year, those at TK-Topboiler have seen a growing demand for an alternative to gas-fired boilers, particularly the e-boiler. The technology has been around for a while, but the large initial investment and the price of electricity meant that it was not an option for a long time.…

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Warning system to warn nurseries against fungal attacks

A new development project aims to develop a warning system to warn against harmful fungal spores in nurseries, making it possible to take early action and reduce the use of pesticides.  Danish Technological Institute heads the new development project, which aims to develop a warning system that makes alarm…

New automatic hydroponic growing systems were launched at 22nd China hi-tech fair

The 22nd China Hi-tech Fair was successfully held in Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center from November 11 to 15. With the theme of 'Technology changes life, innovation drives development', the exhibition attracted more than 3,300 domestic and overseas exhibitors and nearly 10,000…

Increased demand for automated indoor residential gardens

“We’ve seen a 300% increase in demand in comparison to last year,” says Kevin Jakiela, Co-founder and President at Just Vertical. “Overall, with the pandemic, people have more spare time and at home to grow their own food. It’s a fun way to keep kids busy, as well as the educational aspect of growing…

"Our seed cleaner increases productivity by 10%"

"We’ve seen some amazing results, particularly for crops such as Amaranth, where treated seeds have resulted in significant reductions in infections, improved germination rates, higher yield, and reduced losses,” says Dr. Katie Wilkins, Senior Plant Scientist at Vertical Future, about Zayndu’s ‘activated…

Terra Firma Foods:

“Back to the future” with terraponic growing

“Using our proprietary NexGen farming model and methodology, we grow nutritious, insect-free, and soil-enhanced food. We have pioneered and developed 'terraponics' to enhance our success in organic farming,” says Ray Urrutia, president and CEO of Terra Firma Foods. Terra Firm Foods has developed a 'back…

From student project to successful start-up

What began as a student project has now developed into a successful start-up. In 2015, co-founders William Simmonds (CEO) and Lucien Fesselet (CTO) started experimenting with drones in greenhouses to collect data about crops under the name Applied Drone Innovations. During the trials, they realized that…

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The role of agtech in a greener world

On Tuesday, November 9th, Bloomberg hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss how decision-makers in the AgTech industry are utilizing technology to give businesses and society new tools to tackle the world’s most perplexing issues. Through the lens of emerging technologies, they will examine how local…

New irrigation unit to be released on GrowTech Antalya

One of the problems generally experienced in irrigation systems in the market is that water and fertilizer cannot be sent to the root zone of the plant at the desired values ​​and thus unbalanced fertilizer distribution is experienced between irrigation periods. The newly developed Pride Irrigation Unit,…

Citadel Biocat:

On-site production of biostimulant

“Using Biocat OSAA ‘H’ (Horticulture) and ‘MORE’ (Cannabis), we’ve seen growers take plants heavily infected with fungal disease, re-energize them, and then put them back with healthy plants. Our product makes plants more disease-resistant, demonstrating increased size and yield when compared to the…

horticulture's finest presented at Expo 2020, Dubai

"Given the local climate conditions in the Gulf region, local and safe food production is not an easy task"

It is a prime example of the horticultural technology that has adorned the Expo 2020 in Dubai since the beginning of last month: a meter-high conical biotope houses 10,000 edible plants in the middle of the Dutch pavilion. With this unusual creation, various horticultural suppliers are demonstrating how…

Bever Innovations:

Jordi Mol hired as new Business Development Manager

Jordi Mol started work last month as Business Development Manager Horticulture at Bever Innovations. His job is to continuously increase the brand awareness and market share of the Leaf Carriers. "A fun challenge, because we have a fantastic product on our hands," he says. "What I like about Bever…

Grover: New autonomous mobile robot for hydroponic greenhouses

Grover is not your average farmer. It can lift more than 1,000 pounds and assists in the monitoring, watering, and harvesting of a wide variety of crops, from leafy greens to strawberries. Grover is a key component of Iron Ox's broader farming ecosystem, a closed-loop system that optimizes plant yield,…

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Japan: Semi-automated weigh system cuts costs and allows more efficiency

“We still see a lot of manual labor, which decreases production efficiency, producing inconsistent yields and increasing labor costs," the Yamato team says.  In the food processing industry, there are easy-to-damage, fragile, and sticky products that are difficult to weigh automatically. In reality, a fixed…


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