Uncontrolled growth of apps causes issues in food sector

Apps are often very useful, provided they are compatible with other apps and the underlying larger information systems used by businesses. If this is not the case, the convenience and advantages quickly give way to extra administrative burdens and, thus, disadvantages. This is an example of what…

Laava Tech:

Providing energy savings by matching light pulses to photosynthetic mechanisms

“Unlike other companies, Laava Tech works according to the light and dark phases of photosynthesis, which differs between plants and throughout the life cycle,” says Tatsiana Zaretskaya, CEO of Laava Tech, an Estonian provider of horticultural lighting solutions. Laava Tech offers complete horticultural…

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What is the difference between hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics?

Do you know your hydroponics from your aquaponics? And what features do aeroponics have to differentiate from both of these systems? Light Science Technologies offers an overview and addresses their benefits to indoor farming covering greenhouses, vertical farming, polytunnels, and medicinal plants.  What…

Recovering nitrate from the effluent stream

Van der Ende Groep has been nominated for the GreenTech Concept Award 2021 with the new Nitrate Recovery system. The products that are eligible for this Award are seen as products with progressive technology, in line with the trends in the market, and with the most potential to have a successful market…

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Can "cobots" transform the agriculture industry?

Today, living in the era of robotic technologies and automation fosters a heightening interest in agri-tech. Cobots remain the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation, projected to grow at a CAGR of 43.4% from 2021 to 2027. However, with the constant rise of cobot usage, existing government…

Servitization of installations: Operational reliability of equipment in the greenhouse

The starting point of servitization is that service and maintenance are no longer seen as a cost item. It is an additional revenue model for the grower. It's all about operational reliability. Installers no longer just supply their equipment, they also provide operational reliability. And that benefits…

Certhon:

New harvest robot introduced

Since April, a multifunctional robot has been helping to harvest tomatoes in a Westland greenhouse. The robot is the result of the cooperation between greenhouse construction and greenhouse technology company Certhon and Denso, the Japanese automotive technology company that invested in the company last year. "The robot moves in…

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Conceptual Martian greenhouse presented at conference

In 2019, a team of eight UC Davis undergraduate students developed a concept for the Martian Agriculture and Plant Science (MAPS) Greenhouse that was selected as a Top 5 Finalist in the 2019 NASA BIG Idea Challenge. Two years later, their ideas continue to circulate as their paper was presented in April…

Singapore: Seeding innovation and opportunities in agritech

A stone’s throw away from the NUS campus, tucked in a shady spot within Singapore Science Park, lies one of the newest innovation and incubation facilities powered by NUS Enterprise – the NUS Agritech Centre. Housed in the Cavendish building, the NUS Agritech Centre is a unique amalgamation of art and…

New nanosensor allows rapid plant hormones testing

A nanosensor is developed to rapidly test synthetic auxin plant hormones. Researchers from the Disruptive & Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in…

Hungary: Harvesting robot developed for hydroponics plants

Human-robot collaboration is at the center of a project to make hydroponic crop production more efficient. "We are still afraid to accept collaborative robots on a large scale. To promote the use of these robots, we have to focus on safety,"  says Jozsef Toth, one of the researchers. "To generate acceptance…

Which type of greenhouse is most sustainable? Smart software can answer that

Anyone investing in a new greenhouse's first question is always, 'what will it cost'? However, investors are increasingly also asking greenhouse builders about the most sustainable choice. Is it a glass or plastic tunnel greenhouse, or perhaps a vertical farm? There are many speculations and advocates of…

Janet Rippy, BioDART:

"We can make your data work for you"

Growers are always interested in trying to produce their crops better, more efficiently, or quicker to market. "But before trying something different (a new fertilizer, substrate or amendment, genetics or a process), they would probably want to see how it will work before using it for their entire…

Three main components causing the digital agriculture revolution

“The farming industry is undergoing a digital revolution. Thanks to the large-scale availability of sensors, cameras and other mobile and computing technologies that we could only dream of in the past, growers have great amounts of data at their disposal,” says Dr. Gajendra Pratap Singh. Cause of the…

Digital freight forwarder Shypple acquires Milestone to become first digital forwarder platform for perishables

Shypple, the Rotterdam-based digital freight forwarding platform, today announces that it has acquired Milestone, a leader in perishable logistics, becoming the first digital freight forwarder in the market for air and ocean freight perishables. By joining forces with Milestone, Shypple adds capabilities…

How IoT and machine learning are automating agriculture

A new generation of farmers is turning to technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and machine learning to automate agricultural production, alleviating the need to…

NPEC selects Czech company for growth chambers

"We are pleased to announce that we have selected the Czech company Photon Systems Instruments (PSI) to build the NPEC module 4 High Throughput Phenotyping (HTP) growth…

"Central and Eastern Europe can be the powerhouse of global food security"

"Closed-system farming helps tackle the biggest challenges in global food supply security", says Tungsram president & CEO Joerg Bauer.   Climate change causing extreme weather conditions in certain areas, overpopulation, soil contamination, the depletion of areas suitable for agricultural production, urbanization, and growing…


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