Technology

“Farming should happen behind a layer of software”

“We want to enable growers from the software side of things, allowing them to benchmark themselves with every harvest and forgo bringing in plant experts by focusing on their own historical data,” says David Ahmed, founder of hexafarms.  hexafarms is a technology company that has been working diligently since…

Photosynthetic's approach to AI and machine learning in vertical farming

"In a vertical farm, the major operating costs are attributed to energy use, of which artificial lighting is one of the main components. Reducing this cost is critical if controlled environment agriculture is to become a more profitable production method, and this is the main problem we are trying to…

Doing business on a platform for which you’ll be rewarded in 'green coins'

"We at LeafAI made it our mission to address and start solving the problems of farmers, resource scarcity, and access to economic identity. Giving everyone, from smaller-sized farmers, agri-device-producers, mission supporters, or end consumers, a place to let their voice be heard and a chance to develop…

"The future of UK plant breeding needs more diversity, collaboration and big data"

The future of UK plant breeding needs more diversity, collaboration, and big data. That was the key message from a knowledge exchange event held recently. The conference, hosted by Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and the Soil Association, opened up discussions to explore how plant breeding can contribute…

CarbonBook:

Real-time insights for sustainability and higher profits

“In vertical farming, numerous companies are positioning themselves around sustainability through reduced food miles and fewer chemicals, but there has been less conversation around carbon dioxide equivalence emissions. Retailers, grocers, and consumers are now asking for that reporting,” says Daphne…


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