MU celebrates Henry Kirklin with dedication of learning lab

State-of-the-art lab is MU effort to raise awareness of the university’s first Black teacher

The University of Missouri today honored Henry Kirklin, a celebrated Black farmer and educator who lived in and around Columbia from 1858 until his death in 1938, with the naming of the Henry Kirklin Plant Sciences Learning Laboratory in his honor. Nearly a dozen of Kirklin’s descendants were in virtual…

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Malaysian agritech: Precision farming with AI, IoT and 5G

For a company that grows and delivers vegetables, Boomgrow Productions Sdn Bhd’s office is nothing like a farm, or even a vertical farm. Where farms are bedecked with wheelbarrows, spades and hoes, Boomgrow’s floor plan is akin to a co-working space with a communal island table, several cubicles,…

Sensei Ag

Sonia Lo, CEO at Sensei Ag says.

“Autonomy will not happen until we start sharing data”

In an emerging industry with companies eager to prove their technologies’ worth, Sensei Ag remains form-factor agnostic, meaning that the agtech company remains unbiased towards different farm hardware solutions – focusing more on software and plant biology. Sensei Ag is a market-changing agtech company…

Scalable dehumidification and cooling system

With vertical farming gaining popularity, the demand for high-precision climate control systems is increasing daily. One of the companies looking to meet that demand is Trane, a global provider in the manufacture of HVAC systems for various industries, including vertical agriculture. “Trane is a large manufacturer…

“Agriculture doesn’t lack for data – it needs better organisation of data to feed 10 billion”

As we look ahead to 2021, the challenge of overcoming Covid-19 still stands before us. The primary focus is on rolling out vaccines, but as worries about new variants come to the fore, we really do need to act at warp speed to get shots in arms and take additional measures if necessary.    To look at some of the…


Hi-tech robotic arms can transform traditional industries and research

While robotic technology has been widely used by big manufacturing companies to increase productivity, the high cost of getting started means many smaller businesses have yet to take advantage of its huge potential. However, Inovo Robotics, a Hong Kong-based technology start-up, is working to solve this…

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