Bees are important to crop production in the United States.
Bee vectoring technology (BVT) uses commercially reared bees to deliver targeted crop controls through pollination and replacing chemical pesticides with an environmentally safe crop protection system.
The scientifically designed bumblebee hive allows bees to pick up a small amount of pest control powders on their legs that they disperse when they travel within the field.
This innovation improves sustainable farming, crop yield, and soil quality. BVT’s solution works on farms of all sizes
Sydney-based AgTech startup LLEAF (luminescent light emitting agricultural film) has opened
its first solar laboratory in Mona Vale.
LLEAF specialises in
the development of light spectrum shifting dyes to create colour
conversion films. The films are used in greenhouses, and effectively
behave as an additional light to help plants produce cellular energy.
The technology allows crops to be grown in challenging environments, and improves yields by up to 20 per cent. The facility includes isolated chambers with high temperature plasma lamps enabling the testing of real-world conditions and to deliver forecasts to yields for customers.https://www.innovationaus.com/sun-shifting-startup-lleaf-opens-vast-new-sydney-laboratory/