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Chain AgTech Empowers Farmers With Controlled Indoor Environments
Cubic farm systems specialize in growing plants in controlled indoor environments. The chain-ag tech will empower farmers not only in North America but now in the Australian market to help farmers grow  predictable farm produce 365 days a year. This technology is particularly welcomed in Australia due to the issues of natural disasters and food scarcity in some regions. CubicFarms is an automated, environment-controlled system where trays of high-value crops like leafy vegetables, herbs and other crops follow a patented, undulating “V-shape” path that ensures all sides of the plant are evenly bathed in light to maximize growth.
25 April 2021 by April Chepovs...
 
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Art & Agriculture: Photobiology illuminates Dutch Fields Improving Crop Growth
In the Netherlands, illuminated lights dance across the fields.   Daan Roosegaarde’s GROW project uses photobiology light science technologies to create art and increase crop yield. Certain combinations of blue, red and ultraviolet (UV) light can enhance plant growth and may reduce the use of pesticides by up to 50%.Read More at: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/light-led-crops-pesticides-sustainable-agriculture
22 April 2021 by April Chepovs...
 
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Greenhouses in Space: Solving Food Production Needs
Nanoracks, a commercial space company plans developing orbiting greenhouses for super-resilient crops that would grow in the harshest environments on Earth. The American company, in Houston, Texas, contracted with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to open a space farming research center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The lab would research resilient crops, fly the crops in space and subsequently test the ability of the crops to grow in arid conditions on our planet.Read More Here:https://www.space.com/space-greenhouses-nanoracks-food-crisisImage credit: Nanoracks/Mack Crawford)
18 April 2021 by April Chepovs...
 
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Cannabis Supplies New Medical Possibilities
Cannabis is a game changer when it comes to Ag technology in the U.S.  Staggering numbers of new cannabis strains offers thousands of diverse opportunities for new medicinal development opportunities.Science and technology dealing with modern genomics can help those who work in the industry manipulate cannabis genetics creating  the next ultimate DNA sequence. Read more: https://www.healthtechzone.com/topics/healthcare/articles/2020/05/12/445381-how-innovations-technology-affecting-medical-recreational-cannabis-industries.htm
15 April 2021 by April Chepovs...
 
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Drones Increase California Vineyard Health
Drones make growing grapes in the California vineyards more healthy.The drones utilize invisible light taking  photos using multispectral cameras. They connect those images and then the composite image is processed by a proprietary Enhanced Vegetation Index computer algorithm. This creates a colored image which makes vine vigor visible which alerts the vineyard personnel in charge to various levels of health in their vineyard. Vigor maps are like compasses.  They tell them where vines are weak.
14 April 2021 by April Chepovs...
 
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Pop-Up Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics to Protect Farm Workers in the U.S.A.
A landmark effort in Coachella Valley, California  is  underway to bring the COVID-19 vaccine directly into the fields. Thousands of farm workers, considered essential workers in the U.S.A. are being pulled into pop-up vaccination clinics hosted by growers and run by the county Health Department.Covid-19 has been a tremendous problem in farming communities because workers at times do mot have access easily to water and soap for hand washing, live in close quarters and are not insured or far away from medical facilities. Many are in need of PPE.
13 April 2021 by April Chepovs...
 
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