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.
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.
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.