Crop Recipes

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10

'Even with the best technology, 30 degrees is a bit warm for tomato production'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-23 Wed 13:15

Growing tomatoes in the desert using nothing but sunlight and seawater is a quantum leap forward for agtech innovation. So how can this technology be scaled and how can remote labour be found to help power Australia’s low-carbon food system? Imagine farming vegetables all year-round in Australia’s…

New techniques using AI for crop yield prediction models prove successful

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:11

After only four months Autogrow’s FarmRoad platform has developed several new techniques resulting in an additional five percent improvement, with some growers hitting 95% yield accuracy. “A five percent improvement may not sound big however when you are talking about scale that equals hundreds of…

Increasing yield, while improving plant quality and driving down energy costs

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:40

“We’re here to empower cultivators worldwide to explore the interaction between light and life, increasing their yields and plant quality while achieving new margins and profits,” says Steve Graves, VP of Business Development at Fluence by OSRAM. The company was founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, by…

TH: 'We are lacking research here to back up the benefits of indoor growing'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:40

Thai startup Wangree Fresh has been in the market for over two years now. Krisana Tamvimol, Founder and CEO has done research on more than 200 local vegetables. Eventually, he decided to grow four different vegetables in his Wangree Fresh farm: kale, spinach, rockets and swiss chard. Wangree Fresh has…

Water-soluble carbon nanoparticles improve lettuce under salinity stress

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-17 Mon 07:54

Seed germination is a critical developmental phase for seedling establishment and crop production. Increasing salinity stress associated with climatic change can pose a challenge for seed germination and stand establishment of many crops including lettuce. In a recent study, researchers show that water…

Automated solutions to optimize the energy balance of your crop

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 13:55

In June team AuTomatoes won the second edition of Wageningen University’s Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. There was no discussion about the team’s win, they scored highest on all three grading criteria, making them the absolute winner. In their strategy the team applied the principles of Plant…

Irrigation de-mystified: 'growers like to be on the safe side, risking overwatering their crops'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:07

Plants need water and fertilizer to grow. In the hi-tech glasshouse industry, growers apply both at the same time. A fertilizer injection system provides the fertilizer, and the drip irrigation system distributes the water evenly to the plants. How hard can it be? When Godfrey Dol, he is writing the…

In control of crop transpiration

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:06

Summer is nearing its end and fall is approaching. This means shorter days, lower temperatures, and a change in the rhythm of life. And it’s no different for your crop: it will be transpiring less and its water requirements will decrease. These factors must be taken into account so that the crop and its root system stay healthy…

Greenhouse production management supported by greenhouse crop models

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-24 Fri 09:41

People’s living standards rapidly improve because of the development of economy in China , consumers demand for high-quality and safe agricultural products. Shanghai Lankuaikei Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Wageningen University in the Netherlands started a 4-year cooperation project “Big Data…

Sensors were allowed to prove themselves by test with increased pre-night temperature in tomato

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:54

In 'The Road to Digital Green Fingers' project, researchers increased the pre-night temperature in a tomato cultivation by one degree for four weeks. In this way, the crop was 'bullied' to see how far it could go, but especially also to understand the physiology behind the measurements. The better that…