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Investment to scale deployment of quantum dot technology in agriculture and energy

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-06 Wed 08:45
2021-Jan-06 Wed 08:45
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UbiQD has closed a $7M Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Scout Ventures and Keiretsu Forum, with key participation from Sun Mountain Capital, Epic Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Arcview Collective Fund, and others. UbiQD partner, Nanosys, also joined the round as a strategic investor.…

How Can Preventive Maintenance Save Food Processors Money?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-31 Thu 11:15
2020-Dec-31 Thu 11:15
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The right preventive maintenance approach can improve food safety while saving money. With the right plan, food processing professionals can prevent serious machine failure, decrease maintenance costs and get a better sense of which machines may be more trouble than they’re worth.

However, not every preventive maintenance plan is guaranteed to help processors cut costs. Investing in the right strategy and tools will be necessary for a business that wants to save money with effective maintenance.

The pros and cons of emerging technology in our food system

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-22 Tue 10:00
2020-Dec-22 Tue 10:00
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Emerging technologies for food systems, however optimistic, all have some potential negative trade-offs. This is pointed out in a new international study in which WUR also participated. “We have to find the best way to achieve all Sustainable Development Goals at the same time.” Humanity faces the grand…

Technology beats humans at growing strawberries in greenhouses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-16 Wed 16:00
2020-Dec-16 Wed 16:00
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Technology beat farmers at growing strawberries in the inaugural Smart Agriculture Competition organized by Pinduoduo, China’s largest agri-focused technology platform, underscoring its potential to raise agricultural productivity and increase food security. The four technology teams, which employed data…

Simulate the light transmission of your greenhouse project with Hortinergy

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-03 Thu 14:48
2020-Dec-03 Thu 14:48
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Simulate the light transmission of your greenhouse project with Hortinergy

You can simulate with Hortinergy  the light transmission and heat losses of your greenhouse project with our large library of transparent and opaque covers.

Hortinergy’s latest update includes a complete library of transparent and diffusing covers (glass, plastic, etc.).

The transmission models of plastic foils (clear, diffuse)  have been validated in the research greenhouses at ASTREDHORRATHO with an accuracy of 95% within the Dilight project.

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📄 Photoconversion fluoropolymer films for cultivating plants under conditions of insufficient insolation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-30 Mon 11:18
2020-Nov-30 Mon 11:18
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Plants are capable of using mainly the quanta of the red and blue parts of a spectrum for the reception of energy during photosynthesis. However, for many crops grown indoors in high latitudes or under conditions of insufficient insolation, the average daily intensity of the red and blue parts of the…

Agriculture 4.0: reaping the benefits of technology

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-27 Fri 18:26
2020-Nov-27 Fri 18:26
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Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in layered, vertical stacks under controlled indoor conditions. The environment is precisely adjusted to ...

Agri-tech set to transform the future of African food security

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-26 Thu 13:20
2020-Nov-26 Thu 13:20
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Microsoft has been partnering with public and private organisations to develop systems that support better policy making around agriculture. This is made clear by the number of organisations working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) in Kenya to bring state of…

Autogrow challenges other industry players to publish APIs

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:43
2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:43
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Autogrow is calling for more public APIs (Application Programming Interface), giving increased access for growers to their own data, and fostering faster innovation in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry. “To date, large industry players have not publicly published APIs’, but our argument is…

Hoogendoorn Growth Management introduces IIVO

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-09 Fri 13:26
2020-Oct-09 Fri 13:26
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Connecting nature and technology

On October 8, 2020, Hoogendoorn Growth Management organized an exclusive launch event to launch its biggest innovation yet: IIVO. Not just a new all-in-one process computer, but so much more than that. IIVO is a next level climate computer.

Complexity made easy IIVO provides smart technology for greenhouse growers. A combination of smart software and state of the art hardware. This truly unique system is capable of monitoring, controlling and maintaining any greenhouse. Allowing you to grow more, at higher quality while using minimal resources. Not only is the system highly effective, it is also extremely efficient and sustainable, generating maximum results. Whether you were born in a greenhouse, or never been in one. With self-learning controls and integrated security, it is undoubtedly the future of horticulture, and the first step towards automated growing.

Effortless growth IIVO constantly and consistently monitors every aspect of your greenhouse environment, including climate conditions, irrigation and energy management. But the system is capable of so much more. The system collects and archives data to create a complete and holistic overview of the conditions inside your greenhouse. IIVO can then be used as an advanced control computer to determine the specific needs of your crop at any given moment.

Adding tech hardware and software to your greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:17
2020-Jul-21 Tue 09:17
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Greenhouse computers and equipment have transformed the way we grow. The IoT is pushing the future of farming to the next level, and smart agriculture is becoming more commonplace among growers. High tech cultivation is quickly becoming the standard thanks to agricultural automation, all operating on…

Connecting technology & business to create healthy, resilient food systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:54
2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:54
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The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual. This year’s summit will be live online on July 23, 2020, providing an opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time for our industry. Farm operators, food retailers and investors will present live, before…