25th June 2022
Corporate Digital Solutions

Dimmable & Spectrum Flexible LED Fixtures Offer Growers Maximum Control Over Lighting Installation

IJSSELSTEIN, 14 June 2022. Dutch Powerhouse Monarch, the smallest and most powerful top light on the market, has been improved. The water-cooled LED fixture is now available with a 1200W driver and more efficient LED chips, and can reach a light output of up to 4020 μmol/s. In addition, the top lights are now dimmable […]

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Digital Solutions Vertical Farming

Fluence Collaboration Shows Higher Yields, Lower Energy Consumption

Fluence VYPR 3p top lights markedly improve crop performance and energy output compared to HPS technology at JEM Farms Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced its research collaboration with JEM Farms, a Kingsville, Ontario-based cultivation facility, to explore the effects of LED-only lighting strategies […]

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Digital Solutions Hydroponics

Astro Banks A $60M Series B funding

Astro, an Indonesia platform enabling 15-minute grocery delivery to customers, announced on Monday that it secured a USD 60 million Series B funding round led by Accel, Citius, and Tiger Global, bringing its total investment to more than $90 million since it started in September 2021. The round has also seen participation from existing investors […]

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Digital Solutions Horticulture

Iron Ox Produce Now Available in Texas

After completing the construction of its new, larger, facility in Lockhart, Texas, AgTech company Iron Ox announced on the 23rd May the delivery of fresh produce on store shelves in the Austin area, and soon across the entire southwest region. Customers will be able to buy their healthy locally produced crops in nearby Louisiana, Arkansas […]

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Artifical Intelligence Digital Solutions

Rise Of AI Increases Cyber-Attack Risks

A research paper by Tzachor, et al, warns that the future use of artificial intelligence in agriculture comes with substantial potential risks for farms, farmers and food security that are poorly understood and under-appreciated. “The idea of intelligent machines running farms is not science fiction. Large companies are already pioneering the next generation of autonomous […]

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Digital Solutions

Nemo Garden May Enable Ocean Farm

Founded in 2021 by Sergio Gamberini, President of Italian scuba diving equipment manufacturer, Ocean Reef Group and his son, Luca Gamberini, Nemo’s garden aim at proving the viability of cultivating herbs, fruit and vegetables underwater. Nemo’s Garden’s key innovation, a sub-aqua biosphere, is a unique type of underwater greenhouse, able to harness the positive environmental […]

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Artifical Intelligence Digital Solutions Robotics

The AI Paradox In Global Food Supply Chains

Exponential population growth, restricted natural resources, climate change, diminishing arable land, and lack of farmers all contribute to the current global food insecurity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), international food prices reached an all-time high in February 2022, and the number of people facing food insecurity globally increased by an estimated 32% […]

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Artifical Intelligence Digital Solutions Robotics

Certhon Presents Its Latest Innovation: A Multifunctionnal Robot For Tomato Harvesting

Today, a new era in horticulture starts. Get to know the Certhon Harvest Robot: a multifunctional robot that detects, cuts and transports tomatoes to boxes all by itself. The deep-learning technology will make the robot smarter with each harvest. The functionalities The Certhon Harvest Robot can detect the fruits and sense which tomatoes are ready […]

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Artifical Intelligence Robotics

France: Farming Robotics As Seen by Naïo Technologies

Who is Naïo Technologies? Naïo Technologies is a company built around shared encounters: A decade ago its founders, Gaëtan Séverac and Aymeric Barthes heard how farmers had trouble maintaining their crops because of an increasingly difficult working condition and an overall decrease in qualified labour. The two engineers believed that new technologies – especially robotics […]

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Artifical Intelligence Digital Solutions Robotics

AeroFarms And Nokia Bell Labs Partner To Further AI-Plant Technology

AeroFarms and Nokia Bell Labs have unveiled a multi-year partnership. The goal is to combine their expertise and expand their joint capabilities in cutting-edge networking, autonomous systems, and integrated machine vision and machine learning technologies to identify and track plant interactions at the most advanced levels.   As part of this partnership, AeroFarms, a global […]

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