Wageningen University & Research’s successful second Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge yielded powerful insights and ‘globally applicable’ algorithms, with AI teams outperforming human growers.
This video highlights some of the high-tech commercial vertical-farming operations supplying fresh greens to cities across the world – and some of the big-name investors backing them.
Fresh Local Produce of Ohio is reaping the benefits of its automated production system, with huge demand for its pre-packed salads in the COVID-19 shutdown.
Manufacturing industry experts say preparing to do business post-COVID-19 means transitioning to a more flexible, more localised and less ‘human-dependent’ way of working.
Scanit Technologies has netted US$250,000 in prize money with its novel in-field platform that detects airborne plant pathogens and alerts growers, enabling them to take action to prevent potentially devastating crop infections.
The world’s in lockdown but cherry tomatoes grow on, minus human contact, in the greenhouses at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands.
At the Food Agility CRC’s inaugural Summit, 200+ attendees from across the agri-food sector explored the future of the sector in Australia: its challenges, opportunities and constraints. Watch the highlights video here.
The digital future of Australia’s ag-food sector is explored by experts in the field at the Food Agility Summit in February 2020. Think sensors, satellites, LIDAR and AI, 5-G connectivity, automation and more.
PATs’ tiny bat-like drone is ‘an artificial predator’ that hunts down harmful insects in greenhouses and kills them mid-air. ‘revolutionising an industry with a sustainable solution’, claim the micro-drone’s Dutch developers.
In the quest to cut food miles, cover less costly acreage and leave ever-smaller carbon footprints, food businesses are innovating like there’s no tomorrow.