Wageningen University & Research’s successful second Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge yielded powerful insights and ‘globally applicable’ algorithms, with AI teams outperforming human growers.
Glasshouse producer-marketer Flavorite is emulating the European horticulture sector, growing cucumbers in high-tech glasshouses in a bid to bring year-round consistency to Australia’s cucumber supply chain.
Wageningen, the Netherlands’ premier protected-cropping research institute, has chosen a broad-spectrum LED solution from Fluence for its Serre Red greenhouse, which will conduct critical research into the world’s most costly crop diseases.
Sydney-based inventor David Soo has grown vanilla worth $600,000 in a custom-made high-tech geodome in which everything can be controlled remotely via smartphone.
The supply-chain disruption precipitated by the pandemic shutdown may provide the motivation needed to reinvigorate urban agriculture, contends protected cropping expert Oula Ghannoum.
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.
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.
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.
An Atherton Tablelands farmer who invested in a 2,000sqm greenhouse to grow capsicums year-round talks about the costs, challenges and rewards of going undercover in the tropics.