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  • Australian vegetable farms could be fully automated by 2025

    Australia could see fully automated vegetable farms by 2025, according to top robotics researchers, with the ability to automate the entire production process for some crop commodities emerging through targeted research and development in the industry. The latest edition of the InfoVeg Radio R&D podcast, developed specifically for Australian vegetable producers, features the developer of the ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Pakscan wireless valve control is “perfect fit” for tank farm automation

    The Rotork Pakscan wireless valve control system is described as a “perfect fit” for a petroleum tank farm automation project in the USA. In 2011, an operating division of Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP) began building a single product tank farm at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, consisting of six 100,000 barrel tanks and four booster pumps to serve nearby truck and ship ...


    By Rotork

  • Lufa farms - re-inventing farming for the Urban age

    In an effort to bring attention to sustainable urban agriculture and direct-to-consumer farm relationships, Lufa Farms -- the world's first rooftop commercial greenhouse - will contribute one percent of the value of each fresh produce basket it sells to consumers to the David Suzuki Foundation. Mohamed Hage, founder and president of Lufa Farms, said Lufa also will make a small cash donation to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Remote pest managment with automated traps

    A decade spent developing pheromones for pest management underscored the importance of these chemicals for Michael Gilbert, president and CEO of British Columbia’s SemiosBio Technologies Inc. But at a cost of up to $5,000 a kilogram, pheromones are also one of the costliest pest control products on the market, making targeted deployment key to cost-effectiveness. Ideally, growers would ...


    By Semios

  • Precision Farming Industry Analysis & Forecast for 2013 - 2018

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Applications (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring, Scouting) - Global Forecast & Analysis (2013 - 2018)" new market research report to its store. The global population is expected to rise up to, nearly, 7.5 billion ...


  • Start-up promises to revolutionise shrimp farming

    A UK start-up says it has developed a low-cost, ecological alternative to traditional shrimp farming by using bacteria as both a water filter and food for its shrimp. IKEA-like portable units using microbes and solar power to cheaply grow shrimp indoors ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Retrofit upgrade at Turkey’s largest refinery chooses Rotork valve automation

    Rotork valve actuation and two-wire digital control technology has been chosen for a major upgrade and automation programme at the Tupras Izmit refinery in Turkey. Tupras is Turkey’s largest industrial company and leading refiner, operating four refineries of which Izmit is the largest. First opened in 1961, production at Izmit of commodities including LPG, naphtha, petrol, jet ...


    By Rotork

  • Floating Farms in the Future – Water Storage Tanks Would Play a Role

    A lot of things might sound far fetched at first, but in no time at all they find themselves being implemented and being totally the norm. Could that be the case with the floating farms we read about in this week’s Daily Mail? A team from Barcelona has designed floating farms that could feed the world in forthcoming decades. Multi-levelled structures would be used to, not only catch fish, ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Exciting Farming Projects Benefit from £18M Government Funding

    There were some exciting announcements in farming this week as Defra revealed 15 agri-tech projects that are due to receive a share of £18 million from the Government and industry to help speed up agriculture innovation and their commercial viability. According to Farmers Guardian, they are the first industrial research awards to be funded by the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst, which ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • SCR Announces a New Mobile and Web App for Farm Data Control for SCR Heatime® HR Users

    SCR Engineers Ltd. today announced a new mobile and web app service to provide farmers who use the SCR Heatime® HR System for cow monitoring with expanded capabilities. SCR HealthyCow24® increases farmers' flexibility and mobility through a rich set of enhanced capabilities, including seamless connectivity with third party systems, and automated data backups. ...


    By SCR

  • StocExpo 2016: Implico to Preview New OpenTAS Release 6

    “Designed for Tomorrow” is the title of Implico’s presentation at StocExpo 2016 showcasing its latest innovations for the downstream business. Attracting industry experts from all over Europe, StocExpo is the tank terminal sector’s biggest trade show. This year, the event will run from 15-17 March in Antwerp. One highlight at Implico’s stand at E14 will be a ...


    By Implico Group

  • OpenTAS now with Truck Operations Cockpit

    International software and consulting company Implico has expanded its leading tank farm administration system OpenTAS to include a Truck Operations Cockpit (TOC) module. Pilot customer TransTank confirms time savings and improved usability for tank farm planners. TOC gives OpenTAS users in tank farms an overview of all key truck operation processes. Planners ...


    By Implico Group

  • Mobile access to terminal information

    The Implico Group has launched a new app for its OpenTAS product range – OpenTAS TFM. Aimed at refineries and tank storage providers working with the OpenTAS terminal management and terminal automation system, the app has been available from the AppStore since the beginning of the month. TFM stands for Tank Farm Management. The app provides users from management, sales and operations with ...


    By Implico Group

  • Accelerated Genetics Offers Afimilk Silent Herdsman Cow Monitoring System

    Accelerated Genetics, a leading A.I. company, announced it is partnering with Israeli-based Afimilk, Ltd. to provide the Afimilk  Silent Herdsman cow monitoring system to North ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • Lockheed Martin´s Technology-Infused Mobile Fish Pen Named A Top 25 Invention By TIME Magazine

    You've heard the old saying — there are plenty of fish in the sea — however, this may not always be the case. The inability of wild fisheries to supply the burgeoning demand for healthful and protein-rich seafood has given rise to a ...


    By Lockheed Martin

  • OpenTAS 5.0 premiers at StocExpo

    From 13 to 15 March 2012, the European tank terminal industry will meet up in Rotterdam for this year's StocExpo. The international consulting and software company Implico will be exhibiting at Stand 226/234, focusing primarily on OpenTAS 5.0. The new release of the terminal administration and automation system has been available since January and has already been rolled out to some ...


    By Implico Group

  • Precision Fertiliser Project Underway

    Always a good source of farming related news and information, The Western Morning News reveals how a consortium of British businesses led by GrowHow UK has won funding to support the development of an automated system for the precision application of nitrogen fertiliser and plant growth regulators. The £1 million kitty required to develop the precision technology is funded through ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Micro-insurance scheme pays off for Kenyan farmers

    Some of the farmers who lost their crops in the Horn of Africa drought this year may be able to afford farming next season, with the help of a 'micro-insurance' scheme. Kilimo Salama — Swahili for 'safe ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How to improve milk collection and milk

    Collection of milk from farmer to dairy is done in many different ways in Europe. One should think that collection of milk is pretty straightforward but in reality there are different ways of doing the job depending on traditions, sizes of the farms, level of automation etc. Most dairies will surely agree on the importance of receiving milk of a certain quality and that the cost of collecting the ...


    By Poul Tarp A/S

  • European owners satisfied with their Direct 2.0 tractors

    The latest version of Valtra’s stepless transmission has won praise from owners around the world. The new Direct 2.0 is even easier to use, more powerful, quieter, more comfortable and more fuel efficient than previous versions. For example, cab noise levels on the T163 EcoPower model have been reduced to just 68.5 decibels. The Direct 2.0 transmission is available with the N123, N143, ...

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