LetFarm is expanding to other countries and we are looking for potential partners and test farms in your country! After succesful launch in Denmark using a nationwide partner for support and sales activities - we are looking for a partner to help us do the same abroad in either one or more countries.
Is Vertical Farming Here to Stay?
Farmers growing vertically, in a warehouse, say they can grow 100 times more greens per square foot than traditional farms. Videos and articles are popping up everywhere about new vertical farms opening. An article from Business Insider features a new farm called Bowery, located in New Jersey. Using LED lighting that mimics natural light and instead of soil, growing hydroponically, they are producing over 80 different varieties of greens. Watering, moving plants, changing lighting, or atmosphere are being...
Farm Management and Technology Field Day on Aug. 9
Farmers are always looking for ways to be more efficient and self-sustainable, and energy technology is one way to accomplish both. The Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension is hosting a field day Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ward Campbell Farm, 11440 Palmyra Road in North Jackson. The focus of the event is how energy technology, such as solar and wind technology, can fit into a farm management plan. “Farmers will get to see and learn about efficient farm management and how...
Maryland confronts overuse of antibiotics on farms
A new law in Maryland will prohibit the routine use of antibiotics on animals that are not sick, a procedure health experts believe helps spread drug resistant bacteria. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act will also require the Department of Agriculture to collect publicly available data on use of antimicrobial drugs in the state. Maryland joins California as the second state confronting antibiotic use in farm animals. Per Scientific American, the Maryland law “go[es] further than the U.S. Food and Drug...
NDVI and Your Farm: Understanding NDVI for Plant Health Insights
NDVI and Your Farm: Understanding NDVI for Plant Health Understanding your crops’ health status isn’t the easiest thing to do. Sure, you can use the “eye test”, and a number of foliar contact and direct measurement techniques. But, what if there was an easy, fast and efficient way to see the health of plants and their status and progress over time? That’s where Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data comes in. NDVI is often discussed without much explanation. Even at...
Europe can improve decision making by better monitoring of agriculture
The greening and cross-compliance measures that have been introduced in Europe`s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) pose challenges to policy evaluators. Policy makers lack good data to monitor if their measures are effective and efficient. In a large pilot a consortium of researchers with 1,100 farmers from nine European countries have showed that it is possible to collect indicators on sustainability and other new relevant issues such as innovation. This FLINT project proposes to change the current Farm Accountancy...