Machinery

A solution for keeping the air clean

A number of growers within the medical cannabis industry has a hard time complying with pharmaceutical standards. One of the main reasons is the need to provide clients with a consistent high-quality product, which can be achieved only through respecting the strict regulations that growers are asked to…

especially for the carts and trolley washers

Increasing demand for industrial washing machines

Trays and trolleys are often moved from one production location to another. These product carriers not only transport the products, but sometimes also include unwanted guests: bacteria and viruses. To prevent cross-contamination, the product carriers must be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Unifortes,…

US: Ag robotics startup raises $1.5 million seed round

Augean Robotics, a Philadelphia-based startup developing a collaborative robotic platform for the agriculture industry, has raised a $1.5 million seed funding round. The round was led by ffVC, with participation from S2G Ventures, Radicle Growth, and several others. As part of the round, the company has…

Japan turns to drones to replace ageing farmers

As farming communities age and more young people opt for office careers, Japan’s agriculture sector is turning to drone technology. The agriculture ministry plans to use drones to bring farming into the 21st century and make life easier for the shrinking number of people who work the land. Recent leaps…

China: Migrant worker exodus creates demand for drone pilots to help farmers

Zhu Beibei has his own company with a team of 30 drone pilots and he pulls in 3 million yuan (US$45,000) a year helping farmers in China spray weed killer. Demand for agricultural drone pilots has risen as the technology matures, enabling a skilled operator to cover more acreage than human effort ever…

Automation in the blooming cannabis market

Taboos against cannabis continue to go up in smoke, which has meant the rapid ascent of an entirely new industry. It’s also meant proliferation of new automated systems and machine designs for all stages of cannabis production — including growing, harvesting, processing, testing, packaging, and…

Handheld, backpack and air-assisted sprayers

Spring is in the air, which means it's spray season at CropKing. In order to combat pests, disease causing microbes and other "invaders", we use a sprayer to apply chemicals and protect the plants we are caring for. From handheld, to air-assisted sprayers or foggers, there are many options and lots of…

Lift cart collects data while crop work is done

It looks like a lift cart, it works like a lift cart but it’s not just a lift cart. The new Ecoation machine, the OKO lift cart, not only enables workers to lower, clip or twist the plants, but at the same time collects a large amount of data, offering insights on the crop and the expected yield.…

US (FL): Tecogen sells chiller to MMJ business

Tecogen, a clean energy company providing natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has announced the sale of three of its Tecochill "STx Series" chillers to an indoor cannabis growing operation near Tampa, FL. This marks Tecogen's first sale into Florida's recently legalized…

US (CA): Dutch technology powers 3 ha MMJ greenhouse

In Cathedral City, a neighborhood located next to Palm Springs in the Palm Desert, a 3 hectare project is being built for medicinal cultivation. Unique to this project is the use of the JSK cooling system, an in-house designed innovation by Certhon. In addition to the design and installation of the JSK…


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