Nir Kenner

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Farming

In 2016, the EPA estimated that U.S. agriculture contributed nearly $330 billion in revenue to the economy[1]. However, as the climate continues to change and become more unpredictable, coupled with the global concerns of a growing population, farmers will face difficulty keeping up with the demand for agricultural products in the coming years. One method …

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Innovative Farming Technology: Plant Factories

Plant factories are facilities that produce high-quality vegetables (mostly leafy greens) throughout the year by artificially controlling the light, temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration, and culture solution of the growing environment. This innovative farming method allows growers to better plan production and produces vegetables roughly two to four times faster than traditional farming. The high-tech, automated …

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Pesticides in Farming: Current Day Implications & Needed Changes

Pesticides is an umbrella term for a multitude of chemicals like herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides that helps farmers control pests and weeds. In agriculture, herbicides make up 80% of all pesticide use. Pesticides allow farmers to protect their crops from pests that could potentially carry diseases. However, these chemicals also have many disadvantages as they …

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