History of Farming: Current Day Implications & Needed Changes

Farming is a symbol of humanity’s dominance over animals and plants to provide sustenance for survival. Early Neolithic peoples practiced agriculture as early as 20,000 BC, marking perhaps one of the most critical turning points in civilization. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the way farming is practiced, but at its core is …

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Farming Techniques: Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management is a holistic, broad-based approach for managing pests. The goal of IPM is to keep the population density of pests at the lowest possible level to prevent damage to crops without completely eradicating them. Additionally, IPM strives to maintain healthy crops without disrupting the ecosystems in agricultural land using natural pest control …

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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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The Global Vegetable Shortage, And How Katif Is Addressing It

Vegetables are great. They can help reduce our global carbon footprint, live healthier, and they’re delicious. But, did you know that research indicates we will face a global vegetable shortage within the next 4 years? By the year, 2050, the world population will reach about 9.7 billion people. Population growth, coupled with increased income and overall higher caloric intake requirement, …

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