I think the challenges for urban farmers could be the scale of its production. What if there is an investor utilize the urban farmer methods in large scale and make the processes (irrigation, post harvest, etc.) more productive and drop prices and flood the market?
@26:45 Laser weeding probably does require a substantial and fairly soil compacting power source but magnifying glass-like use of the sun requires only aim, focus and aperture control. And a clear sky at midday. A more 24/7 possibility is a kind of hybrid: the laser is stationary and fires at a targetting mirror on the bot.
Thank you for this video! I’ve been wanting to hear your thoughts on all these new tech developments. There’s a lot of hype here about them. News stories tend to focus on the environmental benefits of aeroponics & hydroponics. Customers get confused: isn’t organic good for the environment anymore. This video will help me explain the context in which these new tech solutions make sense.
The most exciting technology available is the camera looking over the garden.IT would be great to have a weather station, but Manitoba Agriculture have weather station over the province and they are close enough for now. Everything else seems far away and expensive.
It seems to me inevitable that automation will further develop in agriculture. There’s money in them robots! What does worry me is that agriculture is becoming increasingly vulnerable. Dependent on energy to produce and run the equipment which may be a problem as we move from a fossil fuel economy. Also automated and intelligent systems are vulnerable to hackers. High risk. Or we can unlock your