An Enabling Technology that Addresses California’s Water Crisis

iCAST™ Crop Cultivation System—A Disruptive Agricultural Technology to Watch

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California is in the midst of one of its worst droughts in recent history, which is taking a significant toll on local farmers. Little to no rain since 2011 has drained groundwater levels to record lows, and the snow caps of the Sierra Nevada mountains have receded to the brink of disappearance. This has led to a considerable need for new enabling technologies that not only understand the constraints faced by today’s farmers, but also aid in ensuring an environmentally and economically sustainable future. This market insight will outline the major challenges facing today's farmers and highlight a specific enabling technology, the iCAST™ Crop Cultivation System, that has the potential to transform the future of agriculture.

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An Enabling Technology that Addresses California’s Water CrisisExecutive SummaryKey FindingsThe ChallengeThe ChallengeReceding Snow Caps of Half DomeEl Niño ChallengesCalifornia’s Drought ConsequencesCalifornia’s Drought Consequences—Key FactsCalifornia’s Drought Consequences—Key Facts (continued)Groundwater ChallengesWater Rights Challenges Facing California’s FarmersUnmet Needs of California’s Farmers Unmet Needs of California’s Farmers (continued)3 Key Trends Driving the Need for Enabling TechnologiesThe SolutionThe Solution—iCAST™ Crop Cultivation SystemiCAST™—Integrated Cultivation-Accelerating SystemHow iCAST™ WorksiCAST Cabbage and Tomato Cultivation Field TestsiCAST™ Cabbage Cultivation Field Trial ResultsiCAST™ Cabbage Cultivation Field Trial Results (continued)iCAST™ Cabbage Cultivation Field Trial Results (continued)iCAST Cabbage Cultivation Field Trial—Key NotesiCAST™ Grape Tomato Cultivation Field Trial ResultsiCAST™ Grape Tomato Cultivation Field Trial Results (continued)iCAST Grape Tomato Cultivation Field Trial—Key NotesCorn and Soybean Cultivation by iCAST™Corn and Soybean Cultivation by iCAST™—Installation Corn and Soybean Cultivation by iCAST™—Growth Corn and Soybean Cultivation by iCAST™—42 Days after Seeding Corn and Soybean Cultivation by iCAST™—Growth after 80 Days Corn and Soybean Cultivation by iCAST™—80 Days after Seeding iCAST™ Efficacy Summary Concluding Remarks—Transform or Be DisruptedConcluding RemarksConcluding Remarks (continued)Legal DisclaimerThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition: Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy




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