Are you getting the numbers right for controlled environment food production?

Scott Prendergast, chief data officer at Edible Garden, with son Boston and daughter Evan, in the company’s 5-acre greenhouse facility in Belvidere, N.J. Photos courtesy of Edible Garden Organic hydroponic food grower Edible Garden stepped up its tech game by improving its product planning and product availability management. Starting with a 5-acre glass greenhouse facility […]

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JPFA Looking beyond the SDGs on 10th Anniversary

As the world is pursuing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, the Japan Plant Factory Association will highlight the importance of looking beyond the SDGs in its coming online event. The nonprofit organization will hold the “Japan Plant Factory Association 10th Anniversary Fest–10 Years of Progress, and Achieving the SDGs and Beyond” on Sept. 15-17. The […]

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2021 Virtual Plant Lighting Short Course

Working in partnership, GLASE, OptimIA, and LAMP are excited to announce the first annual Plant Lighting Short Course! This 6-week modular short course is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn about all aspects related to the selection, implementation, and benefits of plant lighting systems. In each sequential module, attendees will use interactive tools to define their […]

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iUNU announces acquisition of CropWalk, significantly expanding the consulting capacity for both

iUNU (“you knew”) is an agricultural machine vision company headquartered in Seattle, with satellite offices in California, Florida, and Toronto as well. Founded in 2013 and currently with over 40 employees across the world, the company leverages computer vision and machine learning to allow farms to better manage crop issues and optimize growth cycles. The […]

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Team ‘Koala’ winner of first phase Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

During the Online Challenge 46 teams from 24 countries grew virtual lettuce with the help of artificial intelligence, and evaluated images of lettuce in different growth stages. The U.S.-based team ‘Koala’ has won the Online Challenge, the first phase of the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, organized by Wageningen University & Research […]

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Why does energy efficiency matter when selecting LED grow lights?

Learn the 3 things to consider when choosing energy efficient lighting in your greenhouse or vertical farm.  __________ Before we get started, let’s set some ground rules for this article.  1. I want to believe that everyone wants to do what’s right for the planet as long as they think their business can afford it, […]

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Q&A, Expert Source: Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, an indoor farming company with hydroponic greenhouses located in cities across America

A Q&A with Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and CEO of Gotham Greens For those that do not know Gotham Greens, please tell us a little bit about the company and when the company was formed? Viraj: We are on a mission to transform how and where fresh food is grown. Gotham Greens is a pioneer in […]

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Indoor Ag Science Cafe’s latest video checks out how to turn a smart phone into a sensor

Purdue University professor turns smart phones into smart sensors Dr. Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Purdue University, has developed an easy-to-use, affordable smart sensor that’s proving valuable to indoor farmers for improving farm productivity and crop quality. Using only a smart phone and a connection to Dr. Nemali’s apps, users can quickly […]

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Indoor Ag-Con Partners with Brad McNamara, Farm Tech Society to Host 2-Day Virtual Indoor Agriculture Financing Program

‘Crossing the Chasm: Financing Indoor Ag From Seed To Scale’ To Feature Panel Discussions With Successful Indoor Ag Entrepreneurs, Their Investors & Other Experts On Nuances of Financing Across All Stages PRESS RELEASE — What is each stage of financing? How does financing change as you grow? Can you “skip the line”?… Attendees will get […]

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Shenandoah Growers, Virginia

Is the latest technology worth the investment for your hydroponic farm?

Photo: Shenandoah Growers, Virginia Remember: It is possible to operate a successful and profitable hydroponic farm in a hoop house, a greenhouse, vertical farm or even outside in parts of the world. There are only three primary reasons a grower or a farmer should invest in technology. Yet if you listen to anyone in the […]

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AppHarvest Acquires Agricultural Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Company Root AI to Increase Efficiency

Acquisition of Root AI and its signature robot, Virgo, bolsters company’s intelligent tools to produce foods sustainably Root AI CEO Joins AppHarvest as Chief Technology Officer MOREHEAD, Ky., — AppHarvest, Inc., a leading AgTech company and Certified B Corp focused on farming more sustainably using 90 percent less water than open-field agriculture and only recycled rainwater, […]

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Chris Higgins environmental movement

Who should lead the environmental movement?

Photo: Our decisions today affect our planet tomorrow.  Protect what you love, whether that be work or play. Simple answer, those with the most passion and perseverance. As the controlled environment agriculture industry we spend a significant amount of time discussing how we are going to improve our communities, the environment, the farming experience and the […]

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Wageningen Greenhouse challenge

Wageningen University Research and Tencent Announce 3rd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

Full autonomous control of greenhouse lettuce production Wageningen University & Research and Tencent are proud to announce the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. Multidisciplinary teams from around the world will use artificial intelligence to remotely produce lettuce. The goal of the third challenge – to be held between June 2021 and June […]

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NovaCropControl Research Center Confirms Moleaer’s Nanobubbles Produce More Efficient Nutrient Uptake and Water Usage

Study conducted by NovaCropControl found Moleaer’s oxygen-enriched nanobubbles improve root health, nutrient uptake, and ultimately tomato size while maintaining nutrient density. Carson, CA — NovaCropControl, an industry-leading research and testing centre based in the Netherlands, has completed its independent study evaluating the impact of chemical-free nanobubble enriched irrigation water on tomato fruit growth, pathogen control, […]

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