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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WayBeyond offers agriculture industry an alternative to Microsoft

Press Release – Tech innovator WayBeyond is taking on Microsoft’s Power BI and Excel products to give growers an alternative solution for integrating all their business data into one digital platform. “Historically the technology to manage your data was limited. Growers have gotten used to spreadsheets and other historical tools, however solutions now exist that […]

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Current Launches Next Gen Indoor Vertical LED Fixture: Arize Lynk²

Meet the Arize Lynk², the next generation indoor vertical farming fixture from GE Current, a Daintree company. Designed for multi-layer leafy green, microgreen and propagation applications, the Lynk² builds on the success of the first generation, providing more light, spectra, and flexibility than ever before. Here’s what is new with the dimmable Arize Lynk². 9 […]

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AppHarvest Announces First Harvest of Tomatoes from Flagship High-Tech Indoor Farm Shipping to Grocery Stores

The Beefsteak tomatoes are chemical pesticide-free, non-GMO and sustainably grown with 100% recycled rainwater; will first arrive in select national grocery stores this week January 19, 2021 (Morehead, Ky.)—AppHarvest, a leading AgTech company building some of the country’s largest high-tech indoor farms to grow affordable, nutritious fruits and vegetables at scale, has announced that its […]

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Job searching in horticulture?

Looking for a job in horticulture? We have some current job opportunities you might be interested in: SVP of Production (Multi-Site Vegetable Greenhouses) High growth is forecasted with localized distribution throughout the year.  Prior P&L experience over a minimum of 15 years is expected with cross-functional strategic leadership with the COO, real estate, production, sales […]

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Don’t miss the Agritecture Xchange virtual conference

Agritecture Xchange is a virtual conference connecting key innovations in the field ofAgTech to the future health of our cities. In the faceof climate change, rising populations, rapid urbanization – and a global pandemic – cities face increasing pressure to forge new partnerships and attract innovative solutions to guarantee thefood security of their residents. Unique […]

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Village Farms’ Clean Energy Subsidiary Renews and Extends Vancouver Landfill Gas Contract to Transition to Renewable Natural Gas Model

Press Release – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) today announced Village Farms’ wholly owned subsidiary, Village Farms Clean Energy, Inc. (“VFCE”), has renewed and extended its existing contract with the City of Vancouver under which VFCE receives landfill gas captured by the City of Vancouver at the City’s landfill site in Delta, BC (the “COV LFG […]

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