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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More than 6,300 professionals signed up for GreenTech Live & Online

Amsterdam – Over 6,300 horticulture professionals signed up for the virtual show GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October. Attendees from 107 countries watched 53 knowledge sessions with 121 speakers. Visitors, exhibitors and speakers made in total 3,431 matches. Research showed that the quality of the show was rated very good. What did the […]

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BASF Vegetable Seeds invests in autonomous growing

Data-driven, connected and sustainable vegetable production is the future  Together with corporate and academic partners, BASF Vegetable Seeds is making progress in the application of autonomous growing concepts. The company has already applied the concept to seed production, cultivation of a tomato variety and the screening of hydroponic lettuce varieties. A new project for cucumber […]

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GE Current, a Daintree company Donates Horticulture Lighting Fixtures to The Ohio State University

272 Arize Element L1000 LED fixtures are being gifted to OSU’s horticulture program to help bring light to a future greenhouse on campus The greenhouse aims to be operational in 2021 CLEVELAND—GE Current, a Daintree company has gifted 272 horticultural lighting fixtures to The Ohio State University to benefit the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, […]

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Making capital expenditure decisions during times of uncertainty e.g. COVID-19

By Silver Fern. Originally shared with GPN If you are an owner or manager of a business, you are likely an operator and an investor. As an investor, you decide what to do with the capital you have. Should you: 1) keep it in cash, 2) reinvest in your business, or 3) return it to […]

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What will AppHarvest bring to Appalachia, the U.S.?

AppHarvest is building a 60-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Eastern Kentucky that looks to resolve some of the major issues facing traditional field agriculture. Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of AppHarvest in Morehead, Ky., is a big believer in controlled environment agriculture. How big? His company is constructing a 60-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Eastern […]

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Autogrow releases public API to empower growers

Autogrow has released a public API (Application Programming Interface) allowing connectivity between their Folium sensor network and other farm sensor data. “Growers currently feel frustrated by not having systems that speak to each other. And the truth is that, until other large industry players also provide public APIs, growers are always going to be constrained […]

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Autonomous Greenhouse Forum on September 10

“Let’s talk about Autonomous Greenhouse” Date: September 10, 2020 Time: Starting at 12PM Eastern (~2.5 hrs) Place: Zoom (hosted by OSU) More info: Forum info site RSVP: Please pre-register, click here Autonomous greenhouse is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) in CEA but will become critical for our future development of CEA technologies (including applications to low […]

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CEO panelists to discuss ‘How to get indoor farm up and running’ on July 22, 2020

Leaders From Kalera, Vertical Harvest, Artesian Farms, & Danforth Plant Science Center Join Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar Series LAS VEGAS –Whether just starting out or looking for fresh new ideas to bolster a current operation, the CEO panelists joining the July 22, 2020 Indoor Ag-Conversations free webinar series from Indoor Ag-Con will offer participants a wealth […]

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Why does greenhouse equipment need to be simple?

By Chris Higgins What is the number one thing to look for in commercial horticulture and agriculture equipment? Simplicity. Simple well engineered commercial horticulture equipment performs best. Regardless of the product or the product category the best selling and most successfully used products are easy to learn, easy to use and easy to fix.  But, this […]

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New Daily Light Integral app and training videos from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

A new web app is available to calculate the light intensity and photoperiod required to achieve a certain daily light integral for plant growth for an electric light source, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes). In the app, you enter any two of the three items to calculate the third unknown value. For example, enter light […]

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GLASE webinar series

Dr. Anu Rangarajan from Cornell University joins the GLASE webinar series, June 18

The National Science Foundation-funded research project entitled “Strategic FEW (food, energy, water) and Workforce Investments to Enhance Viability of Controlled Environment Agriculture in Metropolitan Areas” (CEA Viability in Metro Areas) seeks to help the CEA industry develop a skilled workforce that will allow it to scale. As part of this project, Anu Rangarajan’s team has conducted research […]

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GreenTech Americas rescheduled to 16 – 18 March 2021

Amsterdam, 12 June 2020 – GreenTech Americas is moving from 25 – 27 August 2020 to 16 – 18 March 2021. The current health situation in Mexico, due to COVID-19, does not provide the optimal conditions to organize GreenTech’s first show in Querétaro. RAI Amsterdam and Tarsus, as organizers, recognize the power of face to face interaction […]

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