5 Things You Need to Know About Financing Your Farm

By Chris Rawley, CEO of Harvest Returns More producers are turning to indoor farming today to meet the demand for locally-grown produce, for its environmental benefits, and as a sustainable way to transform the food system. Building a new greenhouse or equipping a vertical farm can require significant amounts of capital. Indoor growers are faced […]

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GE Current, a Daintree company unveils broad spectrum offering at MJBizCon 2019

GE Current, a Daintree company recently unveiled its all-new broad spectrum offerings. The news is being featured as part of Current’s exhibit (#C8445) at the Marijuana Business Conference, where Current is showcasing the Arize™ Element L1000 top light, a one-for-one LED replacement for double-ended 1000-watt high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures.  The Arize™ Element is the […]

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The world’s smartest greenhouse and high bay grow light is now available with a “Hybrid” enriched white spectrum.

Press Release — Emeryville, California — LumiGrow today announced the release of their TopLight Hybrid smart fixture.  The LumiGrow Hybrid spectrum is an enriched white spectrum that takes the best of HPS and metal-halide strategies and improves upon them by boosting the red and blue. The Hybrid spectrum was designed for growers that want to grow […]

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Could open source agriculture revolutionize the industry?

Open source agriculture could redefine how plants are developed and produced. The terms “open source” and “open source technology” are most often used when referring to the development of computer software. Computer software source code is what programmers use to change how a software program or application operates. Attorney Andrew St. Laurent in his book […]

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Radicle Growth and Corteva Launch a Challenge to Invest $250k in a Top AgTech Innovator

Entries Open Until December 6; Finalists to Participate in the Pitch Day at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in March 2020 Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund, and Corteva Agriscience, a leading pure-play agricultural company, today announced the launch of The Radicle Challenge by Corteva, to be hosted at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. Together, Radicle and Corteva […]

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LumiGrow Launches Early Disease Detection Through Partnership with Scanit Technologies

Press Release – Emeryville, California – LumiGrow, a smart horticultural lighting company announced today that they’re launching a new product-line of early disease detection sensors and services.   Their innovative release is set to solve one of the most critical unmet needs in agriculture today. “Our partnership with Scanit Technologies marks a major shift in how […]

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Resource Innovation Institute to Host Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA – As California policy makers develop codes for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), Resource Innovation Institute (RII) will convene the inaugural Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions (IAES) Conference, connecting policy makers, utility program managers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, researchers, manufacturers, cultivators and investors to shape the future of energy policies and utility programs for […]

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Last Chance For Tickets! Pioneering Forum for Sustainability in Agriculture

International scientists, investors, directors, and advisors come together to share global initiatives and spur innovation.  Miami, Fl., October – This month’s Sustainability & Digitalization Leaders forum is the exclusive, comprehensive conversation every thought leader in agtech should be a part of. The SDL agenda demonstrates critical awareness of the most relevant sustainability issues across the […]

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Illumitex Launches NeoPAR-XO LED for Vertical Farming with 1820 PPF Output and FarmVision AI

Illumitex upgrades it’s popular grow-proven NeoPAR LED lighting system for vertical-farming to record performance levels and adds FarmVisionAI™ to see every plant, from anywhere, at anytime. [Press Release – Austin, Texas] Illumitex, a leader in LED Grow Lights and Digital Ag, announces NeoPARTM XO, a major upgrade to their grow proven NeoPAR LED lighting system designed […]

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What are the challenges to running a successful indoor farm?

(I had the opportunity to host the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Summit in Cleveland on Sept. 23, 2019.) The amount of investments made in the vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture industries has been well documented. Those companies that successfully raise capital are seen as industry heroes and it’s quickly assumed that they must have all […]

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Humidity control in greenhouses and other indoor plant environments

When choosing dehumidification equipment, there are a number of variables that have to be considered to ensure that it operates effectively with the crop and production facility. In this webinar Dr. Nadia Sabeh will discuss: How to transition from indoor production facilities to greenhouses. How to select a dehumidification system. The impact of plants on […]

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RoBotany Builds 60,000-square-foot Vertical Farm in Braddock, Plans Nationwide Expansion as Fifth Season

The company’s first urban farm, incubated at Carnegie Mellon University, uses proprietary robotics technology to grow affordable fresh produce for Pittsburgh-area grocery stores and restaurants PITTSBURGH—Fifth Season, an indoor farming pioneer, announced plans for its first highly efficient, commercial-scale indoor vertical farm, which will open in early 2020 in Braddock, an historic steel town near […]

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Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit

Whether you are a greenhouse grower or a vertical farmer, you won’t want to miss this. Join Urban Ag News, Hort Americas and Current, powered by GE, for the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit on Monday, September 23. The summit will be held at at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The […]

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New HOBO® MicroRX Station Delivers Easy-to-deploy, Affordable Web-based Monitoring for Environmental Research and Agriculture

The affordable MicroRX Station provides valuable insights into critical environmental conditions via 4G cellular technology and cloud-based software Press Release — As weather patterns are changing, it is more important than ever for researchers and growers to have a reliable system for recording and responding to climate conditions. Onset, a world leader in data loggers […]

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