2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards were announced on 21 September in an online awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. The inaugural awards were organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, with support from Headline Sponsor Cultivatd and Category Sponsor Light Science Technologies. Celebrating excellence and innovation across the […]

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FIFTH SEASON CEO AUSTIN WEBB JOINS KEYNOTE LINE-UP FOR IN-PERSON INDOOR AG-CON

Fifth Season CEO Austin Webb joins the CEO Keynote Address line-up for the in-person October 4-5, 2021 edition of Indoor Ag-Con at the Hilton Orlando. Themed “Growing Your Business,” the trade show and conference for indoor | vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture will give attendees the opportunity to explore new resources on the expo […]

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Separate Fact from Fiction with DesignLights Consortium’s Horticultural LED Webinar

Horticultural lighting experts and industry leaders to debunk common misconceptions and address growers’ concerns during September 8 virtual panel discussion MEDFORD, MA –The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, aimed at helping growers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED horticultural lighting, while debunking common misconceptions about the technology […]

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How Silicon Valley Set Agtech Back A Decade

Written and originally published by AgThentic Silicon Valley, where I (Sarah) grew up, and I (Matthew) lived and worked during the dot com era, is known as the birthplace of the modern tech industry, responsible for the reinforcing loop of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and the resulting disruptions to most major industries. But one industry […]

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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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HortiCann Light + Tech Conference

September 28-29, 2021 100% virtual in 2021, the HortiCann Light + Tech Conference focuses on the latest advances in horticultural lighting. Formerly known as the Horticultural Lighting Conference, this annual event has led the way in transforming horticultural practices by connecting research and technology to growers around the world. As technology and agriculture are working […]

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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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Celebrating 15 years of horticultural development at the Horti Science Park

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Delphy Improvement Centre and the Municipality of Lansingerland are celebrating fifteen years of scientific development in the field of greenhouse horticulture. Save the date: various activities will be organised during the ’Horti Science Park Event Weeks’, held this year from 20 September to 8 October. From looking back, we […]

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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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BrightFarms launches “BrightLabs” innovation hub

BrightFarms Accelerates Indoor Farming Innovation Tenfold with the Formation of R&D Hub Led by Bayer Veteran and Greenhouse Expert “BrightLabs” will expand the company’s focus on the development of biotechnologies that increase the profitability of its indoor farming operations and deliver breakthrough product innovations IRVINGTON, N.Y. – BrightFarms, the leading grower of indoor leafy greens, […]

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Looking to up your controlled environment light intensity?

The majority of the Arize Factor LED grow lights being manufactured at Current’s North Carolina plant are expected to be used for vertical farming. Photos courtesy of GE Current, a Daintree company By David Kuack, originally published on HortAmericas.com Current now offers LED grow lights manufactured in the U.S. for whatever controlled environment agriculture application you’re using. If […]

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‘Improving Human Wellness One Farm at a Time’ Sensei Ag CEO Sonia Lo to Lead Keynote Presentation at in-person October 2021 Indoor Ag-Con

Lo To Discuss Sensei Ag’s Form Factor Agnostic & Scalable Approach to Indoor Agriculture on Monday, October 4, 2021 Press Release – Sensei Ag CEO Sonia Lo will lead the Indoor Ag-Con keynote presentation, “Improving Human Wellness One Farm At A Time,” on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm. A headliner […]

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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 AgTech offering free live event: Planting the Seeds of a Better Food Supply

Register for free webinar  Indoor AgTech – VLAB  for the May 27 event, where a special ‘Food-Focused’ VLAB panel discussion of industry experts and entrepreneurs will discuss the opportunities and the challenges associated with controlled environment farming.   Gene Giacomelli, Professor, Biosystems Engineering Department and UA-CEAC, University of Arizona, will moderate the panel that includes:  Sam Bertram, CEO, OnePointOne Sam Schatz, Managing […]

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