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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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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CEA Food Safety Coalition to lead Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar September 9, 2020

Experts From Leading Indoor Farms To Discuss Food Safety Challenges & Opportunities Unique to CEA Press Release — The CEA Food Safety Coalition will bring together a panel of food safety experts from Bowery Farming, Planted Detroit, Plenty, and BrightFarms to discuss “Food Safety Challenges and Opportunities Unique to CEA” on September 9, 2020 from […]

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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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Agtech Startup iFarm Raises $4M for Automated Indoor Farming

Helsinki, Finland – iFarm, a startup that provides innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding. The round was led by Gagarin Capital, that previously invested in the project. Other investors include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. The company will use the funding to develop its  […]

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HortiCann Light & Tech Conference Goes Virtual

PRESS RELEASE – Endeavor Business Media and the HortiCann Light + Tech event team have closely monitored the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest intention of protecting the health and safety of its attendees, instructors, exhibitors, sponsors and employees. In these efforts to host a safe and productive event, the decision has been […]

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Swegreen’s first automated farming unit takes place at ICA Focus in Gothenburg

Swegreen inks contract with ICA Focus in Gothenburg, to become the exclusive producer of hyper locally grown vegetables via an automated cultivation system inside the store itself. The agreement is based on Swegreen’s subscription-based Farming-as-a-Service, which gives food retailers and restaurants the opportunity to offer their customers fresh crops all year round – harvested directly […]

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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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Farm Tech Society, Indoor Ag-Con partner to present ‘Future of Farming | Educating the next generation to make CEA scalable’

New Session Joins Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar Series,August 19, 2020 From 2-3 pm EST Press Release — As the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry grows, companies are facing greater shortages in qualified talent. How can innovation in training and education accelerate the industry to the benefit of all? Hosted by the Farm Tech Society and Indoor […]

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Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar Series continues August 12

‘Hydroponic Seedling Propagation’ Session joins Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar Series, August 12, 2020 at 2 pm Press Release – Indoor Ag-Con, LLC will bring together a panel of industry experts to discuss best practices, technology developments and more during the free webinar, “Hydroponic Seedling Propagation,” on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 2-3 pm EST. The latest […]

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Indoor AgTech Goes Virtual: Over 300 Industry Leaders Sign Up for Online Summit

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, a virtual event on Thursday July 23, will gather the biggest names in the indoor and vertical farming industries to discuss how the sector is rapidly transforming the agri-food landscape, and redesigning food systems to meet consumer demand for fresh produce. Oscar Brennecke, Conference Producer for the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, […]

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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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Bloomberg Markets: America interviews AppHarvest CEO

Bloomberg anchors Alix Steel and Guy Johnson interviewed AppHarvest Founder & CEO Jonathan Webb this week about the company’s focus on building more resilient food systems. “Coming out of COVID, we need to be building more resiliency into our systems — food, health and energy,” Webb told Steel. “We can see through COVID how weak […]

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The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual!

Connecting Technology & Business to Create Healthy, Resilient Food Systems The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual!  This year’s summit will be live online on July 23, 2020, providing an essential opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time for our industry. The world’s leading farm operators, food […]

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