New Video by University of Florida: Five Tips on Container Substrate Quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kay Jeong of Sun Gro Horticulture describes key quality aspects and procedures for container substrates for commercial and retail use in a new YouTube video. This video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of the University of Florida IFAS Extension, for the series “Five Tips for Horticulture”. The series highlights technical […]

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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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Conserving Finite Resources: The Importance of Maximizing Fertilizer Uptake in Plants

Originally published on Foliar-Pak By George C. Murray, President of EnP Perhaps it’s just me, but every time I pour fertilizer onto my small crop of rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries, I feel lucky. Lucky that we live in a time and place where companies around the world have spent the time and energy to […]

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OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America Aim to Accelerate the Quality and Variety in Vertical Farming

Industry-Leading Partnership Will Drive Data, Growth and Consumer Options SAN JOSE, CA — OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America announced today a game-changing collaboration in the acceleration of vertical farming. Together, the two leading entities will share intelligence and analysis focused on maximizing plant outputs while minimizing environmental impact. The large-scale research program begins today at […]

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What makes Henderson County, N.C., so ideal for controlled environment agriculture?

Canadian-based Lakeside Produce has opened a 15-acre greenhouse vegetable operation in Henderson County, N.C., with plans to expand the facility to 45 acres. Photos courtesy of Mark Williams, Agribusiness Henderson County An increasing number of controlled environment growers are looking at Henderson County, N.C., as having the right natural resources and market location for them […]

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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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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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Bowery Farming Unveils Farm X, New Innovation Hub for Plant Science and Home to the First-Ever On-Site Breeding Program for a Vertical Farming Company

One of the Largest and Most Sophisticated Vertical Farming R&D Facilities in the World, Farm X Expands Bowery’s R&D Capacity by Nearly 300% NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the United States, today announced the opening of Farm X, its newest state-of-the-art innovation hub for plant science in Kearny, […]

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Robert Colangelo at Green Sense Farms

Investing in Indoor Vertical Farming

By Robert Colangelo, CEO Green Sense Farms Holdings, Inc. Indoor vertical farms are the new kid on the block, with commercial production farms being a little more than a decade old. The vertical farming market is projected to reach USD 7.3 billion by 2025 from USD 2.9 billion in 2020; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of […]

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AeroFarms CEO David Rosenberg kicks off Indoor Ag-Con 2021 with opening morning keynote address

Rosenberg Headlines Full Roster of Keynotes, Panels, Networking & Expo Floor Innovations For In-Person October 4-5, 2021 Edition In Orlando AeroFarms CEO David Rosenberg will lead the opening morning keynote address for the 8th annual edition of Indoor Ag-Con, scheduled for October 4-5, 2021 at the Hilton Orlando, Florida. Themed “Growing Your Business,” the premier […]

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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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Indoor Ag Science Cafe explores Japan Plant Factories with Eri Hayashi

Plant Factories and Indoor Farming Innovations in Japan Japan is a leader in the world of indoor farming. At the heart of their success is a non-profit organization, the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), and Eri Hayashi, its Vice President. Find out more about this sophisticated collaboration between academia, industry, and government. See the ways several of Japan’s […]

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Sustainable Impacts Indoor Farming May Have On Environment

The following was originally published by Air, Soil and Water Research Journal By Eric W. Stein, Ph.D.Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture Abstract This article identifies the potential environmental effects large-scale indoor farming may have on air, water, and soil. We begin with an overview of what indoor farming is with a […]

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