Vertical Farming Congress Makes Virtue of Virtual

The first Vertical Farming World Congress will now be held online on 22-24 September, with numerous innovations to help develop an emerging community of leading producers, funders, suppliers and customers. Its theme will be ‘Shaping Food’s Future.’  “We already had top speakers confirmed from around the world including North America, the Middle East and Asia […]

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Digital Farming’s “Up in the Air” Moment

By Rodrigo M. Pereyra  I was recently watching the movie “Up in the Air” and beyond being a great portrayal of the human cost of job loss and itinerancy of modern life, I was interested by another thread in the story: the introduction of new technology to fundamentally change a business. During an argument with […]

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VertiFarm 2019 in The Netherlands

VertiFarm 2019: International workshop on vertical farming 13-15 October 2019 Wageningen, The Netherlands A new vision on plant production The world population is rapidly growing from about 7 today to 9.5 billion people in 2050 and eating habits are changing. The demand for high quality fresh vegetables that are safe, healthy, tasty, and sustainably produced within […]

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Wageningen University announces course on lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms

In 2019, the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, again will organize a course on lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms. In this course WageningenUR scientists share their unique knowledge with international students, researchers, and horticultural and light experts. The course is held in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Registration for the course […]

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Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms course at Wageningen University

Course: Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 3-5 April 2017 Wageningen, The Netherlands Do you want to improve the use of LED lighting in greenhouse production or vertical farming? Would you like to know how to reduce energy use and carbon foot print, how to improve production, or how to improve quality? Do you want […]

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Collaborative approach results in Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management

Consumers are increasingly looking for quality food which is healthy, safe and at the same time cultivated sustainably. Greenhouse hydroponic cultivation already uses water more efficiently than field based production systems. However large amounts of water are still lost in so called ‘open’ systems. Water use efficiency can be significantly improved by collecting drain water […]

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