Wageningen University: ‘I love to see how young creative minds approach urban farming’

Article originally published by Wageningen University The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is all about social impact. Aiding the student teams in writing the best proposal for an urban farm that contributes to quality of life are a host of industry experts from the Urban Greenhouse Challenge partner network. They are very enthusiastic about this year’s […]

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Third Episode of Urban Greenhouse Talks released

Wageningen, 2 May 22 / Wageningen University & Research –  On the 2 May 2022 the third episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on Podbean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & […]

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Artificial intelligence can grow a lettuce crop autonomously

In a first try-out crop cycle lettuces were grown with AI algorithms in a hydroponic greenhouse system during the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge The five international teams participating in the final rounds of the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge have completed the first try-out experiment. The teams tested their algorithms and gained experience during a first […]

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‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ releases second episode

Wageningen University & Research –  The second episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on 8 March 2022, accessible on accessible on PodBean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & Research. After an […]

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The first episode of the Urban Greenhouse Talks launched

Wageningen, 14 February 2022 / Wageningen University & Research The first episode of the podcast “Urban Greenhouse Talks” is airing on 14 February 2022 and will be accessible on PodBean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lens of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by […]

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Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3 participants create a 5-part podcast series

Wageningen, 2 February 22 / Wageningen University & Research –  The WUR Student Challenges Team is launching a new podcast series for everyone interested in urban farming. The five-episode series is set to release on podbean and paprikatastyradio on 14 February 2022 and will run until 29 June 2022.  ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ explores the world […]

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Controlled indoor cultivation without daylight comes of age

Vertical farming can deliver guaranteed yield and quality anywhere in the world Interest in vertical farming is growing worldwide. This method of cultivation offers great advantages: local, fresh production that is possible at any location in a very sustainable way. On the negative side are the high electricity consumption and investment costs. Scientists from Wageningen […]

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The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is about creating social change

The Urban Greenhouse Challenge kicked-off on 3 November. This is the third time Wageningen University & Research organizes their international student competition in search of ideas for local, urban food production that can feed cities in a sustainable way. This ‘Social Impact Edition’ challenges competitors to think beyond food to look at urban farming as […]

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Wageningen presents Kick-off Event Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3

Exploring the potential of urban farming As metropoles all over the world are encouraging urban food production, agriculture is making its way back to the cities. Urban farming in its modern forms looks cool (check #rooftopgarden), helps to green and cool down urban heat islands and produces food that has positive associations: local, fresh, sustainable. […]

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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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Join the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge webinar on 14 July

Full autonomous control of a greenhouse lettuce production The winners of the first stage of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge will be announced during a freely accessible webinar on 14 July. The first part of the 3rd edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge is held as an open Online Challenge. It aims at testing machine learning […]

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Wageningen University Research and Tencent Announce 3rd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

Full autonomous control of greenhouse lettuce production Wageningen University & Research and Tencent are proud to announce the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. Multidisciplinary teams from around the world will use artificial intelligence to remotely produce lettuce. The goal of the third challenge – to be held between June 2021 and June […]

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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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