Indoor & Vertical Farming - Articles, Stories & Interviews
When it comes to lighting a greenhouse or any indoor grow facility, the number of factors to consider can seem overwhelming. Should you choose intelligent LEDs? Should you go old-school with HPS?
Even with generations of accumulated knowledge, farming continues to require innovation and informed decision making. Thanks to a plethora of scientific discoveries and inventions, farmers are now better at their jobs than ever before.
In 2019, the Lotus House community expanded its resources and programming with the arrival of a Greenery container farm. The farm is the cornerstone of the nonprofit’s educational programs for young residents, inspiring their curiosity about science, plants and nutrition.
A new generation of farmers are rising to the sustainability challenge. This agricultural revolution presents the transition from traditional farming to futuristic high-tech artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
There are challenges that vertical farmers face that they must solve to meet those future food needs and to remain sustainable. Here are some of the challenges, along with potential solutions, of vertical farming.
CO2, humidity and temperature sensors must provide accurate and reliable measurement results to the climate control system in the greenhouse. Inaccurate or even false readings impact on productivity and, in the worst case, can jeopardize the entire harvest.
While there are lighting fundamentals that apply no matter what type of facility growers are operating, there are certain strategies that indoor growers must use to be successful that are different than approaches greenhouse growers take.
Indoor & Vertical Farming - Featured Stories
Fluence by OSRAM Reveals Multiyear Global Research Results on Broad-Spectrum Lighting Strategies for Cannabis and Food Crops
In partnership with leading scientific research institutions around the world, Fluence explores broad-spectrum white light performance in select crops, cultivars
To boldly grow, the world needs to implement these new innovations with the ultimate goal of cleaner, greener agriculture.
Ground-breaking technology partnership will significantly improve plant yields and quality in AeroFarms’ vertical farms through analytics, AI, drones and wireless networking.
Indoor & Vertical Farming - News Headlines
Sustainable start-up Light Science Technologies announced as finalist in Vertical Farming World Awards
UK AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has been announced as a finalist in the forthcoming 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards, in recognition of its sustainable grow light range nurturGROW.
Organisers of next week's Vertical Farming World Congress on 20-22 September online are confident that recent developments mean the sector is about to expand even faster than anticipated.
The farm forms part of the FixOurFood programme, a leading food systems research collaboration led by the University of York, funded for 5 years through the Transforming UK Food Systems Strategic Priorities Fund.
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