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By carefully tailoring the environment to the exact requirements of the crop, such as through using LED lighting to produce the exact light spectrum needed for optimal photosynthesis, it is possible to obtain yields hundreds of times higher than traditional agriculture.
As indoor farming gained popularity, artificial lights got better at replicating the sun. Now, we have plenty of choices for growing plants without any sunlight indoors. These fixtures are referred to as grow lights.
In spring, farmers’ stores of winter veg will be running low and the new season’s crops are not yet ready to be harvested. This period is called the “hungry gap”. During the hungry gap, Britain relies even more heavily on imports to feed itself.
This global pandemic has not only highlighted health implications of today’s highly connected world, but has also identified issues with supply chain and product lines. It has shown how society behaves in times of crises – both the good, and the not-so-good.
The 2nd Edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge is underway, drawing 21 teams and over 200 participants in its initial round. Run by Wageningen University & Research and sponsored by Heliospectra the challenge includes multidisciplinary teams from around the globe.
As the pandemic exacerbates the issues in our global food system, we wanted to understand why the system is failing, and how we can build a more resilient one in the future.
While there are many different techniques with indoor farming, including hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics, all of them have one thing in common – the lack of soil. Instead of using the concept of growing in soil, crops are instead grown in peat moss or coconut husks
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Fluence Broad Spectrum LED Lighting Selected for New High-Tech Quarantine Greenhouse in the Netherlands
This is the first time WUR has chosen LED, and specifically broad spectrum LED, as their standard lighting solution for a research greenhouse at Unifarm
Advanced materials leaders boost crop grower profitability by leveraging ultra-high-definition TV supply chain to manufacture luminescent agricultural films
AeroFarms® to build world's largest R&D Indoor Vertical Farm in Abu Dhabi as part of USD $100 million AgTech investment by Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
The farm will be dedicated to state-of-the-art R&D and commercialization of relevant local crops utilizing AeroFarms’ expertise and proprietary indoor vertical farming technology that uses up to 95% less water and zero pesticides vs. traditional field farming.
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With the propagation of its initial hemp crops for the season complete, they have cited Violet Gro's LED grow lights as their primary light source for their greenhouse operations, which include the 1,500 square-foot structure pictured below - as well as plans to utilize Violet Gro for an expanded 300,000 square-foot grow facility.
INDOOR AG-CON KICKS OFF NEW FREE WEBINAR SERIES WITH UNITED FRESH PANEL DISCUSSION ON PRODUCE TRENDS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDOOR GROWERS
Free Monthly Virtual Events To Share Content Originally Planned For May 2020 Annual In-Person Conference Postponed Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
Fluence and Compassionate Cultivation will conduct several studies over a 12-month period to evaluate and improve the sustainable production of cannabis with LED lighting solutions
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