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Square Roots, Gordon Food Service open new Michigan indoor farm

Square Roots has more than doubled production of its classic crops like basil since the beginning of the pandemic, while introducing a new range of herbs and salad mixes to meet rising demand for local food.

"Growth Turbo" CO2 - How Does CO2 Fertilisation Work in the Greenhouse?

Higher yields can be achieved by artificially increasing the CO2 concentration in the greenhouse, especially for vegetables. This offers greenhouse operators an enormous competitive advantage compared to outdoor cultivation.

New York City, The Epicenter for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

New York City (NYC) has seen a significant boom in companies pioneering hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. According to PitchBook Data, venture capitalists invested $1.42 billion in agriculture-related startups in NY from 2012-2020.

Polarity & Nutrient Uptake

Water is a perfect example of a polar molecule. In fact, the polarity of water is what makes it such a good solvent. When salt is added to water it dissolves because the water molecules arrange themselves around the different ions and isolate them.

What to Look for in a Greenhouse Light Plan

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?

Basics of Factory and Farm Automation

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.

Freight Farms Case Study - Lotus House

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.

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Work starts on world's largest vertical farm build from Jones Food Company

Founder James Lloyd-Jones anticipates supplying 1,000 tonnes of fresh produce to UK supermarkets from the location, first revealed in June.

Empire State Development Announces Finalists Selected for Round Three of the Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition

20 Startups from Across the Globe will Compete to Win a Combined Total of $3 Million in Prize Money.

HYBRID LIGHTING STRATEGIES: ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND GETTING STARTED

Research on the ideal lighting for greenhouse cultivation reveals a fundamental truth: LED systems are far more efficient and effective than their HPS counterparts.

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Agtech Pioneer Pure Harvest Smart Farms Secures USD 64.5 Million in Growth Capital to Expand in MENASA

-Convertible funding round led by Korea's leading private investment firm IMM Investment, together with existing investors & insiders -Brings cumulative capital invested to USD 271.6 million, the MENASA region's largest Agtech investment -Accompanies announcement of new joint venture partnership with PlanTFarm, Korea's leading vertical farming solutions provider

Soli Organic™ Announces $120 Million Financing Arrangement with Decennial Group to Expand Certified Organic Controlled Environment Agriculture

-Company will have a total of 15 soil-based indoor farms, supporting its plans to shift 90% of production to indoor -A proven performer focused on achieving the best possible unit economics, Soli Organic has sustained a 25% CAGR for over 10 years and generated in excess of $130 million in revenue in fiscal year 2020 -With new investors Cascade Investment, LLC and Alexandria Venture Investments joining existing equity partners, the Company has raised a total of $125 million to further scale technology and operations

Light Science Technologies Holdings listed on London Stock Exchange

Light Science Technologies Holdings (LSTH) has announced its flotation on the London Stock Exchange, as the Group sets out its ambitious growth plans to dominate the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market over the next few years.

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