Blue Radix and Microsoft Collaborate to Solve Scarcity of Crop Expertise

Microsoft reached out to Blue Radix to help them develop a commercial version of the Blue Radix solution for autonomous growing. This solidified the partnership and helped develop what would become the commercially available Crop Controller service.

Light Science Technologies finds supplementary lighting gives 12% crop yield increase in tomato trial

AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has successfully completed its tomato trial with Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) to investigate lower energy technology solutions for vine crops.

AppHarvest opens 30-acre high-tech indoor farm to grow strawberries and cucumbers in Somerset, Ky.

Somerset is third in AppHarvest's expected four-farm network scheduled to open this year, which will include 165 acres helping to make AppHarvest a leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) producer

New Leafly Report: Cannabis is America's 6th Most Valuable Crop in 2022

Over a period of three months, Leafly's award-winning investigative team performed a one-of-a-kind synthesis of licensing reports with crop production totals, and sales and tax figures from the 15 states with operating cannabis markets.

17% Yield Boost in Romaine Lettuce Trial

This study monitored the growth of 'Coastal Star' romaine lettuce crops grown under an orange-red UbiGro luminescent quantum dot (QD) greenhouse film, and identical crops grown under a colorless control film at the Santa Fe Community College Research Greenhouse.

MIGAL's Advanced AI Quadruples Cucumber Postharvest Life

Laboratory results confirm that "smart," algorithmically-guided sequencing and combinations of produce treatments can dramatically extend postharvest life.

USDA Invests $14.2 Million in 52 Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Efforts

This investment will allow grant recipients to expand access to nutritious foods, foster community engagement, increase awareness of climate change and mitigate the effects within urban areas, provide jobs, educate communities about farming, and expand green spaces.

SVG Ventures | THRIVE Announces Agrifood Startup Finalists for its 2022 Global Impact Challenge

Winners in three agrifood categories - soil health and biodiversity, increasing food security, and reducing and offsetting emissions - will be announced on Nov. 17, 2022, at the THRIVE Global Impact Summit.

Traditional & vertical farm to partner on their road to Net Zero

Two long-standing farming families have joined forces to realise their ambition to reach Net Zero by using traditional methods supported with cutting-edge technology, including an onsite vertical farm powered by solar panels.

Do's & Don'ts of Commercial Grow Facility Design

When owners and head growers first start thinking about building a new commercial grow facility, often the first thing on their minds is profitability-how do we differentiate our product and outperform the competition with better plant quality and higher yields?

Auburn University Department of Horticulture's Freight Farming Program

The two Freight Farms at Auburn University are a part of the college's horticulture program. They live in the Transformation Garden, an open-air classroom that is a beautiful spot on campus for all students to enjoy and learn.

Vertical Distribution of Growing Plants Results in Less Land and Soil Used

Using a close looped water recycling system, Kalera uses an estimated 95% less water than traditional field farming. This is especially important for the western parts of the United States

Hybrid Lighting: Using both LED and HPS

When considering horticultural lighting for a greenhouse or indoor grow facility, the decision almost always comes down to HPS vs LED. Choosing between a traditional HPS lighting system or a new LED technology can be very complicated.

Equipment Validation: LED Lighting Edition

While it's valuable for operators to gain familiarity with different systems and vendors, oftentimes these cultivators haven't considered how all these systems will interact and how the performance of one equipment category bears implications for other systems.

How Can Greenhouses, Vertical Farms & Container Farms Work Together?

CEA is importantly not the answer to all the systemic problems in food production, but it is a powerful method that adds much needed resilience into supply chains, as the climate across the globe changes.

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