Readers Choice 2020: Space to Grow, or Grow in Space - How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off

Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.

Robotics and Automation in the Cannabis Industry

Robotics and automation can be surprisingly useful for the growing industry - and may represent a major market for developers of commercial robotics over the next few years.

Food Waste is More Than Just a Consumer Issue - Manufacturers Must Act to Reduce Food Loss in Production

The food industry is the epitome of high-volume production, which on first glance, should have no problems feeding the global population. However, waste is common with factors like spillage, wrongly produced batches, product blockages and mechanical mishaps all resulting in food never making it to fork.

Danish Nordic Harvest raises DKK 62 million. DKK to one of Europe's largest vertical farms

Nordic Harvest has just closed its first investment round, and will be one of the largest vertical farms in Europe. With the investment round, Nordic Harvest will bring a sustainable food system close to the consumer.

7 Common Questions About Autodosing in Hydroponics

With practice, many hydroponic growers can fine-tune their growing environment to remove bottlenecks, minimize maintenance, and increase the quality of their produce. One way they do this is through automated nutrient dosing.

How 4 Young Vertical Farming Visionaries Built a Thriving Business in Just 3 Years

An enthusiastic evangelist for modern vertical farming, Wihelmsson explained, "We took the concept of farming outdoors and brought it indoors, creating a controlled ecosystem where we can grow under optimal conditions year-round. We have a facility here of 7,000 sq meters.

Grōv Technologies Announces World's Largest, Most Advanced Indoor Vertical Farming System for Year-round Fresh Animal Feed

Utilizing micro-sensors, big data and science-based growing protocols, the Grōv Olympus Tower Farm brings economically viable and environmentally sustainable feed solutions to dairy and beef producers

SANANBIO ARK, the Mobile Farm for All Climates that Supplies Communities with Fresh Local Food

SANANBIO, a leading vertical farming solution provider announces the availability of its climate controlled mobile farm for growers globally.

Patented Lighting System Installs in a Fraction of The Time at a Fraction of the Cost

By removing LED drivers from individual light fixtures, the new MegaDrive™ eliminates the need for electrical power connections throughout the greenhouse or grow room while significantly reducing up-front costs.

BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.

BrightFarms currently distributes its products to more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. and expects to expand its distribution to more than 15,000 stores by 2025

Perfecting IPM: Going beyond the crop walk and sticky cards

One company iUNU, has a system that uses AI to help with early pest detection. The system "learns" what healthy crops and plants look like, recognizes when anomalies occur, and then sends an alert when something is amiss.

Rise Gardens Secures Investment from Amazon Alexa Fund to Help Bring the Best of Indoor Farming to the Consumer Market

Extension of seed financing enables Rise Gardens to expand reach and offerings for popular indoor garden system that enables people to grow their own food year-round

How Colleges Around the Country Use Container Farms

Colleges around the country have found a way to add new educational programs while becoming more sustainable: Container farms. These farms are made from repurposed shipping containers and allow students and faculty to grow food all year long, without any soil.

Vertical Farming: IDTechEx Research Asks How Big Is Too Big

An ongoing argument within the industry is a question of size - is it better to focus on building a large, highly automated plant factory to minimize production costs, or is a small, more flexible approach the best way to set up a vertical farm?

Farm.One Launches Latest NYC Vertical Mini-Farm at Whole Foods Market Manhattan West

Establishes new distributed urban agriculture model to support onsite farms for grocers, restaurants and other businesses in the greater New York City area.

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