Trends for the CEA Industry: What's in Store?

The prospects for 2023 are likely to call for the adoption of a strategy shift by indoor growers, one which will involve minimising costs by scaling down their business models to focus more on profitability.

Harnessing the Power of Light Intensity and Spectrum for Propagation and Cut Flower Production

This business case will expound on the results of dynamic LED lighting in propagation and cut flower production. It will highlight its impact on various plant characteristics and the proven effectiveness of Sollum's 100% programmable LED grow light solution in greenhouses.

The Farm Club by Agrician - Urban Farming "Magic"

In the fast-paced concrete jungle of Hong Kong, vertical farms and urban farms are sprouting up, bringing renewed energy to the agricultural landscape and a burst of green to unexpected places.

LED Grow Lights: The Best Start for Seedlings

How important is it for tender new seedlings to germinate under a grow light? Plants typically grow faster, taller and denser with consistent illumination - but not all light bulbs nurture your plants equally.

Addressing the Challenges of Vertical Farming

We should not see Vertical Farming as a trend, but as a serious technology to be deployed to face those food challenges. This means first building a feasible business case with our client.

Full LED from Philips Horticulture LED Solutions saves 40% of energy for Topline Gerbera and increases stem weight

The Philips GreenPower LED toplighting force installation delivers more light with considerably less energy consumption, and can be used longer on an annual basis.

Solving the Energy Problem of Vertical Farming

LED manufacturers are actively working to improve upon existing technologies helping to create more efficient lighting capable of providing a dramatic increase in yields with reduced energy consumption and lower overall costs

Light Interaction With Plants: Reflection, Emission and Absorption

But how do plants interact with light? There are three main types of interaction: absorption, reflection, and emission. What does each of them mean in the context of plants? How do they differ from each other?

Fluence LED Solutions Pave the Way for Optimizing Success in Urban Medicinal Cannabis Grow

Fluence's partnership with Israel-based Trichome proves the viability of growing high-quality medical cannabis product in an efficient, standardized vertical farming model

The Importance of Data and Software in CEA Planning

We have consultants that use Agritecture Designer as part of their deliverables to clients. We have vendors that use AD as a sales tool when speaking with customers, and we even have educators interested in using AD as part of their CEA curriculum.

Hydroponic Broccoli - Seed to Harvest Trials

The research and development team is always on the lookout to try various crops that have yet to be grown in a hydroponic Tower. It was a first for our grow team to trial broccoli in the ZipFarm, so we removed all expectations.

How Growers Are Future-proofing With Flexibility and Innovation

Although each vertical farm is uniquely built to overcome local challenges and to meet specific goals, the advantages of farming vertically are universally evident: space efficiency, hyper-locality to consumers, and water conservation stand out among a plethora of benefits.

Take Part in the 2023 State of CEA Report

This survey will provide insights on emerging trends and challenges in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry.

+27% Yield Boost in Microgreens Trial

This study, locally known as the 'Glow and Grow' project, monitored the growth and development of two aquaponic microgreen crops: mizuna (a Japanese mustard green) and a 7-crop braising mix.

5 reasons to embrace sensor technology in 2023

Primarily, the technology is evolving to combine information in new advanced ways through data integration and connectivity, which is empowering farmers thanks to real-time insights, giving them optimum control over their crops.

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