IDTechEx: How to Succeed in Vertical Farming

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.

7 Steps for Picking the Best Grow Light

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.

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

The Hungry Gap, Seasonality and Controlled Environment Agriculture

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.

UbiQD and Nanosys Partner to Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields

Advanced materials leaders boost crop grower profitability by leveraging ultra-high-definition TV supply chain to manufacture luminescent agricultural films

Food Security in Today's World

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.

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.

Exploring Ways to Feed the Future in the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

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.

Building a Resilient Fresh Food Supply Chain in the Age of Coronavirus

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.

Kalera To Open New Indoor Vertical Farming Facility in Atlanta

Atlanta farm will be the company's newest and largest, demonstrating Kalera's ability to quickly scale on a national and international level

How Science Helps an Indoor Farm

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.

Is Indoor Farming Sustainable?

Voices all over the world are telling us that we urgently need to transform food production to make it more sustainable. But what is sustainability? What does it mean?

Hands-Free Cultivation at Fresh Local Produce of Ohio

The fully automated growing system for hydroponic baby leaf lettuce has been installed at Fresh Local Produce of Ohio and is already producing fresh, tasty and sustainable leafy greens for local distribution in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.

Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: IDTechEx Asks if Vertical Farming Could Be the Solution

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted wider concerns about the security of the notoriously complex supply chains that modern supermarkets rely on. There are several middlemen standing in between the farmer and the consumer.

First-of-its-Kind Consortium Develops Crops Intended for Indoor Agriculture

Sustainably feeding a growing global population requires researchers to examine innovative food production approaches. One approach gaining traction is controlled environment agriculture (CEA), also known as indoor agriculture.

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