The Effect of Near-Infrared Radiation on Plants

Look at any textbook on botany and you will find this maxim: plants respond to optical radiation in the spectral range of 280 nm to 800 nm.The question is, how was this spectral range (sometimes referred to as Photobiologically Active Radiation, or PBAR) determined?

Soli Organic's™ Indoor Grown 'Indolce' Basil Now in Thousands of Mid-Atlantic Retailers at Lower Cost Per Ounce Than Field-Grown, Other CEA Competitors

-USDA-certified organic 'Indolce' basil grown in Soli Organic's newly upgraded, automated soil-based indoor farm in Elkwood, Virginia, located outside of Washington, D.C. -Soli Organic has also secured $50 million in venture debt financing from Horizon Technology Finance and Bridge Bank to further scale technology and operations

Is Scaffolding a Step Up (or a Step Back) for Your High-density Vertical Grow Rack System?

Vertical grow racks maximize yield by optimizing vertical and horizontal space from a grow operation. But there's a very important question every vertical indoor farm has to ask: How the heck are we supposed to get up there?

Growing plants with sound: LettUs Grow develops ultrasonic technology to boost sustainable production in horticulture.

How can you grow plants with sound? Indoor farming specialists at LettUs Grow have developed a method of growing plants using ultrasonics and water instead of soil. This innovation has the potential to increase domestic food production and conserve natural resources, by applying this technology to growing crops inside vertical farms and greenhouses.

Key Differences Between Aeroponics & Hydroponics

If you're wondering what the differences are between Aeroponics vs. Hydroponics, you're probably not alone. These often misunderstood agricultural practices are set up to be the future of farming, but most people don't know much about them.

US Foods Partners With Vertical Farming Innovator Kalera® to Expand Its Local and Sustainable Fresh Produce Portfolio

National Vertical Farming Partnership for US Foods Brings Consistent Year-Round Availability of High-Quality Leafy Greens to Customers

RAYN Growing Systems Introduces Lyda Luminaires, Horticultural Bar Lighting Solution

Lyda offers a 5000 K Sun Spectrum or a White + Deep Red option, depending on a facility's spectral requirements. The luminaires feature smooth dimming capabilities from 10-100% and may be dimmed to 'off', resulting in a minimum quiescent standby power (<0.5 W).

+14-28% Boost in Winter Strawberry Trial

In this study, the influence of spectral conversion under UbiGro quantum dot (QD) luminescent greenhouse films on plant growth and fruit yield of strawberries grown during winter was investigated.

Webinar explores 'what's growing' in vertical farming

The online event was hosted by Agri-Tech Innovation Centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP), and aimed to discuss the latest trends and opportunities within this fast developing area of crop production.

"Lettuce" Help You Reduce Food Waste

The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste. Fruits and vegetables, including lettuce, are at the top of the list of foods that are most likely to end up in the trash. Food that ends up in landfills releases methane, a gas that is harmful to the environment. Plus wasted food means wasted money.

Syngenta Crop Protection launches M2i's pheromone-based technology, EXPLOYO™ Vit, to support wine growers in France

-EXPLOYO™ Vit is a natural, pheromone-based and sprayable solution to improve quality and yield of grapes and control pests -The technology is certified for organic farming and protects against detrimental pests that threaten vineyard cultivation -Collaboration with M2i underscores Syngenta Crop Protection's commitment to offering a broad range of sustainable products and technology choices

Local Bounti to Participate in the BMO Global Farm to Market Conference

Local Bounti Corporation (NYSE: LOCL, LOCL.WT) ("Local Bounti" or the "Company"), a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company combining the best aspects of vertical and greenhouse growing technologies, today announced that it will be participating in the BMO Global Farm to Market Conference to be held on May 18-19, 2022.

Fluence Illuminates Wageningen University & Research's Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge With VYPR Top Lights and Wireless Flex Dimming

For the first time in the challenge's history, Wageningen University & Research replaced all high-pressure sodium fixtures with a broad-spectrum, LED-only lighting system for its participants

Kalera Announces First Harvest of Lettuce and Microgreens at New Denver Vertical Farm

Produce will be available at local King Soopers stores beginning today

Are High-Tech Containers the Future of Farming?

The upcycled shipping containers that house these systems can be placed virtually anywhere in the world - from island nations and urban areas to college campuses and the far reaches of Alaska - and produce food year-round.

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