Monday, January 25, 2021

The GoforUAE-Israel Food Security Investment Conference

46% of Israel's export comes from the high-tech industry

Israel's exports of high-intensity technology imply a growth of almost more than 10-fold, coming from $12.4 billion dollars in 1990 to $101.3 billion in 2019. "Technology mostly implies agrotechnology solutions,"  says Edouard Cukierman, Managing Partner at Catalyst Funds. Recently, the 'GoforUAE-Israel Food…

Leo Marcelis talks at Al Jazeera on vertical farming

The world population and the number of people living in cities are growing. At the same time, the demand for healthy, fresh and locally produced food is increasing. Vertical farming has the potential to meet this demand: by cultivating in multilayer systems which literally go up into the air,…

Hybrid event on 20-22 September 2021

Announcing the Vertical Farming World Congress 2021

Following the success of the inaugural 2020 event, attended by 180 delegates from 40 countries, Zenith Global is delighted to return with an expanded 2nd Vertical Farming…

no more clogged drippers

On-site production of hydrogen peroxide provides solution against biofilm

Clogged drippers and biofilm in the irrigation system led to non-uniform irrigation and thus uneven growth in the tunnels and greenhouses of Danish berry grower Hunsballe Grønt. Ever since he’s started adding ultra-pure peroxide to the irrigation water, these problems have disappeared. Even more…

US (OH): Doug Laubenstein joins AgriNomix

AgriNomix is committed to providing clients with exceptional customer service. "To further augment this commitment, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Laubenstein as our Strategic Business Development Leader," Agrinomix team explains. "Laubenstein is the primary contact for new clients seeking…

Online webinar on January 29, 2021 at 5PM CET

AVF annual general meeting day

  AVF members will convene at the annual general meeting on the 29th of January 2021 at 5 p.m. CET to review 2020 and plan for the new year.    The first AVF roundtable will be about the following topic:  'Vertical Farming Startups’ Challenges, Solutions…

Lighting company unites all European dependances under one name

BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of specialist lighting solutions, has announced that it will change its name to Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. Since…

US (TX): FarmVisionAI, former Illumitex, is now out of business

The LED company Illumitex, which recently shifted its focus to AI-driven visualization and augmented intelligence for CEA, is now out of business. Back at the beginning of 2020, the company announced the formation of FarmVisionAI, terminating all the company’s LED operations to accelerate the new…

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Study on rapid detection of nutrient content of hydroponically grown lettuce cultivars

The analyses of online quality measurements of four lettuce cultivars (Rex, Tacitus, Black Seeded Simpson, Flandria) using hyperspectral image processing techniques have been studied. Seedlings were planted in Rock-wool cubes and fed for 3 weeks using hydroponic nutrient solution containing 0, 50, 100,…

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"Food is best understood as an industrial process"

Green Tech South West are delighted to welcome Lilly Manzoni, Head of Research & Development at LettUs Grow to explain all about aeroponic technology. LettUs Grow are a Bristol based vertical farming startup developing sustainable farming technologies. Lilly: "Sustainable food production is huge! The…

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Jamaica: University offers courses on aquaponics

Aquaponics is gaining traction at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), where students are exposed to the farming method that combines aquaculture, or fish farming, with hydroponics, or crop production without soil, to boost yields. CASE initially received a grant from the…

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Eden Green

Creating exponential positive change

In this episode of the Vertical Farming Podcast, Eden Green's CEO Eddy Badrina is joining Harry Duran, the podcast's host.  Eden Green places greenhouses equipped with sustainable vertical farming technology. In this episode, Harry and Eddy discuss Eddy’s entrepreneurial journey, from working in politics to…

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Plenty's rebranding technique makes use of color psychology

New packaging 'looking like a snack'

Do you want a side salad with that? Plenty has a new visual brand that uses the psychology of fast food to get people to eat their greens. The identity, by design agency &Walsh, is a branding trojan horse that dresses up blasé leafy greens in a fun new package. It deftly uses color psychology to splash…

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New formulation: beneficial nematodes in capsules

The biotech companies e-nema GmbH and Katz Biotech AG have started a cooperation to develop a new, innovative product for biological pest control: Beneficial nematodes, formulated in capsules, offer long lasting efficacy against sciarid gnats and are ideal for preventative treatments. Beneficial…

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“Agriculture doesn’t lack for data – it needs better organisation of data to feed 10 billion”

As we look ahead to 2021, the challenge of overcoming Covid-19 still stands before us. The primary focus is on rolling out vaccines, but as worries about new variants come to the fore, we really do need to act at warp speed to get shots in arms and take additional measures if necessary.    To look at some of the…

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GP Solutions begins production of "better than organic" strawberries

GP Solutions announced it started R&D into growing strawberries, and will soon begin cultivation of the popular fruit. GrowPods - controlled-environment micro-farms - allow…

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Providing fresh greens for Korean society

Traditional farming methods could be problematic in the long term. It's not just an issue of space but a problem of sustainability. We're currently damaging our environment with current farming techniques -- and eradicating existing species and their habitats to the point where many are calling it the…


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