Thursday, December 1, 2022

How KETOS SHIELD can help save costs

Increased plant health and vitality with 44% lab cost reduction

A US vertical farm recently installed KETOS SHIELD in order to monitor 30+ water quality parameters in real-time at various global operations. The farm grows various lettuces, microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers. Ultimately, the company wanted to decrease water usage and increase yield by improving…

Saudi Arabia: YesHealth Group and Mowreq to build $28mln vertical farm

Agtech companies, Mowreq, and YesHealth Group, have initiated a joint venture to develop a network of indoor vertical farms throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The JV, Vertical Farms Company, will begin by building the Kingdom’s largest indoor vertical farm in Riyadh. This first farm will be fully…

Planet Farms to build 15.000m2 farm plus appoints new CEO and President for Italy

Planet Farms, a vertical farm based in Italy, announces two the appointment of Mara Lucilla Valsecchi and Marco Bordoli as the new CEO and President of Planet Farms Italy, respectively.  Though, it doesn't stop there. The newly appointed additions will guide Planet Farms' expansion toward the establishment…

Aileen Rogge / Hochschule Osnabrück

Vanilla and pepper, made in Osnabrück:

Research center "Agricultural Systems of the Future" opened at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Until now, vanilla has mostly come to us from regions around the Indian Ocean, and pepper has also been imported to Europe to this day. This is now set to change, as new, future-oriented, and sustainable cultivation options for these and many other herb and vegetable plants are now being researched at…

OptimIA:

How to help vertical farms grow more efficiently and economically

OptimIA is a research and outreach project aimed at offering production and economic information that is useful and can be applied to the indoor farm industry. The concept of OptimIA originated when Erik Runkle at Michigan State University, Chieri Kubota at Ohio State University, and Cary Mitchell at…

Delphy Japan opens new office

On November 19, 2022, Delphy Japan opened its own office. Due to the growth of the Delphy Japan team, an onsite office was necessary, and the move suited very well into the multi-year strategy. Delphy Japan was founded in 2014 as the first private independent consulting company for horticulture in Japan. In recent years, the team…


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