NL: Dry fog helps to deliver fair priced and high-quality produce

“I was inspired by what I saw myself in the Amazon, how orchids grow in a natural dry-mist, and I wanted to apply that to food,” says Laurens Trebes, Founder and CEO of UrbanPonics. “I found the way horticulture is going now, with tasteless products that are pumped full of water, shocking, and I wanted…

Saffron R&D project turns out successfully

Vertical farming is not quite like ordinary farming, just like saffron is not quite like ordinary crops. The Association of Vertical Farming saw this too and decided to combine the two. They have just finished their R&D project which focused on saffron. Reason enough for us to delve a little deeper into…

Oasis Grower Solutions:

Reducing labor costs, improving efficiency

“Up until now, there has been little focus on labor savings, reduced labor, and improving efficiency. That is how AeroMax and our family of hydroponic plugs got started. We sought to cut labor requirements and increase efficiency in the entire process,” says Dr. Vijay Rapaka, global research manager at…

Citadel Biocat:

On-site production of biostimulant

“Using Biocat OSAA ‘H’ (Horticulture) and ‘MORE’ (Cannabis), we’ve seen growers take plants heavily infected with fungal disease, re-energize them, and then put them back with healthy plants. Our product makes plants more disease-resistant, demonstrating increased size and yield when compared to the…

Gel substrate allows growers to achieve higher yields with minimal OpEx

“Vertical farmers are looking at continuous improvement to gain economic and competitive advantage. HYPERroots substrate enables them to get more with less and to do so more predictably,” says Erik Caso, CEO and Chairman at Proterra Ag, Inc.  “Farmers need consistent performance they can rely on and, in fact,…

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New genotyping lab opened in Canada

NRGene, a genomics company, announces the official opening of its new office and genotyping lab in Saskatoon, Canada. The opening event will take place in the Innovation Place in the presence of members of the legislative assembly of Saskatchewan, academia, companies, and government officials.   NRGene develops and…

Unfold:

"We can focus more on quality and how the product satisfies consumer needs”

“In vertical farming, it is interesting how quickly the industry has grown without specific varieties or seeds developed for that purpose,” says John Purcell, CEO and president of Unfold. The California-based company has made its mission the development of seeds and varieties and digital solutions for…


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