Top 5 - yesterday
- How growers are future-proofing with flexibility and innovation
- Philippines: Pampanga farmers urged to switch to in demand, high-value crops
- Research as a Service at a fraction of the cost revealed at Indoor Ag-Con 2023
- Next-gen vertical farming, sensors and energy generation showcased to US Midwest State Legislators
- Floating farms are transforming life on India’s waterways
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
- Red dwarf tomatoes are thriving in space
- Italy: "Same productivity, but without the energy costs from artificial lighting"
- What happened with vertical farming and how can we fix it?
- Step aside, leafy greens – it’s high-value crops only in these space-bound pods
- How to buy quality grow lights and get the amount of light needed
Technology determines best spacing of gutter-grown lettuce and harvest time
How can growers best determine their lettuce plants' spacing and when to harvest? That is what researchers at Wageningen University&Research (WUR) in the Netherlands addressed with the help of 3D images and computer vision. A recently published research paper elaborates on those third Autonomous…
"Grower can even make up for lack of grid capacity with it"
Greenhouse horticulture eyes up salt battery
Perhaps more than ever, growers are looking at the energy situation on their farms. This increasingly includes electricity storage in times of high energy prices. For this, growers already know how to find Durable M.E., a specialist in energy storage and battery systems. Yet Jean-Pierre Gödde was…
Trial and error in Dutch greenhouse: Can autonomous systems work well together?
In 2021, the Dutch research organization, TNO, introduced GAIA to greenhouse horticulture. They set four years aside to develop the system, which aims to connect autonomous systems being used in greenhouse horticulture. A prototype has been running at Hortivation Foundation participants. "We find this…
Hayden Stewart - P&C Automation
"The system accurately and consistently places interlocking trays on a pallet"
P&C Automation's palletizing solutions are custom designed to suit clients' requirements. The company recently delivered a palletizing solution to Australian producer Bendotti Avocado. While the system delivered to Bendotti Avocado was designed for palletizing up to two different product types…"Inhouse Farming - Feed & Food Show" during Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany Dreamstime
New DLG platform for food production of the future
How can we use innovative production systems to supply the world's growing population with healthy, nutritious, and sustainably produced food? The "Inhouse Farming - Feed &…
BioBee and BloomX
Producer and developer of bumblebees and beneficial insects collaborate
BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd. is celebrating 40 years of innovation and is one of the leading international producers of bumblebees for pollination and beneficial insects and mites for agricultural purposes. BioBee is proud to announce that it is now a strategic partner of BloomX. BloomX (formerly Bumblebee AI)…
Agro Business Club Westland on a visit to Siemens:
'Dutch agribusiness can sharply increase clout and sustainability through digitalization spurt'
Accelerated digitization can make the Dutch agribusiness sector more sustainable, promote chain cooperation and strengthen its competitive position. It also offers opportunities to deploy people and knowledge more efficiently. This was evident at the first meeting of this year's Agro Business Club…
Translating the sound of bees to pollinate indoor farms
"We came up with this idea because beekeepers had a lot of problems with theft and problems with keeping track of bee health. Roberto, our CEO, is a generational beekeeper, so he understood these problems well. We then moved to help farmers with pollination because they have similar problems - they don't…
USAF cavitating ultrasonic transmitters now also available in 115 volts
More and more growers are discovering how they can easily render algae, fungi, and viruses harmless in their water systems, namely by placing a USAF ultrasonic transmitter in places where water is stored, such as basins, silos, and drain pits. At the request of growers, there is now also a 115-volt…
An indoor farming sensor system and cloud-based AI farm management software - how does it work?
EcoSense is an indoor farming sensor system and a cloud based AI farm management software. In this video, it is explained how exactly the EcoSense works.For more information:Ecobloomwww.ecobloom.se
“Environmental control is the biggest limiting factor at most cultivation facilities”
"Price compression is rendering inadequate cultivation facilities obsolete. Cultivation businesses can no longer operate profitably without tight adherence to temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 set points," says Adrian Giovenco, Co-Founder and CEO of InSpire Transpiration Solutions. The company was…
Ozonation for greenhouse surface cleaning, available in early 2023
"Ozone is the perfect solution to clean and disinfect surfaces, as it kills all bacterial growth and pathogens on contact, leaving no chemical residue before reverting back to oxygen," says Martin Troughton, Vice President of Operations at Nebula Group. "Ozone is nature's natural cleaner," says Ian…
Source.ag raises $23 million
Dutch growers invest in AI greenhouse technique
Source.ag, an artificial intelligence (AI) provider for greenhouse growers, has closed $23 million in its Series A funding round, bringing the company's total funding to $35 million in just under two years. The Series A funding round is led by Astanor Ventures and includes investments from Acre Venture…
Urban Crop Solutions launches e-shop: everything needed for indoor farmers
“We spotted a need for a simple and transactional way for our customers to order their regular items such as seeds and substrates. When we delved a little further, we uncovered that there was additional demand for the same method of ordering spare parts and other extras," explained Pieter-Jan Devos,…
A vertical farm as a big data source
"Growing is a top sport. Raising the bar, a little higher every time. That is only possible with the right information about growing conditions, performance, yield, and much more. Today’s information, but also information gathered in the past. In other words, data. More and more possibilities are…
System gives roots extra oxygen: "It's actually a small water purification system"
At a Dutch potted plant grower this year, after a year of testing, systems were installed in all return water basins to aerate the return water. It involves JVR Tecmar's Vital Oxidizer. "It is basically a small water purifier that rids the water of organic contaminants," says John van Ruyven, the owner…
Gardin and Enza Zaden collaborate on technology
Gardin is thrilled to announce that, after the completion of a successful trial in September 2022, Enza Zaden has the intention to expand our collaboration across their facilities in the Netherlands and Spain in 2023. Enza Zaden tested the Gardin technology on some of its breeding lines. Being able to…
Robotics’ coolest feature is not the tech itself, but the intelligence behind it
“At Enkitek, we provide the tools needed to industrialize the vertical farming sector by introducing digitalization and artificial intelligence,” says Víctor Cantón Ferrer, CEO at the Barcelona-based agtech company Enkitek. Víctor Cantón Ferrer As Victor explains, Enkitek’s main service is the provision of…