Spread Co., Ltd.

Spread takes on strawberry production

"An important step towards a sustainable society"

Spread succeeded in developing the technology for mass production of pesticide-free, high-quality strawberries in vertical farms using artificial lighting. The technologies include proprietary environmental control, stable indoor pollination, and pesticide-free, clean cultivation.  Spread's CEO, Shinji Inada…


The macro benefits of microgreens

The spotlight over the past year-and-a-half has been on the city's health consciousness. Microgreens which are fast emerging as nutritional value- adds. While microgreens are easy to grow at home, for some like Yamini Yagnamurthy, they've also grown into a business this past year. Yagnamurthy's Stomato…

Square Roots

Square Roots expands its herb range

“We’re using technology a little differently"

“Food, farmers and consumers are all connected at the center of our system," said Tobias Peggs, Co-Founder and CEO at Square Roots. Square Roots is expanding its herb range by introducing three premium fresh offerings - Cilantro, Dill, and Parsley to complement its signature Basil.    He added, "We surround our farmers…

"Pesto made for chefs looking for a fast and fresh alternative"

Bresc comes with the Premium basil pesto. "Ideal for chefs looking for a quick and fresh alternative," says Bresc. Available from now on from the catering wholesalers. "The Premium basil pesto is supplied in 450 gram pots, a conscious choice so that the pesto stays fresh for as long as possible.…

Bringing light automation to the Japanese market

Heliospectra AB announced a new reseller partnership with Harahara Inc., a long-term supplier of cultivation solutions. Harahara will represent Heliospectra's LED lighting and…


AeroFarms launches new brand identity

“We are excited to roll out the new look of our namesake brand"

AeroFarms recently launched its new brand identity for AeroFarms and the rebranding of its Dream Greens® retail brand to AeroFarms. Uniting its mission and activities under one fresh, powerful identify that celebrates its leadership for indoor vertical farming and a brighter future for all. “Now more…

LeGrow announces launch of innovative modular desktop garden system

"If I can't leave the city, I will bring nature here"

Industrial designers and gardening product developers LeGrow, just announced the launch of a new modular desktop gardening system for growing indoor plants with ease. The LeGrow 2 indoor garden system can be customized with different plants and includes modules for watering, lighting, humidifier and…

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Ottawa startup Plantaform hopes to harvest profits from indoor gardening technology

A Carleton University business grad says his new startup is planting the seeds of a flourishing global horticulture enterprise with a soil-free system that grows herbs and leafy vegetables in a container small enough to sit on a kitchen countertop.  Alberto Aguilar launched fledgling biotech startup Plantaform…

Nordic Harvest

Nordic Harvest collaborates with Denmark's largest retailer

Nordic Harvest and Salling Group recently closed an agreement on the delivery of fresh produce in Salling Group's stores. Salling Group is Denmark's largest retailer that owns several chains of stores, such as Netto, Føtex, Bilka and Salling.   With the agreement, Nordic Harvest will supply almost three tons of…

Freight Farms' Greenery S introducing a fresh suite of features

Simplifying the process of farming

Recently Freight Farms' newest container farm was released: the Greenery S. "This farm is not just a refinement of our past models, it redefines what it means to be a farmer," said Freight Farms co-founder and COO Jon Friedman.  "Of all the Greenery S features, the most notable is the re-imagined workspace,…

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