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New LED solution launched

Hydrofarm Holdings Group, an independent wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and commercial horticultural products, unveiled Photobio TX and Photobio T linear top lights— the newest additions to the Phantom Photobio series of next generation LED tech solutions. The high-performance products, optimized for…

This indoor garden uses hydroponics to grow vegetables at home

With the pandemic leaving most of us to our own devices, some of us knew we had no choice but to get good at cooking. Getting more and more familiar with herbs and the punch they pack in flavorful dishes, the popularity of horticulture has also increased. More and more people are installing indoor garden…

Revol Greens

Plant-based fertilizer behind first line of USDA certified organic greenhouse lettuce

US greenhouse grower Revol Greens announces an innovation with the rollout of a proprietary plant-based organic nutrient source. "This marks the next step in a nationwide organic greenhouse program," they say. "A first in the lettuce industry for both field and greenhouse environments, our newly…

US grower announces retail expansion of microgreens

Micro Super Mix and Micro Spicy Mix, are now available at select ShopRite locations in the northeast! This retail expansion builds upon the success of Dream Greens by AeroFarms' microgreens launch last year. All Dream Greens by AeroFarms microgreens are safely grown indoors in AeroFarms’ state of the art…

US indoor lettuce farm continues Midwest expansion

Living Greens Farm (LGF), a vertical, indoor aeroponic farm in the U.S. that provides year-round fresh salads, salad kits, microgreens and herbs, announced the addition of significant new retail distribution of its products in the upper Midwest to independent, specialty and co-op retailers. Starting…

Plenty

says Plenty's Co-founder Nate Storey.

“COVID is helping the world to re-examine its values”

With all the health concerns and supply chain disruptions resulting from the pandemic, many consumers are looking for locally and responsibly produced fruits and vegetables. And Plenty is firing on all cylinders to meet this increased demand. According to Dr. Nate Storey, co-founder and chief science…

Feature release: discard while moving

For so many of the growers, Artemis is the first time they’re documenting data at every step of their workflow. It can be tricky getting all of the nuances of real-world…

Mushroom Council

Just add mushrooms: Making meals more nutritious

Researchers have identified another good reason to eat more mushrooms. New research , published in Food Science & Nutrition (January 2021) found that adding a mushroom serving…

Canadian breaks World Record by eating three Carolina reapers in under 10 seconds

A Canadian with a love for spicy food broke a Guinness World Record by eating three Carolina reaper chili peppers in under 10 seconds. A video was shared of Mike Jack…

SAIS Sementi:

"Aroma is still the hallmark of a quality basil"

The market for fresh herbs is increasing at a fast pace, gaining markets as consumers become more interested in a healthy food experience. In Germany, the largest market in Europe for imported fresh herbs, the import value increased with 42% from 2015 to 2019. The most popular fresh herb in Europe is basil,…

New plastic film "deactivates Coronavirus in just 15 minutes"

A scientific collaboration including the companies Nanox, AplFilm, Braskem and the UFSCar (Brazil) and Jaume I of Castellón (Spain) universities has presented a plastic film…

Patent for US horizontal plant training technology

Trella Technologies, Inc. a Massachusetts-based provider of energy-efficient solutions to problems unique to the indoor farming industry, announced today that it was awarded its first patent for its system and method for automated horizontal plant training. U.S. Patent No. 10,918,022 both validates and…

"Modular, sustainable and realistic" farms

Sustainability building company, Green Build Systems, have launched their latest range – The GBS Modular Vertical Farm a unique and sustainable vertical farm, system designed…

New lighting for vertical farms

Screensign Arts (SSA) the New Zealand-based supplier of Even Light Distribution systems is set to release a new Lighting Panel for the horticulture industry. "This system incorporates many unique performance features over conventional lighting systems," they say. SSA Managing Director and system developer is Richard Hunter, who…

UK building specialist launches modular vertical farm

Sustainability building specialists, Green Build Systems, have launched their latest range: the GBS Modular Vertical Farm. This is a vertical farm system designed to offer flexible, sustainable solutions in an ever-changing environment. So, what separates this vertical urban farm from others, and how did…

Columbia vertical farm focusses on reducing plastic waste

 Vertical Roots, a hydroponic container farming company in the U.S. growing leafy greens, is pleased to introduce a new packaging design reduces plastic usage over 30% and prolongs freshness for the brand’s line of salad mixes; available in stores this month. The new packaging also features an elevated brand…

New growth chamber facility on university campus investment in Florida agriculture

“In all kinds of weather” might be a common refrain on the UF campus in Gainesville. But step into the new UF/IFAS Growth Chamber Facility, and you’ll gain a whole new understanding of the phrase. The new facility, which officially opened Jan. 28, features 15 specialized chambers where researchers will…

Foaming and fogging with new watering tools

Normally, Dramm would be in Essen, Germany this week for the IPM. "We miss seeing all of our European customers and look forward to getting together when possible," they say. Dramm would have displayed their complete line of watering tools there, including the  newest items FOAM8L, the K-50 PulsFOG, the TracFOG.…

Indoor farming and horticulture light-emitting diodes: sharing the knowledge

Würth Elektronik has been very busy lately working on small to big scale experiments in indoor growth chambers and small greenhouses. Würth Elektronik facilities are equipped with electronic components such as the MagI³C power modules and LEDs (light-emitting diodes) in three very special wavelengths,…

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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…

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…

Rise Garden

Rise Garden launches indoor smart garden

Growing indoors with the Personal Garden

A new indoor smart garden is coming from Rise Garden according to the virtual CES event. The Chicago-based company’s new countertop-sized garden is equipped with Amazon Alexa and includes an “industry-first microgreens add-on.” Rise Garden, founded in 2019, designs hydroponic produce gardens so anyone…

Affinor Growers announces latest developments

New design & issuance of U.S. patent for vertical growing technology

Affinors Growers recently announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. US D896,690 S on September 22, 2020, in relation to the…

Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming introduces new limited edition product line

Farmer's Selection: small-batch greens offered for a limited time

When local farm stands are chock-full of produce you’ve never seen before, the thrill of taking something new home is a welcome challenge. So why doesn’t this treasure hunt experience always land at the grocery store? At Bowery, we want to change this. This winter, we’re introducing a new product line…

Danish company launches new package solution

Bottom of fresh herbs bag becomes growing pot

Danish based growing company Grow Up FARM is launching a new product, named Eat-Grow-Repeat: small pea plants that grow in hemp in a bag. Refrigerated and bagged, the pea sprouts keep fresh for a week. "Rip off the upper section of the bag, and the bottom of the bag is now the pot," they explain. "Place…

Vertical Future in collaboration with meat supplier to increase nutrient content of plant-based mince

Heck is to further expand its presence in the plant-based aisles with a first move into vegan mince this spring. Described as a “convenience product for scratch cooking” by…

Agri-tech startup granted £566,000 to develop growth chambers

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has just awarded Grobotic Systems and their consortium partners a grant worth £566,000 to fund the development of their cutting-edge growth chamber, and to support the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy to transform food production.  Agri-tech startup Grobotic Systems…


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