Top 5 -yesterday
- Germany: Wittingen gets first joint Food & Energy facility
- CAN (ON): Aleafia’s 160,000 sq. ft. greenhouse retrofitting on schedule
- Czech scientists make progress in microscopic examination of plants
- Foodstuffs and Woolworths NZ halt all Australian strawberry distribution
- Rijk Zwaan opens brand-new R&D facility in Fijnaart
Top 5 -last month
Top 5 -last week
- HortTechnology announces open access of applied horticultural research
- West Africa's largest hydroponic tomato greenhouse opens in Nigeria
- Fresh produce sent via air freight becoming more popular
- Flemish Minister completes internship at Antwerp tomato company
- ICBA, South Korean agriculture agency join forces for biosaline R&D
US (NJ): Building the techiest indoor farm in the world
The operation will be in Kearny, N.J., and grow 30 times more produce than its current indoor farm that’s located nearby, and supply 100 types of leafy greens and herbs for customers like Whole Foods and Foragers.
The company has developed what it says is a proprietary software system, complete with a robust network of sensors that takes in data in real time to determine outcomes like the quality, texture, color, and yield of its plants. “The software is the brains of the farm,” says Bowery CEO and founder Irving Fain.
Small adjustments—water flow, light intensity, temperature, humidity—can then be made in response to data inputs to impact outcomes like taste and flavor, such as growing a mustard green that’s got a spicier pick.
“These changes get pushed out automatically into our system,” says Fain. “The precision and level of control is unparalleled.”
Read more at Fortune (Beth Kowitt)
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