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Colorado State University and Philips Lighting convene Research Summit

US: Horticulture researchers explore tech innovations

Philips Lighting announced that Colorado State University (CSU) and the horticulture LED lighting group from Philips Lighting recently collaborated to host the first ever LED Horticulture Lighting Research Summit. The inaugural event, held on CSU’s campus, assembled a group of university researchers and.....

May 23, Eindhoven

NL: Lighting for Horticulture Conference

The inaugural Horticultural Lighting Europe Conference is presented by PennWell Corporation and supported by the PennWell LED & Lighting Network, comprised of the industry’s leading publications and tradeshows including LEDs Magazine, Lux Review, Strategies in Light, The LED Show, LuxLive, Lightspace dot.....

Lighting the way in your greenhouse

While light plays an important role in growing all crops, it is particularly important to greenhouse growers, says Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.“If you are a greenhouse grower, light can affect your crops in terms of flowering, fruiting, branching,.....

Flanders invests millions in biotechnology

The Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport, Philippe Muyters, together with VIB's managing directors Jo Bury and Johan Cardoen, and chairman of VIB’s board of directors, Ajit Shetty, signed the agreement between the Flemish Government and VIB for the next 5 years. With this 34% increase in.....

Vifra introduces professional 'plug and play' humidity control solution

Dehumidification systems are gaining ground in the greenhouse industry. Vifra's answer to this trend is the new series of V-Dry dehumidification units. The small, lightweight units claim to be more flexible and adaptable to any kind of situation.For many years now, Italian engineering company Vifra is known.....

Robots meet indoor farming

Though still in its infancy, more companies are using robotic systems to boost the efficiency of vertical farms and greenhouses.In a 47,300-square-foot facility near Kyoto, SPREAD, an agriculture technology company, is creating a massive, automated, indoor "vertical farm"—and the special ingredient is the.....

Reducing crop protection with Nokia

EIT Digital has launched work to develop a new Smart IOT Application Development (SIOTAD) framework primarily aimed at the agricultural industry. Pilot studies are about to get under way for the framework, which is designed to reduce the use of phytosanitary products through IoT, Big Data and 5G innovations......

Vietnam: HCM City continues focus on modern indoor ag

HCM City plans to continue restructuring its agriculture to make it modern and urban, enhancing the use of technology including bio-technology to produce safe, quality products.Nguyễn Phước Trung, director of its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the city would strive to.....

Bayer and Yara to collaborate in digital farming tools

Bayer and Yara have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability. The purpose is to develop new digital farming solutions as well as to increase the use of.....

30-minute DNA test for Clavibacter detection in tomato

Agdia has developed a rapid and user-friendly DNA test kit, based on their AmplifyRP XRT platform, an isothermal amplification method, for detection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (Cmm) in tomato.Cmm, the causal agent of bacterial canker of tomato, is a devastating disease that can result.....

LED Lighting for Indoor Farmers – Mini Course

Whether you’re growing indoors or just providing supplemental lighting for the plants in your greenhouse, LED lighting should be on your radar.Upstart University teamed up with the experts at LumiGrow, a California-based manufacturer of smart horticultural lighting solutions, to bring you a webinar on LED.....

University of Guelph honeybee, soil research projects get $1.4 million

Protecting dwindling honeybee populations and improving soil health are the goals of two University of Guelph initiatives that received more than $1.4 million in federal support.The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded Strategic Partnership Grants to Prof. Rod Merrill, Department.....

Lighting Science steps into vertical farming with new VividGro LED product line

Lighting Science announced their entrée into the vertical farming space with the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to their industry-leading VividGro product line. Engineered specifically for vertical farming facilities and grow chambers/facilities, the latest addition to the VividGro line packs high output,.....

Fresh Box Farms’ Dave Vosburg on indoor ag’s potential

As consumers increasingly demand food that is both locally sourced and more nutritious, Controlled Environment Indoor Agriculture (CEIA) has an important role to play in our future food system.By growing close to urban consumers, produce gets from its point of harvest to tables faster. Shorter travel.....