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Going vertical in May and introducing Next Generation Growing solutions

May traditionally kicked off with the Indoor Ag-Con. For the sixth time, the industry united in Las Vegas to discuss expansion plans, new crops and of course food safety. In May also we published many articles about Next Generation Growing - using our resources to the best. Make sure you didn't miss any of them: 

Photo Report: 6th Annual Indoor Ag-Con
Networking opportunities, interesting speakers and exploring new technologies. On the sixth edition of the Indoor Ag-Con it was al present and we will inform you completely on it. But first get ready for some photos!

Osram acquires Fluence Bioengineering
Osram, provider of intelligent plant growth solutions, announced the acquisition of Fluence Bioengineering, Inc. of Austin, Texas. Fluence was founded in 2013, has approximately 95 employees and its 2017 sales were in the mid-double-digit millions of dollars (USD). The company specializes in LED-based.....


Henk Gerichhausen cultivated tomatoes in China for more than a year:
"I mainly taught the Chinese how to look at plants"
Dutch grower Henk Gerichhausen spent more than a year travelling between the Netherlands and China in order to share his knowledge about tomato cultivation. Greenhouse horticulture is developing at a fast pace in the country. 


Heliospectra Launches HelioCORE™ 
"Data-driven insights to automate every single parameter of lighting" 
Historical lighting strategies and instance isolations equip growers to make data-driven decisions for predictable, reliable, and repeatable business forecasting and harvest results. 

Scout robot detects plant abnormalities at an early stage
The IRIS! scout robot detects diseases, pests, deficiencies and other plant abnormalities at an early stage and also provides accurate fruit count and yield forecasting as well as detailed climate and environmental information.


New greenhouse facility to open at Baltimore steel mill site 
Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal global logistics center in Baltimore, Maryland featuring a combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads, highways and storage space, announced today that Gotham Greens, an agtech startup, will open a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse at the site of.....


Israel: Water and irrigation top of mind at Agritech 2018
The 2018 Agritech convention is held currently in Tel Aviv. The exhibition is organized for the 20th edition and pleases both exhibitors as visitors and hosts various delegations. Israel has a broad knowledge of growing vegetables and plants under harsh circumstances. 

company enters LED component market 
From phones to farms with Samsung
There's a new kid on the block! Samsung Electronics, active globally with digital component solutions, announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. 

"New jet tubes ideal for Next Generation Growing" 
In Next Generation Growing it's of course all about the optimum use of resources. HS jet tubes can play an important role in this. "Together with electric fans, different roles are possible," Niclas Heescher of Novavert tells. 

Horticultural Lighting Conference: 
"LED in greenhouse horticulture not yet fully developed" 
LED lighting in the greenhouse horticulture has been in full development in recent years. Nowadays hardly a day passes without new insights, discoveries, and developments in lighting. 

Tailor-made plugs adapt to growers’ needs
They are pretty small and contain only three components, but still the choice of plugs is of major importance to your crop. At Quick-Plug they know all about it - producing and selling hundreds of millions of plugs annually. Last year the company was acquired by Dümmen Orange. 


Ruben Houweling with Houweling’s Tomatoes 
“About 80 percent of our propagation material goes out to the industry”
Located in Delta, BC, Houweling’s grows tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers from seed to harvest. “We like to maintain as much control as we can from the selection of seeds all the way to harvest,” says Ruben Houweling as he gives a tour of the company’s 20-acre propagation area. 

After soilless babyleaf, here's hand-less babyleaf 
Little Leaf Farms, one of the largest growers of hydroponic baby greens in North America, has officially opened its expanded greenhouse in Devens, Mass this week. The expansion doubles the size of the greenhouse from 2.5 acres to 5 acres, and more than doubles its annual production of baby greens. 

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