Year overview June 16-30

The rising star of indoor ag

Hot on the heels of GreenTech came the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, highlighting the increasingly significant role indoor ag plays on the world stage. This was further illustrated by a major funding boost for a Scottish vertical farm, and the opening of a high-tech greenhouse in Japan.

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GreenTech 2019: What did you miss?
Greenhouses, crop protection, screens, shading installations, crop enhancement products, automation solutions, climate control tools, installation companies, heating…

Photo report: Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2019
Only last year, the amount of venture capital pumped into the indoor agriculture industry was 1.5 billion dollars already - enough to double the total greenhouse capacity of…

Thomas Ruiter and Menno Keppel: pioneers in Thailand
It has already been fifteen years since Thomas Ruiter and Menno Keppel of D.A.T.T. packed their bags and went off to Thailand to sell horticultural supplies and technology.…

Scottish vertical farm looking to go global with £5.4 million funding boost
Intelligent Growth Solutions, the Scottish-based vertical farm technology business, announced a £5.4 million Series A funding round led by US-based S2G Ventures. IGS opened…

grand opening of SARA project in Japan
Air cooling greenhouses with steam
Last Friday in Kasoaka, Japan, Taizo Sano opened the new greenhouse of SARA Inc. The new 18.5-hectare facility includes a 13-hectare greenhouse in which peppers, tomatoes and…

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