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October 16-30th

Automation top of mind in October

In October the GreenTech was set to take place and this did happen, yet not in person but digitally. Fortunately the horticultural industry as a whole is becoming more and more digital and in October autonomous growing again was top of mind with the launch of various technical solutions. 

Priva launches Plantonomy: an online application that changes the way greenhouses are controlled.

From over 10,000 to a maximum of 6 settings: making growing easier

“I was a grower myself. All day long I was reading the crop, adjusting all the settings to get the job done. That’s more than 10,000 settings, 7 days per week, 365 days per…

First semi-closed greenhouse completed in Shanghai in late October

With a permanent population of 24 million, the average daily consumption demand for vegetables in the international metropolis of Shanghai amounts to about 18,000 tons.…

Michael Ploeg, Dalsem:

“Our new X-AIR greenhouse is a sustainable, integrated, complete solution for optimising the climate”

There's a new greenhouse on the block! It's the Dalsem X-Air and according to Michael Ploeg, export area manager with Dalsem, the new greenhouse makes use of physical and…

"We have barely scratched the surface in the MENA AgTech sector"

"Badia Farms is the first commercial vertical farm to launch in the GCC. We officially started operations in the heart of Dubai in 2016, but the seeds were planted further…

Edwin Vanlaerhoven, Certhon, on autonomous food systems:

"Robots are at the beginning of their potential, while greenhouse workers are at their zenith"

Robotization has been a key development in the greenhouse industry in recent years. With the recent investment by Japanese car part giant DENSO, Dutch agtech company Certhon…

Producing a winter crop of bell peppers in the Allegro Acres greenhouse

“[The horticultural sector] is just at the beginning of understanding the impact of lighting on plants; that has been enabled by LEDs,” says Louis Brun, president and CEO of…

Wolfgang Steiner, Gemüsebau Steiner LLC & Co.:

"Last week we harvested the first tomatoes in Germany's largest LED greenhouse"

Greenhouse production is becoming more and more an integral part of cultivation in Germany. Winter production is often still a problem, as high energy costs deter producers in…

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