Chinese scientists grow rice that yields twice faster in hydroponic experiment

Recently, scientists of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences cooperated with the Qianqian team of the China National Rice Research Institute to successfully achieve an important breakthrough in rice planting: the growth cycle of the crop was shortened by half.  According to the team’s chief scientist and…

Marco Di Maggio, Apimex Fruchthandel Ltd

"Good quality and stable prices for Hungarian pointed peppers"

Many European plants were affected by the cold spring weather. There were major delays in Hungary as well, due to the frost. Apimex Fruchthandel Ltd from Munich, as a full-range supplier, also offers pointed peppers from Hungary, says Managing Director Marco Di Maggio. Good quality despite cold and heat"Due…

Belgian greenhouse lettuce prices shot up in July

In July 2021, Belgium's average agricultural and horticultural price index was 35,4% higher than in July 2020. That is according to Statistics Belgium, Statbel, calculations.  The…

Australian industry faces largest rise in food prices in more than a decade

Australians will most likely be paying more for groceries and other essential goods heading into Christmas as the pandemic wreaks havoc on retail supply chains. Economists…

Infarm:

Building facilities across Canada, as well as in Greater London and Copenhagen

“We are building the largest vertical farming network in the world. We’re currently in 10 countries on three continents but will be adding more to our world map,” says Daniel Kats, Executive Vice President of Sales at Infarm. The company launched in seven Canadian cities during the pandemic and recently…

CCA Educate Me

US (PA): Mobile lab brings aquaponics closer to society

AgWorks at CCA created “The AquaJack” Mobile Aquaponics Lab to bring learning opportunities across the state of Pennsylvania.  AgWorks at CCA (Commonwealth Charter Academy) has a physical location at their Capital Campus in Harrisburg, PA. The AquaJack Mobile Lab is a fully functional, small-scale version…

Sananbio:

"The base of our technology is R&D in product development"

“We’ve sold many products such as LED lights, growing modules, and container farms internationally. However, running a farm abroad wasn’t something we were very well-experienced at", says David Li, VP of Sananbio. “We started to look at the investments and decided to focus on R&D more intensively, rather…

Fresh herbs from halls and bunkers

From a hall instead of a field: ETH spin-off YASAI soon wants to harvest 20 tons of herbs per year from an indoor plant. Vertical farming primarily brings ecological advantages. More can be produced with fewer resources, according to ETH Zurich. This is how the founders of ETH spin-off YASAI envision the…

80 Acres Farms on their $160 million funding plans

Improving food access through new farms, retail partnerships, and product R&D

“We’ve proven that the technology works so now it’s our time to bring that to more and more communities,” says Noah Zelkind, Director of Business Development at 80 Acres Farms.  80 Acres Farms is a vertical farming company that currently operates eight indoor farms and produces a wide product line including…

Manila Standard

Growing strawberries in hot climates with aeroponics

"We reduced the cost of cooling by just cooling the plant roots”

Strawberry production is now made possible in the lowlands and hot areas of the Philippines through the vertical aeroponic system and root zone cooling technology, innovated by a biosystems engineer from Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.  “The root zone cooling or the group heat exchanger system is being used for cooling…

Danish retail is committed to vertical crop products

The Danish supermarket chains Føtex and Bilka are already selling salads and herbs grown in vertical gardens, thanks to the agreement between Nordic Harvest and Salling Group,…

"Crops from the vertical farm have more flavor and a longer shelf life"

"In a closed cultivation cell, you have maximum influence on conditions such as temperature, humidity and light. This allows you to precisely control plant growth, full flavour and aroma", says Lennart Bijl, Operations Manager at Own Greens. "Moreover, the cultivation environment is very clean. Bacteria,…

"Central and Eastern Europe can be the powerhouse of global food security"

"Closed-system farming helps tackle the biggest challenges in global food supply security", says Tungsram president & CEO Joerg Bauer.   Climate change causing extreme weather conditions in certain areas, overpopulation, soil contamination, the depletion of areas suitable for agricultural production, urbanization, and growing…

Wickes Farm Strawberries

UK strawberry producer uses hybrid solutions to maximize yields

British strawberries could be on supermarket shelves nine months of the year using a new vertical-growing technique that is also better for the environment. The system, which is being pioneered by a fruit-grower in Arundel, West Sussex, uses 50% less water and has a 90% lower carbon footprint but has…

They achieved total aggregate benefits for 2,887 million euro during 2020

"Almeria growers are the best paid growers in Andalusia"

According to the official data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalusia corresponding to the 2020…


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