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Singapore: Renewed library now features hydroponics room

Visitors of the Choa Chu Kang Public Library will be treated to a bigger and greener experience when it reopens on Thursday, October 28. The library will now span two floors, instead of one, and will feature an indoor garden and a hydroponics room, where workshops on urban farming and food security will…

Teens for Food Justice

Teens for Food Justice program awarded 300k by USDA for hydroponic expansion

Nonprofit Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) has been awarded a $300,000, three-year grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand its school-based, indoor hydroponic farming program throughout the Rockaway Peninsula. In partnership with the Queens South Borough Office of the New York City…

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Mary Agrotech and Changzhi Yufeng AgTech Development

Collaboration on 700 m2 pilot farm in China

Mary Agrotechnologies announces that the company entered a strategic partnership with Changzhi Yufeng Agricultural Technology Development, one of the largest vertical farms in China. Mary AG CEO and founder Frank Qin wanted to take what started as cannabis home cultivation technology and turn it into…

Tackling climate issues with low-resource consuming growing towers

“Given the increasing shortages in resources, this is the best growing system a grower can use nowadays,” says David Steenkiste, founder of Plant-T. The Belgian company provides plug and play growing towers to European growers and businesses.  Solving the climate issuesAccording to David, these towers are…

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‘It’s not as carbon-hungry’: UK’s largest sunlit vertical farm begins harvest

The largest naturally lit vertical farm in Britain has begun harvesting, and the creators plan to build 40 more. It looks nothing like a traditional farm, with bright white towers of leafy green vegetables stacked as high as the eye can see. But Shockingly Fresh’s first giant greenhouse, in Offenham,…

San'an Bio

Unmanned vertical farm in China: is this what the future looks like?

As the world’s horticultural population becomes older and more young people choose to live in cities, the number of farmers around the world is gradually decreasing, raising the question: who will grow our food? 'Unmanned horticulture' with intelligent machines growing the crops may become the main…

La Serra & LettUs Grow partner in tomato trials

UK grower trials aeroponic propagation system

Commercial greenhouse growers La Serra and indoor farming technology provider LettUs Grow have partnered to conduct tomato propagation trials. The first aeroponic trials were conducted in LettUs Grow’s aeroponic research center in Bristol and the first round of transplants are now being monitored in La…

Unfold:

"We can focus more on quality and how the product satisfies consumer needs”

“In vertical farming, it is interesting how quickly the industry has grown without specific varieties or seeds developed for that purpose,” says John Purcell, CEO and president of Unfold. The California-based company has made its mission the development of seeds and varieties and digital solutions for…

Irish supermarket to sell hydroponic microgreens

SuperValu has announced the launch of two new hydroponically grown products grown in Ireland. SuperValu is the first retailer to bring vertically farmed hydroponic microgreens to market and the new products, available now on shelves around Ireland, are Signature Tastes Italian Style Microgreen Mix and…

China: Why the growth cycle of rice can be split in half

Can rice grow normally in a closed environment without sunlight and soil? The Institute of Urban Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and a team led by Qian Qian, an academic from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and deputy director of the China National Rice Research Institute,…

Vertical Harvest:

Todd P. Hanna announced as new COO

Vertical Harvest announced Todd P. Hanna as their COO. As the company sets sights on breaking ground in Westbrook, Maine, this fall for its second US location, Hanna will lead the expansion plans, team growth, and profitability model for the company in 10 new locations over the next five years. Hanna…

Niels Steenvoorden, Growfoam:

"Our foam substrate is competitive with cost savings"

"There is plenty of money available to invest in vertical farming at the moment, but once this has been done, the cultivation must also be profitable. At the moment, that is exactly where the problem lies. That is why we are currently looking at cost savings with growers who use Growfoam foam…

This "glass tree" vertical farm could solve urban food deserts

Creative agency Framlab is tackling the problem of 'urban food deserts' with their conceptual Glasir project. This group of modular vertical farms provides low-income neighborhoods with access to fresh produce. The greenhouse-like cubes were designed to be built anywhere in the city where there is room…

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…

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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…


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