Posts tagged indoor agriculture
Scientists have grown the first vegetables in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. Working out of a shipping container-sized lab in an otherwise barren snowscape, the team gathered about 8 pounds of produce from their first yield, the AP reports, including herbs, lettuce, arugula, and red radishes.

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Want to start your own urban farm? This 2-day class will save you time and money down the road

If you're thinking about starting an urban farming business, you're not alone! More and more people are becoming interested in commercial urban farming. But no matter how you envision your farm, it's essential to understand the common mistakes made in the industry, and the simple solutions that will save you a lot of time, money and stress as your business grows. Agritecture's Commercial Urban Farming Class is one of the best ways to gain insider knowledge before you start your farm. This 2-day class gives you only the most important knowledge and skills to plan out and profitably operate an urban farm of your dreams.

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Dryponics® - How Farmers Cut lifts Indoor Vertical Farming to the next level

Indoor farming is a rapidly expanding industry with new farming technologies emerging constantly. One of the latest stand-out innovations is by German farming company Farmers Cut. Seeking to improve upon the already existing soilless growing technologies, Farmers Cut is growing plants using "Dryponics", a system that they claim allows them to be more flexible with space and able to manage resources better than the competition. 

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BERLIN-BASED STARTUP “INFARM” RAISES $25 MILLION FOR VERTICAL FARMING SYSTEM

Infarm, a startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores, restaurants and local distribution centres to bring fresh and artisan produce much closer to the consumer, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. The round is led by London-based VC firm Balderton Capital, with participation from TriplePoint Capital, Mons Investments, and previous investors Cherry Ventures, QUADIA and LocalGlobe.

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Illumitex unveils new NEOPAR grow lights

LED grow lighting company, Illumitex, has just introduced their new horticulture lighting solution for indoor urban farmers: NeoPAR™. Illumitex scientists and engineers worked closely together to create a light that is all at once highly efficient, ultra-thin, and able to deliver the company's latest X6 spectrum. 

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WANT A PROFITABLE FARM? GET TO KNOW THIS DATA

Running a profitable farm is hard. Among many reasons, running a farm is difficult because variables are constantly changing. Soil moisture levels, nutrient and fertilizer needs, weather patterns, and the threat of pests are among a few of the variables that often fluctuate. This is why farming is really a numbers game. A successful farm is able to collect large amounts of data, determine what data is actually relevant, and then turn this data into insights and predictive modeling. This is what helps farmers know the current condition of crops and the best next steps.

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OVER 32 TRILLION DATA POINTS GIVE GROWERS SOLID ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Autogrow, a leading global ag tech company, has announced their strategy to use trillions of available growing data points to help their growers’ crop production.

Agritecture is also excited to announce that Autogrow will be a featured sponsor of AgLanta 2018, the South's largest urban agriculture conference. They will be headlining our Smart Resource Management topic area. 

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COUNTER INTUITIVE THINKING: USING INDOOR AGRICULTURE TO HELP REDUCE ATMOSPHERIC CARBON

All farming has a carbon footprint. While indoor agriculture uses a lot of electricity for artificial lighting and climate control, urban farmers are quick to point out all the food miles and on-farm emissions that most fresh produce is responsible for. The current line of thinking is therefore: who emits less? But there is another side to the debate that is rarely discussed. What about all of that carbon that could be recaptured if we let nature take back over those crop fields?

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VERTICAL FARMING FUNDING ON THE RISE IN 2017 & PREDICTIONS FOR 2022

Vertical farming is an industry with enormous potential to change the way we eat. By saving resources and producing local food, vertical farming may alleviate many of the concerns facing traditional agriculture. However, to become a thriving, sustainable industry will require funding. This means venture capitalists, angel investors, crowdfunders, and government must demonstrate enough interest to dedicate money to vertical farming ventures. Without proper funding, a future with vertical farming, and other indoor agriculture methods, will not be possible.

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