Posts tagged indoor agriculture
How The Baking Industry Can Benefit From Vertical Farming

Agritecture’s Managing Director, Henry Gordon-Smith, recently spoke about vertical farming at the International Baking Industry Exposition during his Fresh Take Talk. Here he discusses how retailers can provide value-added products through vertical farming to enhance customer experience through freshly grown ingredients used in their baked goods.

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This Paris-Based Start-Up Is Combining Gastronomy and Sustainable Agriculture

An Agritecture exclusive interview with La Plucherie, a paris-based start-up giving chefs access to fresh, local rare herbs. Utilizing a small Indoor growing unit and a “Growtruck”, a showroom of the technical know-how.

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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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