Controlled Environment

Cucumber growers share their vision on autonomous greenhouse cultivation

Over the last few years, there has been a considerable amount of interest in the concept of "autonomous cultivation" in greenhouse horticulture. The last two "autonomous greenhouse challenges" with cucumber and tomato have demonstrated that... more »

OGVG, Blue Radix set autonomous greenhouse management in Ontario

The Ontario government is supporting greenhouse growers by investing over $3.6 million in 12 innovative projects to help develop new technologies, recover from the impact of COVID-19 and enhance competitiveness and innovation. One of these... more »

AppHarvest acquires Root A1 and its signature data-collecting robot, Virgo

Morehead, Kentucky-based AppHarvest Inc., an agtech company and Certified B Corp focused on farming more sustainably using 90% less water than open-field agriculture and only recycled rainwater, announced April 8 that it has acquired Root... more »

UC Davis vertical farming facility takes hydroponics to a new level

The newest greenhouse on campus doesn’t look like a greenhouse at all. It’s a 40-foot-long shipping container filled with cutting-edge, high-tech equipment that will help University of California Davis usher in a new frontier in... more »

Hydroponic tabletop strawberry approach drives project by three partners

Expectations are high for the first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack which debuts this fall, backed by a trio of partners intent on elevating the category with a unique tabletop strawberry proposition. New Wave Berry,... more »

AeroFarms going public through merger with Spring Valley Acquisition

Vertical farming operation AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation, announced in a March 26 news release it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SV)... more »

Lyra offers 3-in-1 nutrient management and biostimulant for specialty crops

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has introduced Lyra, a premium nutrient management tool for fertigated specialty crops. According to a news release, Lyra offers a patent-pending combination of Verdesian’s co-polymer technology for season long... more »

Kalera’s newest vertical farming facility to open in St. Paul, Minnesota

Kalera, a U.S. vertical farming company an a leader in plant science for producing high-quality produce in controlled environments, announced March 15 the purchase of a facility in St. Paul, Minnesota which it will convert... more »

Current Issue

Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Inflation pressure creates pricing conundrum

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

H-2A program in need of repair

 

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