Tom Piini, Micro Grow:

“We design based on grower’s feedback”

Not everyone was making sourdough bread during the lockdown. For the horticulture and agricultural industry it was a time of growth, in general and for Micro Grow Control Systems, in specific. The California-based Micro Grow was able to expand its operations, ramp up their R&D and expand its custom…

New patent pending method of CO₂ dosing

To create a highly efficient photosynthesis process of plants, Dalsem introduces a new method of distributing CO₂. The basis is their newly developed X-air greenhouse with the recently introduced X-Air Ventilation Systems. By dosing CO₂ directly into the moving airflow, the distribution will be uniform.…

Greenhouses to the moon? No, just the price

As a result from global madness on the commodity market, the price of greenhouses and greenhouse utilities is up. "For anything but iron ore, the prices are sky-high," says Annie van der Riet with Dutch horticultural organisation AVAG. Greenhouse builders and horticultural technology companies are…

Glasshouse facility supports technology solution testing

Glasshouse growers can be assured that the latest technology advancements are relevant to them, thanks to a commercially-representative testbed facility in Yorkshire. The Advanced Glasshouse Facility, located at Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC), can host testing for a range of products including small…

$20 million raised to support AI drones reducing use of chemical crop protection

Precision AI, a computer vision and robotics company working with sustainable farming practices, announced today the closing of $20 million in equity and grant funding.  The financing will support the advancement of a precision farming platform that deploys swarms of artificially intelligent drones to dramatically…

Ontario fruit and vegetable growers association COVID-19 mobile screening application

OFVGA has designed a very useful COVID-19 workplace screening app, available through HUB Connect. COVID-19 screening of workers (in accordance with local health unit…

Ellepot and PlantPaper join forces in merger

Ellepot and PlantPaper are joining forces to form the Ellepot Group on a mission to reduce the use of plastics in the plant propagation process by providing game-changing…

Chinese robot restaurant

Robotization has taken off in recent years. In warehouses, you increasingly see robots packing or sorting products. This Chinese restaurant only needs people to eat its food. Robots do everything else. Useful, right?

The warehouse of the future

The future of warehouse logistics. These are the STO Express logistics robots in the sorting centre of Xuzhou, China.    

"NZ has a very good name as a market leader and agriculture innovator, so they will give companies the time and listen"

New Zealand has a huge tech opportunity in the Middle East's growing horticulture industry

An international consulting company says New Zealand has a real opportunity to be a partner of choice with the Middle East in providing "world-leading agritech solutions" to a growing agriculture sector. Alpha Kennedy, from Prime Consulting International, told delegates at the MobileTECH Ag event in…

The future of deliveries?

Drones - you see them flying around more and more often. In the US, Amazon has received permission to test making deliveries with these flying machines. So, in a few years, we might never have to leave our houses. Our deliveries will simply be left on the porch or posted through a window.

Nordetect

Tracking nutrient changes and spot deficiencies

"It’s like a blood test for crops"

“Agriculture has been put under a lot of performance pressure because we need to grow with less,” says Keenan Pinto, CEO and Co-founder of Nordetect. “We learned that mother nature provides a strong buffer for outdoor farmers. Indoors, however, control systems become more important and are key in…

Fully coated water tank in disguise

We're not calling anybody ugly yet water tanks might not be the most beautiful devices ever installed in horticulture. Well, think again. A grower in Portugal ordered a water tank in pinewood green. "The green colour of the metal panels is caused by a powder coating, preventing against corrosion in…

New next-gen automated light control system showcased

Heliospectra has announced the launch of helioCORE 2.0. The newly upgraded state-of-the-art plant science software is being released to leading commercial growers and research institutions around the globe. It is expected to have a full launch by Q3 of 2021. In 2018, Heliospectra launched its helioCORE…

Optimizing insights in business activities with new software ABS

ABS Production is new, web-based software solution for seed production and multiplication companies developed by Agro Business Solutions (ABS). "With ABS Production one can manage relations like customers and growers, contracts, fields, varieties, lots, field inspections and quality results," the team…

Flexibility in commercial irrigation made easier with new mist controller

Link4 Corporation, manufacturers of cloud-based irrigation, fertigation, and environmental controllers, continues to bring new products to growers with the introduction of their Sapphire Commercial Irrigation/Mist cloud-based controller. The Sapphire is a commercial irrigation controller that can be programmed…

The ABC of PAR, PPF and PPFD

There is a myriad of factors for growers to take onboard when building a greenhouse or grow area. Firstly, there’s plant lifecycles and grow light positioning. Then, there’s heat and light spectrum, not to mention space and market. Little wonder taking on such a challenge can feel rather overwhelming, to start off with at…


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