Top 5 -yesterday
- CAN (AB): Aurora to shut down Edmonton facility, says 8% of its workforce to be impacted
- "We should focus on contributing to developing relevant EU standards for medical cannabis"
- CAN: Number of micro-licenses keep growing
- How dehumidifiers improve greenhouse flower growing
- US (OK): Agricultural groups call for pause of cannabis licensing
Top 5 -last week
- "We are bringing together something truly special"
- CAN (BC): ‘It’s a serious blow:’ cannabis producer Tilray announces shut down of Nanaimo operation
- PT: License producers launch the Association of Licensed Cannabis Companies
- US (CA): A video tour of a 196,000 cannabis indoor facility
- US (CA): Glass House completes acquisition of SoCal-based 5.5 million sq. ft. greenhouse
Top 5 -last month
- "We are bringing together something truly special"
- Microclimate and drainage solutions in vertical cultivation systems
- AU: Victoria-based grower receives cultivation permit, first harvest by January
- Integrated pest management for indoor cultivation pt. 2
- Powdery mildew resistance gene identified in cannabis
Ridder introduces CoRanger
Indoor positioning system pinpoints positions of plants, people and objects in the greenhouse
A newly introduced indoor positioning solution makes processes in the greenhouse transparent and allows them to take place more efficiently and accurately. CoRanger, introduced by Ridder, is a patented system that can pinpoint the positions of plants, people, and objects in the greenhouse to within 10cm.…
© Wirestock | Dreamstime.comCEA experts weigh in on what makes operations successful
"Know your crop data back to front"
Chris Higgins, GM of Hort Americas and founder of Urban Ag News, has been involved with the CEA and commercial horticulture industry for 25 years. Automation and CEA in the industry have historically always been around through the use of artificial lighting and glasshouses. However, recently the level of…
Servitization of installations: Operational reliability of equipment in the greenhouse
The starting point of servitization is that service and maintenance are no longer seen as a cost item. It is an additional revenue model for the grower. It's all about operational reliability. Installers no longer just supply their equipment, they also provide operational reliability. And that benefits…
Greenhouse farmers will soon be sharing project information in one language at Hortivation Hub
How high is the greenhouse? How many gutters will it have? And how many paths does the greenhouse have? The greenhouse builder already has an answer to all those kinds of questions, because that's usually where the design of a project begins. They record the entire process, from the rough outlines to the…
Growing semi-closed without a hose under your crop
With the recently presented Atrium Climatune climate system, semi-closed greenhouses no longer need the well-known hose under the crop. The system, using pulsating atmospheric pressure to achieve a diffuse distribution of the air, can also be used in traditional greenhouses to achieve more control over…
How do cybersecurity gaps threaten our electric infrastructure?
Cybersecurity threats to electric infrastructure continue to be a top-of-mind topic for many business executives. From healthcare and data center facilities to commercial and industrial buildings, businesses depend on electric power to continue their operations. Moreover, this dependence has been further…
"Through automation, we are gaining control over waste"
Everything comes full circle at LivWell’s Warren, Michigan, cannabis cultivation site. From water reuse and heat recovery to recycling CO2, LivWell designed the facility from the ground up with sustainable cultivation practices in mind. The vertically integrated company, which also has operations in…
Which type of greenhouse is most sustainable? Smart software can answer that
Anyone investing in a new greenhouse's first question is always, 'what will it cost'? However, investors are increasingly also asking greenhouse builders about the most sustainable choice. Is it a glass or plastic tunnel greenhouse, or perhaps a vertical farm? There are many speculations and advocates of…
Large investment for automatic soil moisture sensor system developers SoilSense
"Every grower in the world should have access to insights about their irrigation"
SoilSense, a Scandinavian startup helping farmers with sensor-based precision insights, has just raised $230k in a seed round from leading Danish investors. SoilSense provides an automatic soil moisture sensor system for agriculture that lets all farmers save water while increasing yield without the need…
Deep learning technique to monitor canopy surface inside a greenhouse
The real challenge when separating leaf pixels from background pixels in thermal images is associated with various factors such as the amount of emitted and reflected thermal radiation from the targeted plant, absorption of reflected radiation by the humidity of the greenhouse, and the outside…
Saga Robotics / Matt Munro,
Robot farmers could improve jobs and fight climate change
Farming robots may hold a promise of a cleaner and safer agricultural future. Potential downsides may arise from the loss of much-needed jobs to the safety of those working alongside the robots. Therefore, a process of responsible development is required. In the project called Robot Highways, multiple…
Manage only the environment that matters: the canopy
“We offer a completely integrated product and take all of the guesswork out, whether it relates to chillers, controls, air handling units, adjustable nozzles, etc.,” says Emil Breza, co-founder, president and CEO of AgricUltra Advancements. AgricUltra is a Canadian company that designs and develops…