Vertical Farming News

  • NDVI and Your Farm: Understanding NDVI for Plant Health Insights

    NDVI and Your Farm: Understanding NDVI for Plant Health Understanding your crops’ health status isn’t the easiest thing to do. Sure, you can use the “eye test”, and a number of foliar contact and direct measurement techniques. But, what if there was an easy, fast and efficient way to see the health of plants and their status and progress over time? That’s ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Administration proposes comprehensive tax reform plan, includes repeal of Death Tax

    This afternoon, top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Administration work to pass a comprehensive tax reform package this year.   Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen's Beef Association director of ...

  • Large South African presence at Agritech Expo in April indicates strong interest in Zambia’s agri sector

    “Zambia is an exciting market to explore, not just for South African suppliers to the agriculture sector, but also for South African farmers” says Liam Beckett, commercial director for the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia. The award-winning event is owned by the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) and returns to Chisamba for the fourth time this year from ...

  • Tanzania’s only professional farming expo opens doors!

    Join over 2000 visitors at the leading business-to-business and business-to-government outdoor expo where you will meet with leading industry suppliers from machinery, irrigation and utility vehicles to agrochemicals, fertilisers, finance and insurance companies.  ...

  • EU trade agreement to give unprecedented opportunity for Ecuador’s shrimp farming industry

    In the last decade, trade between Ecuador and the European Union has increased significantly – amounting to €4.6 billion in 2015 – making the EU bloc Ecuador’s second most important trading partner.  A new Trade Agreement negotiated by both parties will enhance this relationship further and provide an exciting international growth platform for Ecuadorian aquaculture ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Interested in latest solutions and technologies to meet the needs of your Agribusiness?

    The 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa, taking place in Kampala, Uganda will bring farming professionals, key industry stakeholders and policy makers together to network directly with suppliers and vendor companies in the region. If you are local to East Africa and are looking to connect with more farming professionals and policy makers, this is a MUST ATTEND event in your annual ...

  • ECHA Committee Adopts First Opinion Approving Nano Biocide

    On October 13, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Biocidal Products Committee adopted three opinions supporting the approval of active substances for use in biocidal products, including its first opinion on a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Farm trials support efficacy of ferric phosphate

    On-farm field trials, carried out to raise awareness of pesticides in water, have highlighted the efficacy of ferric phosphate as a viable alternative to managing slug populations. Kelly Hewson-Fisher, catchment advisor at Anglian Water, began the trials in the Louth Canal area in Lincolnshire – an important drinking water source for the county - just over one year ago, and she has since ...


    By Certis UK

  • Invited to provide expert advice in Mexico

    The Expo Porcicultura 2016 trade show, held this year between October 5th – 8th at Cancun, attracted huge numbers of visitors both from Mexico and neighbouring countries anxious to catch up on the latest pig farming and pork production innovations. At Matthews Environmental Solutions we were honoured that Managing Director John Schofield was invited to attend the Expo as part of a special ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Smart farming recoups IoT investment

    In the United States, California avocado farmer Kurt Bantle experimented with Internet of Things (IoT) connected technology to see if costly water consumption could be reduced in growing his 900 avocado trees. He spent US$8,200 for LoRa stations with soil moisture sensors, valve controllers, LoRa gateway and cellular backhaul. Cellular backhaul refers to a gateway that connects the farm to the ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Mow and munch!

    Soon our lawns will be coverend in not just grass, but also leaves! You can multi-task by “munching” your leaves as you mow. Just mow over them, chopping them into small bits, and let them stay on the grass. These shredded leaves will help to control weeds and provide your soil with winter nutrients that lead to a beautiful lawn next spring. And don’t worry about seeing brown on ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Counting carbon on the farm topic of symposium

    Agriculture is in the middle of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission equation, as well as carbon storage. The soil is a potential sink for carbon though “carbon sequestration” in soils as well as agricultural biomass.  The “Counting Carbon on the Farm: Science, System, and Support” symposium planned at the Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Indoor Harvest Corp Issues Default Notice to Head North LLC Regarding Cannabis IP Related Acquisition

    Indoor Harvest Corp (OTCQB:INQD), through its brand name Indoor Harvest®, is a full service, state of the art design-build engineering firm for the indoor and vertical farming industry. The company provides production platforms, mechanical systems and complete custom designed build outs for both greenhouse and building integrated agriculture grows. The Company has issued notification to Head ...


    By Indoor Harvest, Corp.

  • Anaerobic Digestion & Renewable Energy Industries Welcome UK Carbon Budget Decision

    The UK government has confirmed the Committee on Carbon Change’s recommended carbon budget, laying out a 57% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels during 2027-32. Following the referendum vote to leave the European Union, the UK government has confirmed the Committee on Carbon Change’s (CCCs) recommended carbon budget, laying out a 57% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Federal antitrust lawsuit alleges chicken prices fixed

    Last week in Chicago, Maplevale Farms, a New York-based foodservice distribution company, filed a class action lawsuit accusing 14 poultry processors of illegally manipulating poultry supplies to maintain high prices since 2008. According to the lawsuit, broilers account for 98 percent of all chicken meat sold in the United States, and the named defendants, Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s ...

  • Intensive grassland farming could have deep effects: sequestering significantly less soil carbon

    Huge amounts of soil carbon have been discovered up to 1 metre below grassland in a recent UK study. Yet most carbon inventories do not assess soil deeper than 30 cm. Furthermore, this research suggests that intensive management of grassland, involving high rates of fertiliser use and livestock grazing, may deplete carbon at these depths. Globally, soil contains more carbon than all the ...

  • First Global Vertical Farming Award Winner Announced

    Illumitex and The Association for Vertical Farming are pleased to announce the winner of the first global vertical farming award, team Inter-Farm-Market from Kualalumpur, Malaysia. The Innovation Award, sponsored by Illumitex, was announced on Monday, May 30, 2016. The winning team will receive $5,000 and team leader Zhao Wei Kim will attend the AVF Summit and GreenTech Conference, held in ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • Farming needs lead role in GHG cuts

    The world’s farmers and food producers must do more – perhaps five times as much – to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that threaten catastrophic global climate change, according to new research. Right ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Valoya’s C-series LED grow light now certified for USA and Canada

    Valoya’s C90 of the C-series LED lights is now cETLus-certified. This means that it has passed all tests required for standards in US and Canada. The C90 now meets the growing demand from professional North American growers for vertical farming applications and for use in tissue culture and other multilayer growing applications. The dimmable, passively cooled, C-series has gained ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Valoya expands its selection of professional LED grow lights

    The Valoya C-series is complemented with the C75 DIM, a 1475 mm (5 feet) model in addition to the previously launched 1200 and 1800 mm models (4 and 6 feet). C-series fixtures are ideal for growth rooms and chambers, vertical farms and other demanding applications, where high IP rating and high light intensity is needed. The ultra slim design of C-series allows installation in a limited space and ...


    By Valoya Oy

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