Growers investing in high-value crops such as saffron and vanilla, and in varieties bred for sustainability, are fuelling diversity in indoor cropping, found a panel of experts at the recent Indoor AgTech NYC Innovation Summit.
In Wageningen’s third Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, international teams swill compete to grow the most profitable indoor lettuce crop from seed, entirely without human intervention.
China is boosting its resilience to supply-chain shocks by building high-tech vegetable-growing facilities close to cities across the nation.
As warmer night temperatures shrink strawberry size, farmers are losing out – but scientists are working on potential solutions.
From community vegie gardens to vast vertical farms, city-based cropping ventures are proliferating as the coronavirus pandemic up-ends food supply chains and heightens food-security fears.
Australia-based crop scientist Oula Ghannoum discusses how tech-enabled protected cropping can boost food-supply-chain resilience – right now, and in a post-pandemic world.
Wageningen University & Research’s successful second Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge yielded powerful insights and ‘globally applicable’ algorithms, with AI teams outperforming human growers.
Glasshouse producer-marketer Flavorite is emulating the European horticulture sector, growing cucumbers in high-tech glasshouses in a bid to bring year-round consistency to Australia’s cucumber supply chain.
Wageningen, the Netherlands’ premier protected-cropping research institute, has chosen a broad-spectrum LED solution from Fluence for its Serre Red greenhouse, which will conduct critical research into the world’s most costly crop diseases.
Sydney-based inventor David Soo has grown vanilla worth $600,000 in a custom-made high-tech geodome in which everything can be controlled remotely via smartphone.