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Hemp processing becoming more efficient

Growers in states that have legalized recreational or medical cannabis are facing at least at least one key challenge: More than 90% of what they grow is considered refuse or plant waste, for which disposal is expensive. This dual situation has created a burgeoning industry to explore new methods for using the whole hemp plant...
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The military manager

After eight years of service in the Marine Corps, Ariel Montanez wasn’t really considering a career in horticulture. “The only thing I knew about plants was how to use them as camouflage,” says Montanez, who served in Okinawa and other deployments around the world before finishing his service at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. “I...
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Autonomous robot improves employee efficiency

Already owners of a DOT Power-Platform, operations manager Chuck Baresich says the company’s new investment in a RoamIO autonomous robot is specifically intended to help employees accomplish more in less time. “We wanted this robot because every year we have a range of small monotonous tasks that just don’t get done,” says Baresich. “My vision...
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This startup has “Industry-leading unit economics”

The indoor farming industry is heating up again, posting one of the biggest year-over-year increases in funding according to AgFunder’s AgriFoodTech Investing Report. In 2019, indoor farming investment jumped 38% on 2018. For Florida-based vertical farming startup Kalera, forward momentum is everything. “Orlando was our first large-scale facility, but we are eager to double up,” CEO...
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Keeping your greenhouse pathogen-free

US- Nicole Gauthier, an Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky, has some words of wisdom for greenhouse growers when it comes to how they should think about sanitation in their facilities. “It all comes down to just being clean and remembering the basics,” Gauthier says. “It’s easy to get caught up...
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Tech to change the way Horti is managed

Technology will make horticulture more efficient and sustainable, says founder and Managing Director Ros Harvey of Australian company, The Yield Technology Solutions. According to Ms Harvey, technology is also the key to dealing with the impacts of climate change. “Weather is becoming more unpredictable”, she emphasises. “And critical resources like water are scarcer and therefore...
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Netherlands offers “vertical farming”

UZBEKISTAN, Tashkent- Representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Benelux countries, together with the Agency for attracting foreign investments under the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade and responsible persons of the khokimiyats of Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Navoi and Khorezm regions held online negotiations with the leaders of the Dutch company PlantLab, Dunyo news agency...
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Is hemp the future of NZ’s agriculture industry?

But a group of keen Kiwis are hoping to grow that very image, and have hemp take its rightful place as a marker of rural Aotearoa. Hemp, a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species, often gets confused with its notorious ‘wacky baccy’ cousin, marijuana. But of course, there is no THC in the fast-growing...
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The color of economic recovery is green

With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic felt far and wide, almost all countries are now in combat mode: issuing and implementing various policies to stop the spread and to cushion the impacts on the economy and people’s livelihood. For that purpose, governments have allocated more than US$12 trillion in the form of direct budget...
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How tech is shaping the entire cannabis industry

Innovations are taking place constantly that you can notice whether you use cannabis for medical purposes or recreational purposes. The trend is likely to continue this way, thanks to the less strict policies now. This allows enthusiasts to try new things with the help of new technology. From getting a medical marijuana card online to cannabis extraction...
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The Museum is closed, but its tomato man soldiers on

Although the Guggenheim’s “Countryside” show was shuttered by the pandemic, its crop of cherry tomatoes is still growing, and feeding New Yorkers. David Litvin checks the tomatoes growing outside the Guggenheim Museum, where he is one of the few people who show up each day for work. Credit…Jeenah Moon for The New York Times The...
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Strawberry cultivation from February

LAHORE:   The agriculture experts on Wednesday advised farmers to start cultivation of strawberry from the advent of February and complete it by mid of March to get a bumper yield. A spokesman of agriculture extension department told APP here that strawberry fruit is rich of various antioxidants, fiber and vitamin-C which improves immune system of...