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October 2023

Tackling Food Waste: From Farms to Your Plate

Food waste is an issue with significant environmental, economic, and ethical implications. At the farm level, food loss falls into categories: crops that are never harvested and those lost between harvest and sale. There are numerous reasons behind this waste, including labor shortages, market price fluctuations, and the unpredictability of farming. Labor Shortages: Leaving Crops …

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Scaling Indoor Farms with EcoSense: Enhancing Sustainability, Efficiency, and Community Impact

Indoor farms, as innovative and sustainable agricultural enterprises, are uniquely positioned to serve urban communities. Having a technology-driven approach can expand and grow the business while better serving the community, significantly enhance efficiency, productivity, and farmer engagement, supporting both the farm’s growth and its community-centric mission. One of the primary avenues for growth in indoor …

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Building Facility Ventilation Strategies

Creating uniform optimal growing conditions by strategic equipment placement ​ Creating homogeneous growing conditions throughout the facility allows farmers to achieve consistent results every cycle. However, this is hard to achieve for two reasons. One, indoor climate is a dynamic system, and second, it is impossible to know how the conditions vary at different parts …

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Increasing Crop Cycles and Preventing tip burn

Plant maturity tracking and harvest notification​ Everyone understands the importance of harvesting crops on time. It allows farmers to sell their crop at their best condition while meeting the stipulated standards such as height and weight. However, if not harvested on time, the crops deteriorate and/ or consume resources (space, energy and nutrients) which lead …

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How We Cut Energy Costs and Improved Crop Quality In a Vertical Farm ​

Daily Light Integral (DLI) optimization DLI is the amount of usable light plants receive throughout a day. Vertical farms heavily depend on artificial lighting (LED lamps) to provide light to plants and it is one of the biggest contributors to the OPEX of running an indoor farm. In the current economic environment, cutting down energy …

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Revolutionizing MENA Agriculture: Harnessing AgriTech and CEA with Cutting-Edge Technology

In the dynamic landscape of the MENA region, a transformation fueled by innovation and sustainability in agriculture takes place. This is where AgriTech and CEA meet to reshape farming practices in the region. As we explore this exciting field, we also introduce pioneering AgriTech solutions, like the innovative technology provided by EcoSense. The MENA urbanization …

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VertiFarm 2023 Recap: Gathering Vertical Farming & AgriTech Visionaries

We recently had the pleasure of attending VertiFarm 2023, an incredible event that brought together some of the brightest minds in the world of vertical farming and agritech. The event was a inspring, and we’re excited to share our experiences and highlights with you. One of the main highlights of VertiFarm 2023 was the opportunity …

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