Vertical farming is attracting record investment, according to a recent report, with technologies such as Aurora that are directed at producing more per unit of space and reducing the time to harvest – crucial to its success.
Globalisation has created an increased risk for plant health, with the potential for transportation of pests and diseases on fresh produce and seeds. London is to host the World's first International Plant Health Conference 21-22nd September 2022 which will look at current and future plant health challenges and how to facilitate safe trade.
Together with so many across the country and beyond, we at Zayndu feel a deep sense of loss and sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.
As energy costs increase will Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) be able to compete with open field cultivation? This is a question often asked, but potentially the wrong question as it assumes that vertical farming is in direct competition with broadacre cultivation. This is one of the issues that will be discussed at the CEA event hosted by University of Plymouth.
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