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Vertical Farming Technology

What is vertical farming?

According to Wikipedia, vertical farming is "the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimize plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics."

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The Growlink Story

This Summer, Growlink celebrates its 5th year of connecting growers to their farms, an Inc. 500 mention worth mentioning, and a brief look back at the humble beginnings of an emerging leader in AgTech.

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A Brief History of Hydroponics

Past, Present and Future

Hydroponics has enjoyed a resurgence lately. Popularized in the 1940s, and solidified in growing culture by the 2000s, hydroponics actually began much further back in our ancient history. Let's explore a brief history of hydroponics.

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Container Farming

 

Success Stories: Brick Street Farms

Growing produce in retrofitted shipping containers has received notable buzz over the past five to ten years as produce is grown locally and organically, in most cases. The fully insulated contained structure allows for year-round growth regardless of harsh, exterior environments. Container farming has many benefits, including reduced water usage and the lack of need for harmful pesticides.

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Smart Fertigation System

How Smart Is Your Fertigation System?

AgTech has revolutionized the way crops are grown, both in indoor and traditional growing environments. Controlling environmental factors and agricultural processes with acute precision leads to better crop yields, better resource management, lower costs, and improved environmental conditions. As a result, more and more growers are embracing automation in their operations. One technology that has become extremely popular across various crop types is smart fertigation – the synthesis of fertilization and irrigation. 

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Is Fertigation Right For Your Grow? Pros and Cons

Is Adding Fertigation to Your Growing Mix Right for You?

AgTech is revolutionizing the way crops are grown. The ability to control environmental factors and agricultural processes with extreme precision leads to better crop yields, better resource management, lower costs, and improved environmental conditions. One precision technology that has become extremely popular across a wide variety of crop types is fertigation – the synthesis of fertilization and irrigation. 

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5 Reasons To Embrace AgTech

Just a few short years ago, almost no one knew what agtech was.  But today, agricultural technology – from vertical farming to data science  – is the new hot thing. In 2017 alone, total investment was over $1.5 billion – a new record for the industry, and one that's setting the stage for explosive growth.

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Soil vs. Hydroponics: Pros and Cons

With the popularity of creating your own garden, whether it's cannabis or tomatoes, one of the first things to consider is whether to grow in soil or hydroponics. There are pros and cons to both, so understanding the differences and how they apply to your individual needs is critical.

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MJBizCon Show Recap

Last month, the talented team at Growlink convened in Las Vegas for the most significant cannabis show in the states. Organized by the editors of MJBizDaily, MJBizCon is the largest gathering of cannabis business professionals in the world. With an estimated 35,000 attendees, it's a must-attend event for vendors looking to grow their business.

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Why Your Hydroponic Grow System Needs Wireless Technology

Hydroponic growing has certain inherent advantages. Plants grown in a nutrient solution will mature up to 25 percent faster and deliver up to 30 percent more yield than plants grown in soil. Wireless IOT systems are a key element of achieving these kinds of results.

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