Four of our articles that got the most attention in 2021
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Wednesday, 2 February 2022

The four best-read horticulture articles of 2021

2021 was a year to remember. With GreenTech Live & Online, there was finally an event again, that the horticulture professional could enjoy. It was also a year of some high-profile articles and here you’ll find our the four best-read articles of 2021.

1. Vertical farming brings tremendous efficiency
Mike Zelkind is CEO and co-founder of a vertical farming company says vertical farming is more than just a vision of the future.

Mike Zelkind is CEO and co-founder of a vertical farming company, 80 Acres Farms, based in the United States. The company started five years ago and has made considerable strides in growing vegetables in an eco-friendly and automated indoor environment. Today 80 Acres Farms, along with technical sister company Infinite Acres, proves vertical farming is more than just a vision of the future. Read more.

2. Emerging needs in vertical farming and cannabis cultivation
Yves Bélanger of Montel Inc. believes that COVID-19 has only increased the need to grow locally and inside cities.

Yves Bélanger of Montel Inc. believes that COVID-19 has only increased the need to grow locally and inside cities. He speaks about why the development of vertical farming will continue considerably in the coming years. Read more.

3. ‘Embrace technology as an industry’
Theojary Crisantes of Wholesum shares his vision on horticulture in North America

Last year, GreenTech Americas took place in Mexico for the first time. It fulfilled a wish of horticultural entrepreneurs in North America. Many of them are ready to invest in themes such as sustainability, labour, and technology, but need the final push to take that step. Because, what do these investments actually give in return? Read more.

4. The age of the autonomous greenhouse has begun
Joep van den Bosch, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) for Ridder, predicts that in ten years’ time, smart technologies will be doing most of the work inside the greenhouse.

Joep van den Bosch, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) for Ridder, predicts that in ten years’ time, smart technologies will be doing most of the work inside the greenhouse. Therefore, he discusses the key innovations that need to be developed to make this vision of the near future possible – and how Ridder is helping the industry to achieve it. Read more.



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