Perfecting crop genetics for indoor growing

Perfecting crop genetics for indoor growing

How will the development of new, specialized varieties for greenhouses and vertical farms accelerate over the next decade? This was just one of the questions posed during a panel discussion that took place at the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York in late June.

Moderated by Vonnie Estes, Vice President of AgFood Tech Innovation at the International Fresh Produce Association, “Sowing the Seeds of Growth: Perfecting Crop Genetics for Indoor Operations” featured input from breeders from around the world. Panelists included:

Raymond noted that Rikk Zwaan has been actively developing varieties best suited for greenhouse production for several years, and is starting to focus more on vertical farming.

“We frequently discuss how to make varieties adaptable to growers’ conditions, including how they are automating their facilities,” Raymond said. “Our goal is to meet both growers’ and consumers’ needs.

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