Monthly Archives July 2018

#WhatMakesSG – Digital Farming

This year is Singapore #SG53. NatGeo is celebrating it with a campaign called #WHATMAKESSG. They are gathering response from the public to determine what makes Singapore one of the most diverse, dynamic and innovative countries on the planet? The photo competition has recently gone viral and you probably saw the winning entry with the Otter enjoying it catch with MBS as background. But this is not why I’m writing this post. Part of the campaign has a report on how Singapore is leading the world in Hydroponics Farming. Yes. Hydroponics! You can read the reports from this link. Sadly, the whole report did not have much new information with alot of mentioning to Sustenir Agriculture. Yes. The same company on the strawberry farming….. Nevertheless, its a good development for hydroponics farming in an urban environment!
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Categories: News Update.

Sprout 2018

A Farm-to-People Festival is the main mantra for Sprout 2018 organized by Suntec. This is their debut event at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on  7 – 8 July 2018. I was able to visit it today (7th July) with my family and was presently surprised on the quality of the vendors (still not as many I’ll like but pretty decent for a debut) and the crowds that gathered. Aerospring is showcasing their vertical planter with LEDs around the system. I can see why they do it but the whole setup no longer looks like the cool impressive system they used to be without the lights. Greenspade is there promoting their products. Was tempted to buy their neem oil… Sustenir Agriculture (yes, the indoor strawberry company we wrote about in the previous post) is on site also but sadly did not see their famed strawberry. Vegepod has an interesting idea of placing a raised bed in your garden. and many others. Go take a look if you have time. Tried a few food vendors also. The main theme is wholesome food. Yummy Takoyaki had 5 fillings to choose from. Greendot has some fine tastes for their bento set. Tiong Hoe
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Categories: Business and Events.

Commercial Hydroponics Strawberry Farm in Singapore

A local farm (Sustenir Agriculture) has announced that they have successfully “crack the code” to farming Strawberry indoor using hydroponics system by controlling the temperature. If you are wondering, yes, they are using the Ebb n Flow (EBB) system. To find out more on the EBB system, read this post. The interesting news-worthy part is that they are using high technology like robotics to germinate and transplant the seedlings. You might be wondering, how are they pollinating the flower? Are the robots able to take over this tedious task of growing Strawberry indoor when we do not have natural pollinators? Sorry to say, they are also doing it manually.
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Categories: News Update.