U.S. Agtech Company Eyes China

With just a few clicks, Seth Swanson, an agriculture-technology scientist in Silicon Valley, demonstrated how he monitored and operated an indoor planting system remotely with his smartphone, writes Lia Zhu at China Daily.


“We have the ability of consolidating our managing of labor, so we can assign tasks for employees to do in a faster and more precise way,” said Swanson, plant cultivation and research manager at AEssenseGrows, a Sunnyvale, California-based company.

His company is trying to solve the needs for higher-growth yields, food safety and conservation of resources with its aeroponic (soil-free) systems. Established in 2014 in Silicon Valley, AEssenseGrows has built a 100,000-square-foot farming facility for technology demonstration in the Jiading district of Shanghai, to tap into the huge Chinese market.

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