Determining the potential benefits of LEDs on plants

Determining the potential benefits of LEDs on plants

Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands are studying the effects of LED lights on the growth, flowering and fruiting of vegetable and ornamental plants […]

International Symposium focuses on horticultural lighting research

International Symposium focuses on horticultural lighting research

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Scientists, university researchers, graduate students and industry representatives from 25 countries attended the 8th International Symposium on Light […]

Organic pest management is not a one size fits all cure

Organic pest management is not a one size fits all cure

Originally published in Issue 14 If you want a recipe for how to specifically control insect pests, then you would best be served using conventional […]

Making the case for hydroponics and aquaponics as USDA organic certified

Making the case for hydroponics and aquaponics as USDA organic certified

A look back at how the Coalition for Sustainable Organics has worked to keep hydroponics and aquaponics as USDA organic-certified production methods. Originally published in […]

Considering growing edible potted crops?

Considering growing edible potted crops?

If you are looking to take advantage of the demand for locally-grown potted edibles, here are some “new” crops that could excite retailers and consumers. […]

How do I decide on a water treatment system?

How do I decide on a water treatment system?

Originally published in Issue 13 Know your goals before investing in a water treatment system. A water treatment system is not going to add value […]

Duron Chavis is helping people eat and live healthier through urban agriculture

Duron Chavis is helping people eat and live healthier through urban agriculture

Originally published in Issue 13, April 2016 Duron Chavis, indoor urban farm director at Virginia State University, is helping citizens of Richmond and Petersburg, Va., […]

Michigan ornamental growers extend season with greenhouse vegetables

Michigan ornamental growers extend season with greenhouse vegetables

Looking to take advantage of the increased demand for locally-grown and a better quality product, ornamental plant growers in Michigan are adding a variety of […]

Meeting the environmental challenge of growing food crops

Meeting the environmental challenge of growing food crops

Originally published in Issue 12 More predictable production levels and harvest dates are driving growers to adopt controlled environment agriculture. Even though most greenhouse vegetable […]

Crop diversification helps ensure Westland Orchids and Westland Produce stay profitable

Crop diversification helps ensure Westland Orchids and Westland Produce stay profitable

Originally published in Issue 12 As the U.S. market for ornamental and food crops continues to evolve, Westland Orchids and Westland Produce are looking for […]

Taiwan’s plant factories focused on fast-growing crops with high yields, high economic value

Taiwan’s plant factories focused on fast-growing crops with high yields, high economic value

Originally published in Issue 12 Taiwan’s plant factories are looking to meet the increasing demand for out-of-season and specialty greens and to reduce the dependence […]

How Growers are Producing Safe Food

How Growers are Producing Safe Food

Originally published in Issue 11 As the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act are finalized, greenhouse growers will be required to ensure the edible […]

Using water-driven injectors and fertigation systems for greenhouse production

Using water-driven injectors and fertigation systems for greenhouse production

Originally published in Issue 11 Growers who incorporate water-driven injectors into their production systems are usually looking for simplicity and flexibility. Whether fertilizing greenhouse ornamental […]

Safe water sources for hydroponic food production

Safe water sources for hydroponic food production

Whether using municipal or well water, monitoring and testing are important to ensure successful production of greenhouse hydroponic lettuce and leafy greens. An increasing number […]