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 […]

Houweling’s Tomatoes showcases “The future of farming” at its new greenhouse facility

Houweling’s Tomatoes showcases “The future of farming” at its new greenhouse facility

Originally published in Issue 11, Oct. 2015 Houweling’s Tomatoes’ new 28-acre greenhouse operation in Mona, Utah, is using waste heat and carbon dioxide from a […]

Deciding which strawberry varieties to grow in greenhouse production systems

Deciding which strawberry varieties to grow in greenhouse production systems

Originally published in Issue 10 Which are the best strawberry varieties for greenhouse production? Combining June-bearing and everbearing varieties can help ensure fruit is available […]

Urban Ag News continues to evolve and expand with the controlled environment agriculture industry

Urban Ag News continues to evolve and expand with the controlled environment agriculture industry

Originally published in Issue 10 Urban Ag News was started as a tool to provide people interested in controlled environment agriculture with an unbiased information […]

Village farms uses technology to increase efficiency & produce better crops

Village farms uses technology to increase efficiency & produce better crops

Originally published in Issue 10 Mike DeGiglio, president and chief executive officer at Village Farms International, spoke with Urban Ag News about his company’s approach […]

Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production

Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production

When selecting a substrate for growing hydroponic leafy greens, lettuces and microgreens, the type of production system should be one of the first factors considered. […]

Florida’s protected agriculture industry continues to expand

Florida’s protected agriculture industry continues to expand

Originally published in Issue 10 Even though the number of protected ag operations in Florida remain fairly small in size, more large growers are weighing […]

Prevent tipburn on greenhouse lettuce

Prevent tipburn on greenhouse lettuce

Originally published in Issue 9 Cornell University researchers developed a “fast crop” production schedule for greenhouse lettuce. But growers may have to alter cultural practices […]

Taking a lean approach to vertical farming

Taking a lean approach to vertical farming

Originally published in Issue 9 Dan Albert, owner of Farmbox Greens, made the decision to start slow and expand his vertical farm system on his […]