The benefits of supplemental CO2 are worth the cost

The benefits of supplemental CO2 are worth the cost

Originally published in Issue 8 The benefits of supplemental carbon dioxide (CO2) on greenhouse crops are easy to quantify. Faster production times, higher yields and […]

How do you create a sustainable, economical vertical farm?

How do you create a sustainable, economical vertical farm?

Princeton University’s Vertical Farming Project aims to improve the sustainability of vertical farm production systems for commercial growers. The lack of accurate information related to […]

Growing in the Bahamas isn’t always paradise

Growing in the Bahamas isn’t always paradise

Originally published in Issue 16 Lucayan Tropical Produce has been growing greenhouse vegetables in The Bahamas for 12 years, but it has taken some adjustments […]

Market diversification enables MightyVine to supply multiple clients

Market diversification enables MightyVine to supply multiple clients

Originally published in Issue 16 Although MightyVine has only been growing greenhouse tomatoes for a year, its sister companies have enabled its product to be […]

Growing in a “perfect” greenhouse climate

Growing in a “perfect” greenhouse climate

Originally published in Issue 16 Although it may be difficult to create the perfect greenhouse climate for growing plants, there are variables growers can control […]

Urban Agriculture Production Act could help eliminate urban food deserts

Urban Agriculture Production Act could help eliminate urban food deserts

Urban Agriculture Production Act offers growers, retailers and consumers opportunity to produce, market and purchase locally-grown food. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) introduced the Urban Agriculture […]

Developing the right light recipes for greenhouse vegetable crops

Developing the right light recipes for greenhouse vegetable crops

Originally published in Issue 15 Canadian researchers at the Harrow Research and Development Centre are working with growers to determine which horticultural lights are the […]

Determining the potential benefits of LEDs on plants

Determining the potential benefits of LEDs on plants

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands are studying the effects of LED lights on the growth, flowering […]

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., […]