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 […]

Which wavelengths of light are the most effective in photosynthesis?

Which wavelengths of light are the most effective in photosynthesis?

Light Quality THE COLOR OR WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT Light quality refers to the spectral distribution of light or the relative number of photons of blue, […]

Are you really ready to start your urban farm operation?

Are you really ready to start your urban farm operation?

By David Ceaser Originally published in Issue 10 So, you have been dreaming about starting an urban farm or are about to launch your new career […]

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 […]

Green light is more useful to plants than you might think

Green light is more useful to plants than you might think

By Qingwu (William) Meng You’re considering new LEDs for your vertical farms. What colors should you get? Would you be better off with classic red […]

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 […]

Japan Special Report: Plant Factories with Artificial Light (PFAL)

Japan Special Report: Plant Factories with Artificial Light (PFAL)

Originally published in Issue 11 By Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Industry Expert After the 1980s and 1990s, Japan has been experiencing its third […]

Strawberries can be adapted to greenhouse production systems

Strawberries can be adapted to greenhouse production systems

Originally published in Issue 9 Greenhouse growers looking to diversify into edible crops may want to consider strawberries, which can be adapted to production systems […]

Light Quality with Farmer Tyler and Dr. Ricardo Hernandez

Light Quality with Farmer Tyler and Dr. Ricardo Hernandez

Farmer Tyler visits Dr. Ricardo Hernandez at North Carolina State University to learn about light quality research and its practical applications in horticulture.   See […]

Minnesota looks to expand local food opportunities

Minnesota looks to expand local food opportunities

Originally published in Issue 8 From community gardening to developing more food distribution outlets, people in both urban and rural areas of Minnesota are expanding […]