The Quality Standards for Hydroponic Lettuce

“Voluntary U.S. grade standards are issued under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, which provides for the development of official U.S....

Big Tex Urban Farms uses hydroponic systems to teach, feed local Dallas residents

Big Tex Urban Farms has seen the benefits of hydroponic growing in its efforts to become a better community partner. Big Tex Urban Farms has...

What are the production and training issues facing controlled environment agriculture growers?

Ohio State University professor Chieri Kubota is focused on helping to resolve the production and training challenges facing controlled environment growers. Trying to produce vegetables...

What does the future of conventional agriculture look like? Does it include vertical...

Leading Japanese indoor ag tech companies to visit the heart of U.S. agricultural research and biotechnology community to attend controlled environment networking event. If you...

Japanese Ag Tech Visits Heart of U.S. Agribusiness

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 JC Raulston Arboretum in the York Auditorium North Carolina State University 4415 Beryl Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606 Urban Ag News and the Japan Plant Factory...

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?

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...

Is the future of farming in public schools?

Originally published in Issue 13 By Jennifer Prescott On a chilly February 26, excited student greenhouse ambassadors of PS84 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn greeted a host of...

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

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...

Helping school children eat healthy

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Chris Higgins, general manager at Hort Americas, talks about why he and his company are involved with Tour...

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 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

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...

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