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....

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...

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...

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...

Maximize your plants’ growth with supplemental CO2

Originally published in Issue 7 Whether you’re growing ornamentals or vegetables in a controlled environment, if you’re not providing supplemental carbon dioxide you could limit...

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...

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...

Which wavelengths of light are the most effective in photosynthesis?

How does light quality affect plant growth? THE COLOR OR WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT Light quality refers to the spectral distribution of light or the relative number...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Preparing to build a commercial hydroponic greenhouse vegetable facility

Originally published in Urban Ag Products Issue 1 There are many factors to consider before starting a greenhouse vegetable operation. greenhouse grower Richard Billekens discusses...

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