Essential Plant Nutrients Educational Video – Part 2

Essential Plant Nutrients Educational Video – Part 2

Part 2 in the Plant Nutrients 101 educational video series by Urban Ag News. Farmer Tyler and Dr. Don Wilkerson define the three states of […]

Essential Plant Nutrients 101 Educational Video – Part 1

Essential Plant Nutrients 101 Educational Video – Part 1

Part 1 in the Plant Nutrients 101 educational video series by Urban Ag News. Farmer Tyler and Dr. Don Wilkerson review the essential plant nutrients […]

Grown Locally: Quality, Community and Family at Ruibal’s Plants of Texas

Grown Locally: Quality, Community and Family at Ruibal’s Plants of Texas

Growing the best ornamentals, vegetables for Dallas Urban Ag Products presents “Grown Locally: Quality, Community and Family” a short documentary about Ruibal’s Plants of Texas […]

Greenhouse Lighting Options

Greenhouse Lighting Options

Originally published in Issue 3 When it comes to using supplemental lighting on their crops, growers have options whether they’re trying to achieve a photoperiodic […]

East Meets West: Recap

East Meets West: Recap

It was a privilege and an honor to be part of the organizing team and also to moderate the “East Meets West” conference held at […]

Taking Stock in Seedstock: Recap of the Grow Local O.C. Conference 2016

Taking Stock in Seedstock: Recap of the Grow Local O.C. Conference 2016

In my last blog, I wrote that going forward I would be more investigative and more objective in my examination of my subjects and subject […]

Factors to consider when choosing a substrate for lettuce production, greens production

Factors to consider when choosing a substrate for lettuce production, greens production

Originally published in Issue 1 Whether a grower chooses to propagate in rockwool, cellular foam or an organic substrate, there are other factors that can […]

PlantLab: My First Indoor Ag Crush

PlantLab: My First Indoor Ag Crush

Lately I have realized I need to be more objective and less complimentary towards my subjects and subject matter. It’s important I create get-to-the-point reporting, […]

Preparing to build a commercial hydroponic greenhouse vegetable facility

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 […]

The fruit of the vine at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The fruit of the vine at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production, and study of grapes. A branch of the science of horticulture, viticulture deals with the […]

Making Urban Ag Happen in LA – A Gathering of Thinkers & Leaders

Making Urban Ag Happen in LA – A Gathering of Thinkers & Leaders

I recently had the opportunity to attend an event in Los Angeles hosted by urban farm start-up, Local Roots Farms. It was sponsored by the […]

Growing Power: An Urban Farmer and an Urban Agriculture Legend

Growing Power:  An Urban Farmer and an Urban Agriculture Legend

Originally published in Urban Ag News Issue 1 Growing Power founder Will Allen is using urban agriculture to bring healthy fresh food to all economical […]

Royse Law’s AgTech Innovation Network Comes to San Diego

Royse Law’s AgTech Innovation Network Comes to San Diego

It’s the middle of August and I’m in San Diego on a balmy Monday evening attending an Ag Tech conference sponsored by attorney Roger Royse […]

San Diego Food Systems Alliance: Bringing Urban Ag to the City by the Sea

San Diego Food Systems Alliance: Bringing Urban Ag to the City by the Sea

The urban agriculture movement is alive and well in San Diego. With a nod to the San Diego Food Systems Alliance (SDFSA, http://www.sdfsa.org/) Executive Director, […]