Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 12

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Urban Ag News Issue 12  |  January 2016

Urban Ag News’ Issue 12 cover story on Westland Orchids and Westland Produce focuses on the father-son team of Jerry and David Van Wingerden. Find out how their companies have evolved to stay relevant and profitable as the horticulture industry has changed.

If you are interested in how the international controlled environment agriculture industries are developing, be sure to read columnist Eri Hayashi’s special report on Japan’s plant factories and the Q&A article with National Taiwan University professor Wei Fang on his country’s plant factories.

If you’re a fanatic about providing the optimum growing conditions for your crops, be sure to check out the two articles related to environmental control. One article focuses on meeting the environmental challenge of food crop production and the other provides detailed information on proper HVAC maintenance.

ISSUE 12 INCLUDES:

Taiwan’s Plant Factories Focused on Fast-Growing Crops with High Yields, High Economic Value

Crop Diversification Helps Ensure Westland Orchids and Westland Produce Stay Profitable

Meeting the Environmental Challenge of Growing Food Crops

Tour de Fresh 2015 Report by Chris Higgins
Indoor Ag Con
 Singapore 2016
Japan Plant Factories Special Report by Eri Hayashi
Proper HVAC Maintenance Delivers Savings and Reliability Case Study
FDCEA Advancing Research and Education for the CEA Industry
University of Arizona, CEAC, Patricia Rorabaugh Retires

News from the Industry features these and more:

The Bright Agrotech ZipFarm™
USDA Grant to Agrilife Research Center & Greentech Agro
TruLeaf Grows Team With Addition of CFO and Two New Strategic Advisors
Indoor Harvest Corp Set to Design-Build Education Campus
The Association of Vertical Farming

Reprints worth Reading:

Intensive Berry Production