New UF Video: Five Tips to Reduce Nursery Weed Control Costs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Chris Marble, Assistant Professor of ornamental and landscape weed management with University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF/IFAS), presents tips to reduce weed control costs for nursery and greenhouse growers, including cultural and chemical methods. Are you having an issue with liverwort, or other weeds that do not respond to chemical applications? […]

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Improved Daily Light Integrals with Satellite Data

Victoria, Canada – From its introduction forty years ago, the Daily Light Integral (DLI) metric has become an important tool for determining monthly daylight availability for crops and estimating supplemental electric lighting requirements for greenhouses. DLI charts for the continental United States have been available for nearly two decades, but it has only been in the […]

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Five Tips for Horticulture: New Video on Monitoring Hydroponic Systems

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Jon Greene of Bluelab Corporation in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/Yxt7OZnieng). They discuss technical tips for pH and electrical conductivity (EC) monitoring in hydroponic plant production, as well as water management and the importance of maintaining monitoring equipment. This video is part of the […]

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The Green Bronx Machine Documentary WORLD PREMIERE is Here!

After two years of traveling across the country and working with scores of schools and hundreds of students, teachers and families, I am so proud to announce that the Green Bronx Machine documentary: GENERATION GROWTH is finally here! You will laugh, cry, jump for joy and be absolutely inspired! Featuring schools from across America – […]

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University of Florida offers new online course on hydroponic vegetable production

NEW ONLINE COURSE: Hydroponic Vegetable Production Our last Greenhouse Training Online course for 2020! The most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from University of Florida IFAS Extension is here! Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these […]

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CropKing Q&A Series begins today!

Get your greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture questions answered!  CropKing is hosting a series of greenhouse grower question-and-answer sessions via Zoom on select Fridays in October and November. Topics will include controlled environment agriculture, hydroponic growing, integrated pest management, disease troubleshooting, plant nutrition, and more.  Everyone is welcome to participate, whether they are an experienced […]

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Soilless Substrate Science: Be a Part of the Next (R)evolution in Specialty Crops

Horticulture is rooted in soilless culture, with ample opportunities for ever-evolving systems to better produce specialty crops while overcoming a diminishing availability of soil fumigants, increasing pest pressure, and the need for flexibility in a constantly changing world of new cultivars and production methods. Soilless culture, specifically using growing media (i.e. soilless substrates), provides an […]

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JPFA Training Course is in session but you’re not too late!

Have You Registered for JPFA Training Course 2020? The Japan Plant Factory Association is offering its renowned Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, as reported earlier. The course in English has just started!! The course scheduled for Oct. 8-Nov. 2 is available for […]

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BASF Vegetable Seeds invests in autonomous growing

Data-driven, connected and sustainable vegetable production is the future  Together with corporate and academic partners, BASF Vegetable Seeds is making progress in the application of autonomous growing concepts. The company has already applied the concept to seed production, cultivation of a tomato variety and the screening of hydroponic lettuce varieties. A new project for cucumber […]

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University of Arizona CEAC Hydroponic Online Intensive Workshop

Are you interested in growing tomatoes hydroponically? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Hydroponic Online Intensive Workshop – November 16 & 17 via Zoom. Taught by Dr. Stacy Tollefson, this two-day event is perfect for novice growers and will be packed with tons of critical information and research discoveries that UA-CEAC has assembled […]

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UF economists estimate $55-100M hit to Florida agriculture due to Hurricane Sally

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The combination of crops, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict.  The estimate was released as part of a new document, “Preliminary Assessment of Agricultural Losses and Damages resulting from Hurricane Sally,” from […]

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Autogrow expands into Europe with new role and new farm solutions

Autogrow has ramped up their activity in the Northern Hemisphere by establishing a new Sales Director Europe and U.K. role based in the Netherlands supporting their expanding customer base for new digital farming solutions FarmRoad® and Folium®. CEO Darryn Keiller says, “this expansion into Europe is counter-intuitive during a pandemic however innovation and crop production […]

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GE Current, a Daintree company Donates Horticulture Lighting Fixtures to The Ohio State University

272 Arize Element L1000 LED fixtures are being gifted to OSU’s horticulture program to help bring light to a future greenhouse on campus The greenhouse aims to be operational in 2021 CLEVELAND—GE Current, a Daintree company has gifted 272 horticultural lighting fixtures to The Ohio State University to benefit the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, […]

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New video on interpreting your irrigation water quality

A new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/lkSiSmDwIqw) by Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension describes how to sample, interpret, and solve chemical issues for water used to irrigate greenhouses and nurseries. Dr. Fisher introduces the free online WaterQual tool at cleanwater3.org to interpret your water quality analysis. This video is the first in […]

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