PIP Seeks Research Applications for Premium Strawberry Flavors

WASHINGTON (October 13, 2021) –Food production faces challenges from climate change, competition for scarce resources and supply chain disruptions. One solution is controlled environment agriculture, which grows a range of crops in controlled spaces and can enhance desirable traits in crops. To advance controlled environment agriculture science, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Precision […]

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Back To Business In A Big Way: Indoor Ag-Con Hosts Successful In-Person Edition In Orlando

Premier Trade Show & Conference for Indoor |Vertical Farming Welcomed Back Growers, Suppliers, Industry Leaders Press Release — Indoor Ag-Con, the premier trade show and conference for indoor |vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture, welcomed growers, suppliers, tech companies, startups and others back for its in-person edition held October 4-5, 2021 at the Hilton Orlando. […]

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The first Plant Lighting Short Course will cover all aspects related to the selection, implementation and benefits of plant lighting systems.

By David Kuack for GLASE (Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Do you have questions about the optimum light levels for growing controlled environment crops? What about which grow lights would work best for your crops and production facility? More importantly, do you want to know how much is it going to cost you to operate […]

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Berry Growers Introduce Innovation Challenge to Solve for Agricultural Plastic Waste

Watsonville, Calif. – Fresh berry leader Driscoll’s has partnered with Think Beyond Plastic to launch an inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to stimulate new recycling processes and the development of alternatives to conventionally used field plastics. Innovators, entrepreneurs, research institutes, start-ups and institutions are encouraged to submit applications for innovative solutions, and winners will have the opportunity to […]

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Online Aquaponics Intensive Workshop by the University of Arizona is right around the corner

Are you interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop – October 19th& 20th via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small to medium-scale systems. Both sessions will be packed […]

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Symptoms of Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Hydroponic Lettuce by Neil Mattson and Tanya Merrill

Managing the nutrient solution of hydroponic crops can be much more challenging than container grown crops because: 1) hydroponic solutions are often captured and reused which can, overtime, lead to deficiencies of some elements and excess of others; and 2) pH changes much more quickly in hydroponics than in container-grown plants. Hydroponic growers should monitor […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses, Weed Management and Hydroponic Vegetable Production

Our last Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2021! Weed Management Course Earn CEUs An intermediate level course that teaches all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses, including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that work. Rated 4.5 out of 5 by grower participants. Hydroponic Vegetable Production […]

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Winners GreenTech Innovation Awards 2021 announced

Amsterdam – Today the winners of the GreenTech Innovation Awards were announced at the opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners out of a total of 20 entries are: Corvus drones BV with Corvus Drones in the category ‘Concept’ and Van Iperen International with GreenSwitch Original in the category ‘Innovation’. Chairwoman Liselotte de Vries (TU […]

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UF/IFAS scientists tapped to join national research effort advancing phosphorus sustainability, funded by NSF

FLORIDA – Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States.  Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and Technology Center (NSF-STC) in the newly established Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS). Jehangir Bhadha, an assistant professor of […]

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Houweling USA rebrands as LONGVINE GROWING CO, bringing a contemporary brand designed for today’s most influential consumers

This sets the stage for the company to deliver next level brand growth, building off its 25-year history (Mona, Utah, Aug 11th, 2021) Houweling US Holdings, Inc. is launching the Longvine Growing Co as the company rebrands and resets for the next evolution of company growth. The rebranding project was initiated in early 2020 as […]

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Managing Western Flower Thrips in CEA Strawberry Operations

Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) are among the most damaging greenhouse pests especially onstrawberries. Adult thrips are slender insects about 1mm long. Thrips feed by piercing the cells and sucking out their contents leading to silver/gray patches. Thrips especially feed on growing points and flower buds leading to distortion of these tissues as they develop. […]

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iUNU acquires leading indoor agriculture company Artemis

iUNU has completed the acquisition of Artemis, forwarding its mission to provide the most comprehensive technology powering the controlled environment agriculture industry. SEATTLE, Washington, September 27, 2021 — iUNU, the leading AI agtech company, today announced its acquisition of Artemis, the leading enterprise Cultivation Management Platform (CMP). Together, the two companies offer some of the […]

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UAE Minister of State for Food & Water Security to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at Middle East Agri-Food Briefing, September 27

Her Excellency Mariam Al Mheiri will open the briefing, which will discuss how government leaders, investors, technology companies, food brands and farm operators can collaborate to establish an effective agri-food innovation ecosystem and a food-secure future in the GCC. The inaugural Middle East Agri-Food Briefing will bring together business and innovation leaders from the United […]

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2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards were announced on 21 September in an online awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. The inaugural awards were organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, with support from Headline Sponsor Cultivatd and Category Sponsor Light Science Technologies. Celebrating excellence and innovation across the […]

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