2016 Tour de Fresh Sponsorships Available Now

The California Giant Foundation announces several exciting changes to Tour de Fresh in year three WATSONVILLE, Calif. (Mar. 1, 2016) – This year’s Tour de Fresh cycling event, presented by The California Giant Foundation and supporting Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, is heading back to the west coast. The three-day ride leading up to […]

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Poll: Which presidential candidate do you think will be best for the future of agriculture?

Thank you if you participated in our poll on “Which presidential candidate do you think will be best best for the future of agriculture?” The results are in and here they are! Seems like Bernie is the ag favorite! Hillary and Trump are runner-ups!

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Leading US Indoor Agriculture Conference Expands to Take a Crop Agnostic Approach at its 4th Annual Event

LAS VEGAS, NV. (February 3, 2016) — Indoor agriculture is one of the fastest-growing parts of global farming as it aids in tackling issues of drought and offers local fresh produce year-round to consumers. Indoor Ag-Con – the US indoor agriculture industry’s leading conference – will be hosting its 4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con in Las Vegas, NV […]

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How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

LEDs show potential as cost-saving alternative to overhead high-pressure sodium lamps AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), favored for their energy-saving potential, […]

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Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) for Food Production and Environmental Stewardship

The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) 2016 Short Course will focus on Controlled Environment Agriculture for food production within traditional rural and nontraditional urban farms, with special concerns for water, energy use and environmental stewardship. The 15th annual Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course will be held from March 20 […]

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Webinar on “Managing Nutrient Solutions for Hydroponic Leafy Greens and Herbs”

If you missed the e-GRO webinar “Managing Nutrient Solutions for Hydroponic Leafy Greens and Herbs” on Jan. 22, 2016, which was sponsored by Hort Americas, you can still view the webinar on YouTube. Hydroponic greens and herbs are produced in systems with recirculating nutrient solutions. In order to maintain productive and quality crops, it is important to know […]

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Hort Americas offers OMRI-certified Riococo coir substrates

Hort Americas offers several Riococo coir substrate products. Two of those substrates recently received OMRI certification for use in organic crop production. Riococo Coir Starter Blocks allow growers to propagate easier and faster to produce healthy plants organically. These biodegradable blocks are made from a 100 percent coir fiber compressed disc packed in biodegradable cellulose paper. […]

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Urban Ag News Issue 12

Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 12

Click here to download the issue. 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 […]

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Association for Vertical Farming

The Association for Vertical Farming

The AVF is an internationally active non-profit organization focusing on advancing Vertical Farming technologies, designs and businesses. AVF consists of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities. And all of them are united by the goal to foster the sustainable growth and development of the Vertical Farming movement through collaboration, education, and transparency. The AVF was […]

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TruLeaf Grows Team With Addition of CFO and Two New Strategic Advisors

Truro, N.S. – TruLeaf is wrapping up 2015 with a firm eye on its future. It is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff McKinnon as a Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer, and Martin Jamieson and Pete Luckett as new investors and strategic advisors. Jamieson will also be the newest addition to […]

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Empowerment without borders: Meet Modular Farms

– Chris Michael, Bright Agrotech Since the spring of 2014, Eric Bergeron and Eric Amyot have been growing and selling farm-fresh produce right in the heart of downtown Cornwall, Ontario. They started growing food because they saw the opportunity to make an impact on their local community by providing healthy produce to restaurants and grocery […]

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Home of Honest Coffee in Salford

Manchester’s Home of Honest Coffee turns hydroponic with the help of Refarming and HydroGarden

Creative working space and artisan coffee shop, Home of Honest Coffee, in the city of Salford, has taken one more step towards sustainability following the installation by Refarming Ltd & Co-operative and Mutual Solutions of one of HydroGarden’s VydroFarm vertical hydroponic systems in its basement.  The system will be used to grow salad greens and […]

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Valoya LED grow lights

Valoya drives Queen Mary University’s research into higher yields in agricultural crops in collaboration with Microsoft.

Valoya (Helsinki, FInland) a leading provider of advanced plant lighting systems, worked with Microsoft Corp. to create next generation of state of the art lighting system, using Valoya’s advanced LED lights, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. The solution Valoya created, helped by the collaboration with Microsoft, is a novel solution for simulation […]

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Indoor Harvest Corp Set to Design-Build World’s First Publicly-Owned, Open Data, Crowdfunded, Vertical Farm Research and Education Campus

Unanimous Vote by City of Pasadena, Texas Creates Property, Tax Incentives for Agricultural Research and Education Campus   HOUSTON, Dec. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On December 1, 2015, the City of Pasadena, Texas, unanimously voted in favor of a Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreement with Indoor Harvest for the purpose of establishing an open […]

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