Hemp Propagation with Allison Justice – Podcast Episode #5

GroAdvisor today announced the release of their fifth episode of The Greenhouse and Indoor Cultivation Podcast.  In this episode, Dr. Allison Justice, hemp and cannabis consultant, and owner of The Hemp Mine, a 40-acre hemp farm, discusses best-practices for greenhouse hemp propagation and more. Through research and education, Dr. Justice is elevating the standards of cannabis […]

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University of Florida releases new video: Five Tips on Pesticides, Water Quality, and $$$

Water quality expert Dr. Sarah White, Professor and Nursery ExtensionSpecialist from Clemson University, describes how water quality affects pesticide efficacy and the bottom line in this new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/HH7Fo5rLSZM). Do you know how the pH of water in your spray tank affects the effectiveness of pesticides? How can you modify water quality for better […]

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What’s driving hydroponic lettuce breeding?

BASF Vegetable Seeds is developing lettuce varieties that can be grown in controlled environment facilities using supplemental lights. Leafy greens, including lettuce, are the hottest crop when it comes to controlled environment vegetable production. It seems like every month a new greenhouse or vertical farm facility begins operating or an existing operation expands with increased […]

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AppHarvest Plants First Tomato Crop with Harvest Expected in Grocery Stores Early Next Year

AppHarvest today announced it has planted its first tomato crop at the company’s high-tech controlled environment agriculture facility in Morehead, Ky. The crop is scheduled to be harvested and available at leading U.S. grocery stores in early 2021.  The Morehead facility spans 2.76 million square feet, the equivalent of 45 football fields. It’s the first […]

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Greenhouse & Indoor Cultivation Podcast

GroAdvisor today announced the launch of their “Greenhouse & Indoor Cultivation Podcast”. Commercial growers and cultivation business owners of all crop types are tuning in to learn strategies to grow their business, get the most out of their cultivation systems, and advance their horticulture career. In the first four episodes, already released on Apple Podcasts, […]

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Village Farms’ Clean Energy Subsidiary Renews and Extends Vancouver Landfill Gas Contract to Transition to Renewable Natural Gas Model

Press Release – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) today announced Village Farms’ wholly owned subsidiary, Village Farms Clean Energy, Inc. (“VFCE”), has renewed and extended its existing contract with the City of Vancouver under which VFCE receives landfill gas captured by the City of Vancouver at the City’s landfill site in Delta, BC (the “COV LFG […]

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The NGA Show and Indoor Ag-Con to Co-locate events in May 2021

Las Vegas events will provide retailers with access to indoor farming resources The NGA Show, the leading trade show and conference for independent grocers, and Indoor Ag-Con, the premier agriculture conference and trade show for the indoor and vertical farming industry, announced today that they will co-locate in 2021 for the first time. The combined event will be held […]

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The Hardest Harvest documents Nature Fresh Farms COVID-19 experience

The Hardest Harvest documentary shares the details of what happened at Nature Fresh Farms in the summer of 2020. Covid-19 has been devastating for many industries: for them, it led to the temporary removal of their workforce from their farms, as well as 7.8 million pounds of produce going to waste within a matter of […]

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University of Florida New Video: Five Tips on Using Vermicompost in Container Growing Media

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Dan Jacques of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/UmgBa5AdO_Y). Dan provides tips on using vermicompost as a component in container substrates. Do you know where vermicompost comes from? How it affects pH of your mix? At what rate should you […]

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Bowery donates to Maryland Food Bank

Bowery Farming announces $20,000 donation to the Maryland Food Bank

Monetary Donation Driven By Sales Of New Bowery Crispy Leaf Lettuce In Mid-Atlantic Region Bowery Farming (Bowery), the largest U.S. indoor vertical farming company, announced today a $20,000 monetary donation to the Maryland Food Bank, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization dedicated to feeding people, strengthening communities, and ending hunger for more Marylanders. Bowery, already a dedicated Maryland […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas seeks Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor – Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineering Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Dallas is seeking a highly motivated and visionary Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineer at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment is 100% effort with AgriLife Research and is 12-month, base-funded position. The successful candidate will be a member of the Biological and Agricultural […]

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Hort Americas New Short Course Online will be on Vertical Farming

Learn all the important aspects of growing plants in VERTICAL FARMING SYSTEMS. Press Release – Hort Americas presents their latest online short course. From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting and environmental control of all key variables in vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting! Instructor: […]

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Important Tips for Designing a Hydroponic Production Facility

Why do you keep saying buffer capacity? For anyone that has called me to discuss the design of their new vertical farm or greenhouse, they have probably grown quickly tired of me using the term buffer capacity.  But, of everything I have learned over the past 25 years, the understanding of “buffer capacity” might possibly […]

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TUBERS – ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’

The potato was first domesticated in Peru and Bolivia between 8000 and 5000BC [1]. Andean farmers found they grew well in higher altitudes around the lakes of Titicaca where the ancestors of the Inca settled [2]. Rich in starch, potatoes contain higher vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, and more fibre than apples […]

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