University of Florida offers Nutrient Management Level 2 Online Course

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) Starts August 22! Train your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida […]

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Familiar face leads ‘Team Koala’ to win the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge for a second time

All competing teams managed to use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to autonomously grow lettuce with almost no interventions The American team Koala has been declared winner of the third edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in Bleiswijk The team consists of the start-up company Koidra and researchers from Cornell […]

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New model for online Extension training launches

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can gain a new qualification in plant health management with a collaboration from two award-winning online Extension training programs offered by the University of Florida and Michigan State University. Over 4,000 growers have already graduated from individual courses through the UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training […]

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Modular and inclusive urban farming concept of LettUs Design wins last edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge

LettUs Design has won the Grand Finals of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge and will receive a sum of €10,000 for their modular and inclusive urban farming design. The other winners are USC Stack and AMS Caterpillars. AMS Caterpillars has also won the local residents’ award. It was the third and the last time that Wageningen […]

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Grand Finals Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3

29 June @ Omnia Dialogue Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen University & Research (WUR): After working for eight months to reshape urban food production in a low-income, food oppressed community in Washington DC, ten international teams of students will compete in the finals of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3 on the 29 June 2022.  During […]

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Invitation to New JPFA 2022 Online Training Course

We are delighted to announce that we will hold a new online training course on plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) in English for July-August 2022. The coming course will comprise introductory classes and specialized content. Introductory classes will offer elementary theory and practice of PFALs, basic knowledge of cultivation and operational management, and keys […]

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2022 NCERA-101 Annual/International Meeting

The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 International Meeting of the NCERA-101 Committee on Controlled Environment Technology & Use. The conference is being held at the Marriott University Park Hotel located on The University of Arizona main campus, Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is home to The […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course starts July 11

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 11! Train your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level […]

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New episode of the Urban Greenhouse Talks with the community of Ward 7, Washington D.C.

Wageningen University & Research –  9 June 2022 sees the arrival of the fourth episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ on Podbean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & Research. Eight months after 30 […]

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JPFA 148th Workshop “The Latest Developments of Plant Factories in Europe”

The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) has announced to hold a workshop entitled “The Latest Developments of Plant Factories in Europe,” online on June 1, 2022, in English. The webinar will provide an overview of the European plant factory market as well as the latest business and research initiatives. Roel Janssen, the chief business officer […]

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Wageningen University: ‘I love to see how young creative minds approach urban farming’

Article originally published by Wageningen University The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is all about social impact. Aiding the student teams in writing the best proposal for an urban farm that contributes to quality of life are a host of industry experts from the Urban Greenhouse Challenge partner network. They are very enthusiastic about this year’s […]

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University of Florida 2022 Greenhouse Training Online course: Greenhouse 101

Finding trained growers is a major challenge for our industry. Your best investment is to upskill your own workers to make better crop management decisions by learning the underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is a great introduction to the Greenhouse Training Online program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. It […]

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Third Episode of Urban Greenhouse Talks released

Wageningen, 2 May 22 / Wageningen University & Research –  On the 2 May 2022 the third episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on Podbean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & […]

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The CEA Labor survey has been extended to May 15th

Photos by EE Berger, courtesy of Planted Detroit. OptimIA team partners with AU/LAB in an international labour survey for leafy greens production in controlled environments. The OptimIA team and the Urban Agriculture Laboratory (AU/LAB) are pleased to announce their partnership to determine optimal models between labor and size of greenhouses and indoor farms that produce […]

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