NIFA Invests Over $7M to Support Research Innovations and Workforce Development at Agricultural Colleges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of over $7 million in research grants to U.S. Non-Land-grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA). These grants aim to increase research, education, and outreach capacity at Non-Land-grant Institutions to support development of the innovations and […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online course Costing and Profitability begins August 2

Accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business by taking Costing & Profitability, which is the third course in 2021 of the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online program from the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). Topics covered include crop enterprise budgets, income statements, allocation of overhead, seasonality, space use, shrinkage, labor […]

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New Video by University of Florida: Five Tips on Container Substrate Quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kay Jeong of Sun Gro Horticulture describes key quality aspects and procedures for container substrates for commercial and retail use in a new YouTube video. This video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of the University of Florida IFAS Extension, for the series “Five Tips for Horticulture”. The series highlights technical […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course begins July 5

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 5! Train yourself and 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 courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is […]

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Indoor Ag Science Cafe’s latest video checks out how to turn a smart phone into a sensor

Purdue University professor turns smart phones into smart sensors Dr. Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Purdue University, has developed an easy-to-use, affordable smart sensor that’s proving valuable to indoor farmers for improving farm productivity and crop quality. Using only a smart phone and a connection to Dr. Nemali’s apps, users can quickly […]

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New Video: Five Tips on Extra Phosphorus for Flowering (and Other Myths)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension presents Five Tips on Extra Phosphorus for Flowering (and Other Myths) in a new YouTube video. Fisher discusses research on how much phosphorus you really need for crops such as transplants, flowers, blueberries, and cannabis. Many growers and landscapers over-apply phosphorus leading […]

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University of Florida 2021 Greenhouse Training Online courses: 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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The 2021 Greenhouse Training Online courses from University of Florida are here!

What are you doing to take advantage of the popularity of plant products? One of the best returns on investment is education of existing staff to ensure a knowledgeable workforce through online training. University of Florida IFAS Extension provides four-week, award-winning, online training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse […]

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Horticulture job opportunity at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is searching for a Program Director to lead the development of a new set of programs in sustainable horticulture, urban agriculture, and landscape management.  The program will be part of the interdisciplinary food-health-sustainability education cluster at the Bronson Healthy Living Campus – alongside Sustainable Brewing and Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems degrees; Community […]

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Wageningen University Research and Tencent Announce 3rd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

Full autonomous control of greenhouse lettuce production Wageningen University & Research and Tencent are proud to announce the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. Multidisciplinary teams from around the world will use artificial intelligence to remotely produce lettuce. The goal of the third challenge – to be held between June 2021 and June […]

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University of Arizona 2021 CEAC Online Short Course

Only a few weeks away from the 2021 Online Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course put on by the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Join the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3rd, 10th, and […]

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New Video: Five Tips on Running Successful Trials for Growing Media

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Paul Karlovich of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video. Dr. Karlovich explains how you can successfully run onsite trials to evaluate growing media options for greenhouse and nursery growers. Learn how you can objectively decide what media works […]

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Take a virtual tour of the new controlled environment ag center at The Ohio State University

Dr. Chieri Kubota, the Director of the new center focusing on controlled environment agriculture and protected cultivation hosted this event to introduces the programs and membership. What OHCEAC is unique about is that we are integrative, interdisciplinary, and inclusive team conducting collaborative research to respond to CEA stakeholder needs. Our focus inclusively covers various production […]

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Hort Americas latest 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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