The OptimIA Project presents theOptimIA University lecture series: “Basic Knowledge for Indoor Farming”

Free, online educational materials created to support your learning and training in mastering indoor farming science and technologies What Will I Learn The general learning objectives of this lecture series are:Being familiar with indoor farming system componentsUnderstanding basics of hydroponic culture management, andBeing able to start planning your own indoor farming business What Topics are […]

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GLASE Launches New Greenhouse Systems Short Course

Researchers, growers, and manufacturers showcase benefits of efficient greenhouse technology ITHACA, NY – The Cornell University Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will deliver their latest virtual short course with a focus on three interactive greenhouse systems. Experts from academia and industry will share how growers can select and operate greenhouse coverings, climate screens, and supplemental horticultural […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife expands controlled environment horticulture initiatives

Horticultural research remains at epicenter of growing field By Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Communication Specialist Jeff Bednar, owner/operator of Profound Foods in Fairview, is relatively new to controlled environment horticulture. It might surprise any visitor to his 10-acre farm — featuring 10,000 square feet, soon to be 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor […]

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The Top 5 Indoor Ag Science Café Videos of 2023

The 1st Indoor Ag Science Café of 2024 will be onTuesday, January 16 at 11:00 AM Eastern (UTC-05:00): “Introducing Spinach in Hydroponic Crop Production”by Dr. John Ertle (PP Systems) Please sign up to receive your Zoom link #1 Growing Culinary Herbs under Controlled Environments #2 Hydroponic Spinach #3 Growing leafy greens with a low-pH hydroponic solution for […]

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Adams Administration Secures Funding to Reimagine Farm to School Programming in New York City Schools

New Funding Will Increase Student Connections to Local Fresh Food and Farmers, Targeting Schools in Food-Insecure Communities NEW YORK – Mayor’s Office of Urban Agriculture (MOUA) Executive Director Qiana Mickie announced today at the High School of Environmental Studies in Manhattan that New York City Public Schools’ Office of Food & Nutrition Services (OFNS) is the […]

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The Ohio State University offers workshop on Greenhouse Management

The Ohio State University GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Dynamic Growing January 25-26, 2024 Shisler Center, OSU Wooster Campus – in-person and virtual options – Fundamentals plus advanced sessions on controlling greenhouse climate conditions to optimize crop quality. Sessions include: –          Plant nutrition and monitoring for dynamic growing –          Plant response to aerial environmental conditions –          Dynamic environmental set points […]

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ADVANCEA Academy: Intro to Greenhouse Environment Control for Crop Production

Announcing a Course Offering by the ADVANCEA Academy Introduction to Greenhouse Environmental Control for Crop Production January 4 – March 28, 2024 This course is fully online with weekly live sessions on Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern US Time and available via recorded lectures Course Fee: $299 “Introduction to Greenhouse Environmental Control for Crop […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center Announces 5th annual controlled environment conference

The Dallas Center is proud to announce the 5th annual controlled environment conference to be held on December 7 followed by a tour of Eden Green Technology, the high-tech vertical hydroponic systems in greenhouses in Cleburne, TX on December 8. We are grateful to Eden Green Technology who is graciously hosting a tour of their facilities. […]

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Announcing a Course Offering by the ADVANCEA Academy

Announcing a Course Offering by the ADVANCEA Academy Introduction to Greenhouse Environmental Control for Crop Production January 4 – March 28, 2024 Two hours every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern, Online Course Fee: $299 “Introduction to Greenhouse Environmental Control for Crop Production” is a 13-week certificate course designed and offered by ADVANCEA. The […]

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5th Annual Controlled Environment Conference, Dallas, TX

The Dallas Center is proud to announce the 5th annual controlled environment conference to be held on December 7 followed by a tour of Eden Green Technology, the high-tech vertical hydroponic systems in greenhouses in Cleburne, TX on December 8. We are grateful to Eden Green Technology who is graciously hosting a tour of their facilities. […]

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Hydroponic Vegetable Production at UF Starts November 13!

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Hydroponic Vegetable Production Starts November 13! Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these systems. Hydroponic Vegetable is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate […]

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University of Florida Weed Management Course begins October 16

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Weed Management Starts October 16! Understand 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. Weed Management is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online NEW ONLINE COURSE: Climate Management starts October 16!

A new Climate Management online course has been added to the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training series offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). Climate Management will take your environmental control knowledge to an expert level and help you produce crops under optimal conditions. Topics covered include photoperiod and supplemental lighting, plant energy balance, […]

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IUNU Brings Autonomous Growing to Stichting Wageningen Research, research institute Wageningen Plant Research (WPR)

Seattle, WA – It was announced today that Stichting Wageningen Research, research instituteWageningen Plant Research (WPR) and IUNU have entered into an agreement to work onclosed-loop autonomous growing for the most common commercially grown lettuce varietals. This is the world’s first closed-loop, comprehensive autonomous growing solution developed forthe greenhouse industry. Other solutions focus on smoothing […]

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