“Hydroponic Nutrient Management Basics” from the Indoor Science Cafe

This presentation ‘Hydroponic Nutrient Management Basics’ was given by Dan Gillespie (JR Peters Inc.) during our 22nd cafe forum on September 22nd, 2020. Indoor Ag Science Cafe is organized by the OptimIA project team funded by USDA SCRI grant program.

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JPFA’s Famed Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs)

Oct. 8-Nov. 2, 2020 Learn Online This Year! Special Features Will Excite You. Apply now! The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak this year has forced the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) to give up running its renowned Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) as usual since JPFA gives top priority to the […]

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Urban Foods Systems Symposium in October will focus on climate, community, security, production and distribution

All things food in and for urban areas will be in focus during the 3rd Urban Food Systems Symposium scheduled for virtual delivery on Wednesdays in October and hosted this year by Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension. 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium online sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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root rot disease management

Earn CEUs with Disease Management starting September 28

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training and offers Continuing Education […]

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Autonomous Greenhouse Forum on September 10

“Let’s talk about Autonomous Greenhouse” Date: September 10, 2020 Time: Starting at 12PM Eastern (~2.5 hrs) Place: Zoom (hosted by OSU) More info: Forum info site RSVP: Please pre-register, click here Autonomous greenhouse is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) in CEA but will become critical for our future development of CEA technologies (including applications to low […]

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University of Florida offers Nutrient Management 2 online

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses: Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) Starts August 31! Train yourself and your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida […]

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FreshEd Academy

PMA launches the Essentials of Produce Safety, an online training program uniquely designed for produce industry mid-level professionals

The online certification teaches producers how to best manage produce safety risks. Newark, DE – The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced the launch of its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth program covering the key challenges and best practices in produce safety. The course is the first […]

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New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university’s top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable.   “This institute brings together global engagement with what we call systems thinking – addressing […]

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New videos on 1 to 5 moisture scale for container substrates from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

Press Release – Communication on when and how much to irrigate is critical in the production of high quality, uniform plants. The University of Florida IFAS Extension has developed short and simple videos in English and Spanish (“The 1 to 5 Moisture Scale for Container Substrates” / “La Escala de Humedad de 1 a 5 […]

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UF/IFAS team aims to increase blackberry yield with $76K Grant

Blackberries ripen in Florida in May and June, so it’s an ideal time to be thinking about how to grow more of them. Those who produce blackberries in Florida want to increase their yield, and UF/IFAS faculty want to help farmers boost their output. Unfortunately, a UF/IFAS team also knows that those who grow blackberries […]

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New Daily Light Integral app and training videos from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

A new web app is available to calculate the light intensity and photoperiod required to achieve a certain daily light integral for plant growth for an electric light source, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes). In the app, you enter any two of the three items to calculate the third unknown value. For example, enter light […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Nutrient Management 1 (Introduction) Starts July 6!

Train yourself and your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level and designed for people with some experience or entry university level, who are […]

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GLASE webinar series

Dr. Anu Rangarajan from Cornell University joins the GLASE webinar series, June 18

The National Science Foundation-funded research project entitled “Strategic FEW (food, energy, water) and Workforce Investments to Enhance Viability of Controlled Environment Agriculture in Metropolitan Areas” (CEA Viability in Metro Areas) seeks to help the CEA industry develop a skilled workforce that will allow it to scale. As part of this project, Anu Rangarajan’s team has conducted research […]

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Kalera and University of Florida LED Lighting Study Sheds New Light on Cost-Effective Modes of Increasing Nutritive Value in Lettuce

The new study reveals exciting findings for both consumers and vertical farming industry practices. PRESS RELEASE — Today, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced the publication of a new study, “Effect of End-of-Production High-Energy Radiation on Nutritional Quality of Indoor-Grown Red-Leaf Lettuce,” conducted in partnership with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Kalera-sponsored […]

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