OSU Greenhouse Management Workshop is coming up!

The Ohio State University GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Integrated Disease and Insect Management January 26-28, 2022 A virtual workshop from 9 am to 1 pm (ET) daily Insects and plant diseases can be a challenge for growing ornamental and food crops in a controlled environment. This 3-day virtual workshop will address greenhouse production fundamentals for controlling […]

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UF New Video: Five Tips on Managing Irrigation Reservoirs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mohammad Yazdi from Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources presents five tips for designing and managing irrigation reservoirs based on his research with James Owen (USDA-ARS), Steve Lyon (OSU), and Sarah White (Clemson University) in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/VKnIoVdy-0A). This video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension presents 3rd Annual Controlled Environment Conference

December 9–10, 2021 The 2021 Texas A&M Controlled Environment: Urban Agriculture Conference is designed for new and prospective growers interested in specialty crop production under controlled environment and for experienced growers who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of crop production in a controlled environment. This conference is also suitable for hobbyists […]

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The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is about creating social change

The Urban Greenhouse Challenge kicked-off on 3 November. This is the third time Wageningen University & Research organizes their international student competition in search of ideas for local, urban food production that can feed cities in a sustainable way. This ‘Social Impact Edition’ challenges competitors to think beyond food to look at urban farming as […]

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UA-CEAC’s 21st Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course

Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the 21st Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course! March 7, 8, and 9, 2022 This three-day event will be hosted both online and on-site at the center and will cover a variety of topics from academia experts and industry leaders. Limited seats […]

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UA-CEAC Hydroponic Tomato Intensive Workshop

Are you interested in growing tomatoes hydroponically? The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center will be hosting Hydroponic Tomato Intensive Workshop January 7th-9th (Friday-Sunday) both in-person and online This workshop, taught by Dr. Triston Hooks, is perfect for novice growers and will be packed with tons of critical information and research discoveries that UA-CEAC […]

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Hydroponic Industry Survey: Faculty At Texas A&M AgriLife Research And Extension Want To Better Understand Industry Needs

The hydroponic industry is growing rapidly. Faculty at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension would like to better understand the current state of the industry in the U.S. We are especially interested in identifying challenges faced in the southern region or under high temperatures. This survey should take less than 3 minutes to complete. Survey results will […]

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Culinary Herb Survey

University researchers are seeking input from greenhouse and indoor potted and fresh cut culinary herb growers in order to initiate a national research and extension project aimed to address the needs of the emerging industry. Your anonymous input for our survey will help to steer the focus of this project. Currently, researchers from Michigan State […]

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UF New Video: Five Tips on Growing Greenhouse Lettuce in the Heat

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bob Hochmuth from University of Florida IFAS Extension shares his tips for successful year-round production of hydroponic lettuce in hot climates in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/4UD2C-9csyk). Information is provided on cultivar selection and crop management strategies to reduce heat stress. To learn more about hydroponics, register for Hydroponic Vegetable Production which […]

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Looking for additional controlled environment food crops?

Genhua Niu, professor of urban horticulture at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is conducting greenhouse and vertical farm trials with Asian vegetables to determine their potential as commercial controlled environment crops. Photos courtesy of Genhua Niu, Texas A&M AgriLife Research With an increasing Asian population in the United States, controlled environment growers have an opportunity to […]

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Online Aquaponics Intensive Workshop by the University of Arizona is right around the corner

Are you interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop – October 19th& 20th via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small to medium-scale systems. Both sessions will be packed […]

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Symptoms of Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Hydroponic Lettuce by Neil Mattson and Tanya Merrill

Managing the nutrient solution of hydroponic crops can be much more challenging than container grown crops because: 1) hydroponic solutions are often captured and reused which can, overtime, lead to deficiencies of some elements and excess of others; and 2) pH changes much more quickly in hydroponics than in container-grown plants. Hydroponic growers should monitor […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses, Weed Management and Hydroponic Vegetable Production

Our last Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2021! Weed Management Course Earn CEUs An intermediate level course that teaches 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. Rated 4.5 out of 5 by grower participants. Hydroponic Vegetable Production […]

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UF/IFAS scientists tapped to join national research effort advancing phosphorus sustainability, funded by NSF

FLORIDA – Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States.  Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and Technology Center (NSF-STC) in the newly established Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS). Jehangir Bhadha, an assistant professor of […]

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