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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The passing of Professor Louis Albright – Cornell University

It is with sadness that I share that Lou Albright, co-founder of the Cornell CEA program and long-time member of our NCERA-101 group has passed away. Louis (“Lou”) DeMont Albright, 81, of Ithaca, NY passed away March 26, 2022. Lou was born December 31, 1940 in Ithaca NY, to Richard and Catherine Albright, and grew up […]

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Artificial intelligence can grow a lettuce crop autonomously

In a first try-out crop cycle lettuces were grown with AI algorithms in a hydroponic greenhouse system during the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge The five international teams participating in the final rounds of the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge have completed the first try-out experiment. The teams tested their algorithms and gained experience during a first […]

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Corban Univ. new Ag Science Degree Program enrolls FFA President, Application spike for inaugural year

Celebrates program launch by granting scholarships valued at $5,000 SALEM, OR  – Corban University, located in the heart of Oregon’s agricultural land near Salem, Oregon, is pleased to announce that Isabel D’Acquisto, 2021-2022 Oregon State FFA President, has enrolled in the new ag science degree program for its inaugural year. The University has seen strong applications and enrollment […]

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Alabama’s First Alternative Educational Farm Day Camp. $250,000 needed!

Gardens On Air A Local Farm Inc. is a 501c3 program and is in need of a minimum of $250,000 to get their building up to code to have kids from all over the country come learn. Their educational partners are Jacksonville State University,  Alabama A&M University,  and Tuskegee University. They will be showcasing all up and […]

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e-Gro Edible Alert: Grafting Cucumbers for High Tunnel Production: Is it worth it?

This study by e-Gro provides a baseline reference for growers interested in grafting seedless cucumber and for high tunnel production. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is one of the most important vegetables produced and consumed in the United States. In the midwestern United States, a major obstacle to spring cucumber production is low soil temperatures during plant […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online 2022 program starts May 30

What’s trending? Plants! What’s in short supply? Employees with horticulture education. Train yourself or your current employees with University of Florida IFAS Extension’s award-winning online program. All Greenhouse Training Online courses are taught in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on May 30, 2022. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/. Each […]

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University of Florida to host Research on Urban Gardening (RUG) 2022 Virtual Field Trip

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 1 – 3 pm EST This virtual field day hosted by University of Florida and colleagues at the RUG Consortium will provide greenhouse growers with principles to ensure consumer success and satisfaction. Gain tips to produce great plants for the booming urban gardening market in 2022. Learn what quality attributes […]

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Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3 participants create a 5-part podcast series

Wageningen, 2 February 22 / Wageningen University & Research –  The WUR Student Challenges Team is launching a new podcast series for everyone interested in urban farming. The five-episode series is set to release on podbean and paprikatastyradio on 14 February 2022 and will run until 29 June 2022.  ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ explores the world […]

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Controlled indoor cultivation without daylight comes of age

Vertical farming can deliver guaranteed yield and quality anywhere in the world Interest in vertical farming is growing worldwide. This method of cultivation offers great advantages: local, fresh production that is possible at any location in a very sustainable way. On the negative side are the high electricity consumption and investment costs. Scientists from Wageningen […]

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UA-CEAC Hydroponic Tomato Intensive Workshop, January 2022

Next month, 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 is perfect for novice growers and will be packed with tons of critical information. You will get access to numerous lecture materials, personal question follow-ups, hands-on applications, a certificate […]

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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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