UConn Recruiting Hydroponic Greenhouse Growers

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team are conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the U.S. Your participation will help better understand how microbes interact in roots and potentially identify beneficial microbes that reduce the […]

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Indoor Ag Science Cafe

‘Back to Basics – Plant responses to temperature by Dr. Chieri Kubota

This month’s indoor ag science café covered more basics understanding of how temperature affects plants and which parameters are important to consider. Plant responses are specific to species and cultivars. Dr. Chieri Kubota, from the Ohio State University, also pointed out that scientists do not have these specific (or precise) information of optimum temperatures.  As […]

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The University of Arizona offers Intensive Workshops, January 2020

The University of Arizona through their Controlled Environment Agriculture Center offers Intensive Workshops in January 2020 Tomatoes, lettuces and leafy greens – we eat them every day! (or we SHOULD!) But how do we grow them sustainably with delicious flavor?  Join the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to answer these questions and more. Our esteemed staff […]

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Back to Basics: Plant Responses to Temperature from Indoor Ag Sci Cafe

This presentation ‘Back to Basics – Plant Responses to Temperature’ was given by Dr. Chieri Kubota (the Ohio State University) during our 13th cafe forum on November 19th, 2019. Indoor Ag Science Cafe is organized by the project team funded by USDA SCRI grant program. Please Submit Your Questions!‘Indoor Ag Science Queries’ Please submit your questions (anonymously […]

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New GLASE Webinar on off-season strawberry production

Strawberry production in greenhouses and indoor farms represents an uprising market that offers the potential for CEA growers to diversify and remain competitive. In this webinar Dr. Chieri Kubota from Ohio State University will discuss the opportunities of off-season strawberry production under controlled environments. Webinar title: Off-season strawberry production under controlled environments Date: November 21, 2019 Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST […]

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Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture Announces Launch of Networking and Marketplace Web Site

PRESS RELEASE – After leading a year-long study of two hundred indoor agriculture stakeholders that confirmed the need for a Center of Excellence, Eric W. Stein, Ph.D., co- founder and Executive Director is pleased to announce the launch of phase one of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, which includes a membership-based networking platform […]

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University of Connecticut offers Hydroponic nutrient management and root health webinar

The Greenhouse Extension team at the University of Connecticut is hosting a 4-part webinar series on nutrient management and root health in hydroponically-grown leafy greens. The webinars are on 2-6 December from 12-1 pm EST. Each webinar will be 30 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A. Topics in the webinar will include basic and advanced nutrient management, diagnosis and control of root pathogens, and system design for a closed irrigation system in […]

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The Ohio State University is gearing up for Workshop on Sustainable and Safe Crop Production

The Ohio State University is organizing annual Greenhouse Management Workshop (January 16 & 17, 2020; Wooster, OH), providing learning opportunities for the basics of greenhouse management practices. Improve you crop productivity, from managing lighting, temperature and humidity to controlling disease and pests. Attend in person for educational sessions, greenhouse tours, and network reception. Attend via […]

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Upcoming GLASE Webinar: Strawberry and Tomato responses to light and CO2 control

GLASE (Greenhouse Lighting & Systems Engineering) announces their next webinar. Date: October 25, 2019Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EDTPresented by: Neil Mattson and Jonathan Allred Click here to register! Carbon dioxide enrichment has long been known as a tool to boost greenhouse crop yield but the benefits depend on the crop and production environment […]

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Early History of Indoor Agriculture & Associated Technology Development

By Dr. Cary Mitchell (Purdue University) This month’s Indoor Ag Science Café was about the history and current technology status of indoor farming. The beginning seems to be in Syracuse, NY, where General Electric developed an indoor hydroponic farm funded by DoD in 1973. Then there was a large commercial indoor farm for leafy greens […]

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University of Florida offers Weed Management and Irrigation Water Quality and Treatment online courses

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Our last Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2019! Weed Management 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. Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment […]

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Plant Health on the Go Workshop for growers in December

By Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu  APOPKA, Fla. — The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) will hold a Plant Health on the Go workshop on December 3 where growers can learn plant health management techniques from horticulture experts.  Building on the success of the Greenhouse Training Online courses (https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/), […]

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Humidity control in greenhouses and other indoor plant environments

When choosing dehumidification equipment, there are a number of variables that have to be considered to ensure that it operates effectively with the crop and production facility. In this webinar Dr. Nadia Sabeh will discuss: How to transition from indoor production facilities to greenhouses. How to select a dehumidification system. The impact of plants on […]

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The Ohio State University to offer Greenhouse Management Workshop

The Ohio State University is organizing annual Greenhouse Management Workshop (January 16 & 17, 2020; Wooster, OH), providing learning opportunities for the basics of greenhouse management practices. In this workshop, our hydroponics track focuses on Hydroponic Food Safety and GAPs provided by OSU Food Safety GAP training team. The contents are relevant to indoor farms […]

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