Japanese Ag Tech Visits Heart of U.S. Agribusiness

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 JC Raulston Arboretum in the York Auditorium North Carolina State University 4415 Beryl Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606 Urban Ag News and the Japan Plant Factory...

You don’t have to live near a large urban area to commercially grow hydroponic...

mGardens is growing hydroponic leafy greens in rural Kansas and marketing them to local grocery stores, restaurants and a farmers market. While much of the...

What are the production and training issues facing controlled environment agriculture growers?

Ohio State University professor Chieri Kubota is focused on helping to resolve the production and training challenges facing controlled environment growers. Trying to produce vegetables...

Maximize your plants’ growth with supplemental CO2

Originally published in Issue 7 Whether you’re growing ornamentals or vegetables in a controlled environment, if you’re not providing supplemental carbon dioxide you could limit...

How do you create a sustainable, economical vertical farm?

Princeton University’s Vertical Farming Project aims to improve the sustainability of vertical farm production systems for commercial growers. The lack of accurate information related to...

Big Tex Urban Farms uses hydroponic systems to teach, feed local Dallas residents

Big Tex Urban Farms has seen the benefits of hydroponic growing in its efforts to become a better community partner. Big Tex Urban Farms has...

Making the switch to hemp—what should you consider?

Now that it is legal to grow hemp in the U.S., greenhouse vegetable and ornamental plant growers are considering whether it makes...

Want to know what’s happening in the indoor ag industry?

Attend an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event if you are looking to learn about new technologies and network with the key players in the indoor...

Prevent tipburn on greenhouse lettuce

Originally published in Issue 9 Cornell University researchers developed a “fast crop” production schedule for greenhouse lettuce. But growers may have to alter cultural practices...

Which wavelengths of light are the most effective in photosynthesis?

How does light quality affect plant growth? THE COLOR OR WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT Light quality refers to the spectral distribution of light or the relative number...

Growing in a “perfect” greenhouse climate

Originally published in Issue 16 Although it may be difficult to create the perfect greenhouse climate for growing plants, there are variables growers can control...

Deciding which strawberry varieties to grow in greenhouse production systems

Originally published in Issue 10 Which are the best strawberry varieties for greenhouse production? Combining June-bearing and everbearing varieties can help ensure fruit is available...

Hydroponic growers should be promoting locally-grown produce

Whether or not hydroponic growers are using organic practices to produce edible crops, consumers are more likely to be interested in whether...

Green light is more useful to plants than you might think

By Qingwu (William) Meng You’re considering new LEDs for your vertical farms. What colors should you get? Would you be better off with classic red...

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