Organic pest management is not a one size fits all cure

Originally published in Issue 14 If you want a recipe for how to specifically control insect pests, then you would best be served using conventional...

Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production

When selecting a substrate for growing hydroponic leafy greens, lettuces and microgreens, the type of production system should be one of the first factors...

Hort Americas recent article on “Using Organics Fertilizers in Hydroponic Lettuce Production”

We really felt that this article was worth re-blogging. Thanks to Dave Kuack and Hort Americas for the content on your Blog June 13,...

Developing the right light recipes for greenhouse vegetable crops

Originally published in Issue 15 Canadian researchers at the Harrow Research and Development Centre are working with growers to determine which horticultural lights are the...

Determining the potential benefits of LEDs on plants

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands are studying the effects of LED lights on the growth, flowering...

Michigan ornamental growers extend season with greenhouse vegetables

Looking to take advantage of the increased demand for locally-grown and a better quality product, ornamental plant growers in Michigan are adding a variety...

Greenhouse Lighting Options

Originally published in Issue 3 When it comes to using supplemental lighting on their crops, growers have options whether they’re trying to achieve a photoperiodic...

Local By Atta

Local By Atta is an indoor urban farm located in Moncton, Canada. It grows lettuce, greens and herbs hydroponically and specializes in offering pesticide-free...
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London ‘Agritecture’ sustainability workshop to feature HydroGarden’s VydroFarm

Architects, commercial growers, entrepreneurs, engineers, marketers, designers and sustainability managers will be working together to consider a viable ‘agritecture’ concept for London at a...

Urban agritourism brings extra farm revenue

Originally published in Issue 14 By Mitch Hagney Sometimes rather than bringing crops to the customers, customers come to the crops. The public’s enthusiasm for urban farming...
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Project Renewal & The Bedford Green House – Renewing Lives. Reclaiming Hope.

“Angels among us” was my first thought when I recently spoke to Sam Wells of Project Renewal (http://www.projectrenewal.org/) based in Lower Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood....

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...

Michigan State University 2017 Lighting Solutions Open House

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbIBbQTEWgk] Helping growers learn about the latest advancements in supplemental, photoperiodic, and sole-source horticulture lighting and making the best decisions for their plants and...

NY Sun Works Youth Conference: Discovering Sustainability Science

Originally published in Issue 10 by Youth Press Team (LanNi Harris, Tina Zhao, Equem Roel, Ainsley B, Erica Morales-Armstrong, Giovanna Mouzouras, Jaelyn Felton, Weronika, Emanuel...

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