Dr. Roberto Lopez joins Michigan State University Horticulture faculty

Dr. Roberto Lopez has joined the faculty in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan as an Assistant...

Getting serious about hydroponic vegetable production

Originally published in Issue 4 The GrowHaus is refining its production methods and product mix to satisfy its expanding customer base. In July when Tyler Baras...

What does the future of conventional agriculture look like? Does it include vertical...

Leading Japanese indoor ag tech companies to visit the heart of U.S. agricultural research and biotechnology community to attend controlled environment networking event. If you...
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The Whole Story: Jeremy Barlow of Sloco in Nashville

Did you already catch our full story on Greener Roots in Nashville, TN in Issue 8? Well, we thought we'd give you even more to...

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...

Why the International Congress for Controlled Environment Agriculture 2017? Part 1

Recently I have been fielding a lot of questions from industry peers asking why Hort Americas continues to support, sponsor and even have a...

Greener Roots Vertical Farm – Grown and Sold Locally

Based in Nashville, TN Greener Roots Farm is pushing to have a major impact on the local food market through an innovative and sustainable...

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...
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Grow North Texas – How a Dallas Based Non-Profit Plans to Change the Way...

Introducing a City to Locally Grown Food [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Hbf0xAyMc] Grow North Texas is a nonprofit that seeks to connect North Texans to food, farms, and community...

The nuances of crop fertilization

Originally published in Issue 5 Regardless of the crop being grown or the irrigation system being used, growers face the same issues related to water...

The Bright Agrotech ZipFarm™

The Story of ZipFarm Starting a farm is nearly impossible to the farmer with low capital, no crew, and no farmland. These requirements help no one;...

Florida’s protected agriculture industry continues to expand

Originally published in Issue 10 Even though the number of protected ag operations in Florida remain fairly small in size, more large growers are weighing...

Japan Plant Factory Association and Smart City, Kashiwa-No-Ha Town

Originally published in Issue 12 By Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Industry Expert The Japan Plant Factory Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010...

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