Vertical farm competes with conventional ag

Originally published in Issue 5 Famgro Farms is using a vertical farm production system to successfully compete with conventional farming to produce healthier, better tasting...

More research focusing on greenhouse food crops

University researchers, some of whom previously focused on ornamental crops, are turning their attention to food crops as more growers look to replace or...

Part 3: Publicly Funded Research is Key in Driving Agriculture and Horticulture Growth

“Knowledge builds on itself so that the pace of discovery is faster when knowledge is freely available.” USDA-ERS, Nov. 10, 2016 The Urban Ag News...

Water Quality is Key In A Successful Commercial Hydroponic System

Originally published in Issue 4 With continuing concerns about water availability, safety and regulations, more growers are looking at water treatment to protect this vital...

Part 2: Public funding for agricultural R&D continues to decrease

This month I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 North Central Extension & Research Activity (NCERA-101) annual meeting. It was an excellent opportunity to...

Urban Ag News continues to evolve

Even as Urban Ag News’ method of delivering information on the controlled environment agriculture industry changes, it will continue to diligently work to provide...

2018 Farm Bill is Enormous Opportunity for Urban Agriculture

By Brian Filipowich, Director of Public Policy at The Aquaponics Association About every five years the Federal Government passes a massive, far-reaching “Farm Bill” with the main...

Making Integrated Pest and Disease Management Work

Originally published in Issue 4 Regardless of whether growers refer to using an integrated pest management (iPM) or integrated pest and disease management (iPDM) program,...

Urban Ag News attends high tech greenhouse opening

Urban Ag News recently visited Golden Fresh Farms in Ohio. Golden Fresh Farms, a subsidiary of Red Sun Farms, has completed Phase 1 of their high-tech...

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...

Why should you attend the International Congress for Controlled Environment Agriculture 2017? Part...

As I posted earlier this month, I have been fielding a lot of questions from industry peers asking why Hort Americas continues to support,...

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...

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...

Water, Humans, Agriculture and Golf Courses: Symbiotic Cooperation & Competition

I had planned to write a doom and gloom piece about the well-known California drought and what golf courses should be doing to manage...

Growers Insight