New Video by University of Florida: Five Tips on Container Substrate Quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kay Jeong of Sun Gro Horticulture describes key quality aspects and procedures for container substrates for commercial and retail use in a new YouTube video. This video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of the University of Florida IFAS Extension, for the series “Five Tips for Horticulture”. The series highlights technical […]

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Looking to up your controlled environment light intensity?

The majority of the Arize Factor LED grow lights being manufactured at Current’s North Carolina plant are expected to be used for vertical farming. Photos courtesy of GE Current, a Daintree company By David Kuack, originally published on HortAmericas.com Current now offers LED grow lights manufactured in the U.S. for whatever controlled environment agriculture application you’re using. If […]

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GLASE webinar series

New GLASE webinar will be with young CEA professors

New CEA Research Programs in US Join us at the young CEA professors’ roundtable! During this conversation, followed by a Q&A section, you will have the opportunity to meet 6 young professors and learn more about their CEA research programs. Date: June 24, 2021Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT Presented by: Kellie WaltersTitle: Controlled […]

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Conserving Finite Resources: The Importance of Maximizing Fertilizer Uptake in Plants

Originally published on Foliar-Pak By George C. Murray, President of EnP Perhaps it’s just me, but every time I pour fertilizer onto my small crop of rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries, I feel lucky. Lucky that we live in a time and place where companies around the world have spent the time and energy to […]

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FFAR Grant Develops Heat-Tolerant Seeds

WASHINGTON – Climate change creates hotter weather and drier seasons – and new challenges for farmers. Such excessive heat damages seed quality, creating problems for seed producers and growers to establish uniform and productive crops. To help farmers address this challenge, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding a $1.1 million grant through the Crops […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course begins July 5

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 5! Train yourself and your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is […]

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‘Improving Human Wellness One Farm at a Time’ Sensei Ag CEO Sonia Lo to Lead Keynote Presentation at in-person October 2021 Indoor Ag-Con

Lo To Discuss Sensei Ag’s Form Factor Agnostic & Scalable Approach to Indoor Agriculture on Monday, October 4, 2021 Press Release – Sensei Ag CEO Sonia Lo will lead the Indoor Ag-Con keynote presentation, “Improving Human Wellness One Farm At A Time,” on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm. A headliner […]

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OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America Aim to Accelerate the Quality and Variety in Vertical Farming

Industry-Leading Partnership Will Drive Data, Growth and Consumer Options SAN JOSE, CA — OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America announced today a game-changing collaboration in the acceleration of vertical farming. Together, the two leading entities will share intelligence and analysis focused on maximizing plant outputs while minimizing environmental impact. The large-scale research program begins today at […]

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Village Farms sponsors produce for kids

PUBLIX CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF FEEDING AMERICA Village Farms is pleased to take part once again in the annual effort with Produce for Kids, and its valued retail partner Publix, in support of Feeding America.  Feeding America is the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, that helps 1 in 7 Americans and provides 4.3 billion meals annually […]

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Indoor AgTech offering free live event: Planting the Seeds of a Better Food Supply

Register for free webinar  Indoor AgTech – VLAB  for the May 27 event, where a special ‘Food-Focused’ VLAB panel discussion of industry experts and entrepreneurs will discuss the opportunities and the challenges associated with controlled environment farming.   Gene Giacomelli, Professor, Biosystems Engineering Department and UA-CEAC, University of Arizona, will moderate the panel that includes:  Sam Bertram, CEO, OnePointOne Sam Schatz, Managing […]

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Indoor Ag Science Cafe’s latest video checks out how to turn a smart phone into a sensor

Purdue University professor turns smart phones into smart sensors Dr. Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Purdue University, has developed an easy-to-use, affordable smart sensor that’s proving valuable to indoor farmers for improving farm productivity and crop quality. Using only a smart phone and a connection to Dr. Nemali’s apps, users can quickly […]

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Indoor Ag-Con Partners with Brad McNamara, Farm Tech Society to Host 2-Day Virtual Indoor Agriculture Financing Program

‘Crossing the Chasm: Financing Indoor Ag From Seed To Scale’ To Feature Panel Discussions With Successful Indoor Ag Entrepreneurs, Their Investors & Other Experts On Nuances of Financing Across All Stages PRESS RELEASE — What is each stage of financing? How does financing change as you grow? Can you “skip the line”?… Attendees will get […]

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Bowery Farming Unveils Farm X, New Innovation Hub for Plant Science and Home to the First-Ever On-Site Breeding Program for a Vertical Farming Company

One of the Largest and Most Sophisticated Vertical Farming R&D Facilities in the World, Farm X Expands Bowery’s R&D Capacity by Nearly 300% NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the United States, today announced the opening of Farm X, its newest state-of-the-art innovation hub for plant science in Kearny, […]

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New Video: Five Tips on Extra Phosphorus for Flowering (and Other Myths)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension presents Five Tips on Extra Phosphorus for Flowering (and Other Myths) in a new YouTube video. Fisher discusses research on how much phosphorus you really need for crops such as transplants, flowers, blueberries, and cannabis. Many growers and landscapers over-apply phosphorus leading […]

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