End of the Line for Hundreds of Organic Growers?

Coalition for Sustainable Organics Opposes Recommendation to Revoke Certifications for Greenhouses and Other Containerized Growing Facilities SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 27, 2016 – The Crops Subcommittee of the National Organic Standards Board has submitted a recommendation that crops using hydroponic, aquaponic, aeroponic and other containerized growing methods—commonly used for products like living lettuce, herbs, sprouts […]

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The ultimate source for job openings and recruitment in the hydroponic industry

Work in the future of agriculture today! Philadelphia, PA- As the hydroponics industry continues to grow at an exponential rate, ponicjobs.com seeks to bridge the gap between industry employers and job seekers. The website’s founder, Kyle Barnett, designed the site in response to the difficulties he faced while trying to find a job with a […]

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National Organic Standards Board Crops Subcommittee Releases Recommendation to Eliminate Hydroponics from USDA Organic Certification

The US Department of Agriculture recently released the Recommendations and Discussion Documents late yesterday for the November meeting of the National Organic Standards Board. A copy of the relevant section is attached in pdf format. In addition, the notes from the Crops Subcommittee through mid-August are also available.   The Crops Subcommittee work is organized […]

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Urban Produce Looks to Hire Experienced Growers for Expansion Into Other Countries

Irvine, CA, September 2016 – Urban Produce, Orange County’s CEA indoor organic vertical farm has entered into phase two of its expansion program and is now looking to hire experienced CEA vertical growers to support its licensees worldwide. Prospective growers will attend Urban Produce University in Irvine, CA in preparation to deploy and work for […]

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Green Sense Radio Show: Robert Colangelo and Chris Higgins talk about container farms

Container Farms Sept. 4, 2016 Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News gives us an update on container farms around the world. About Green Sense Radio: Founding Farmer Robert Colangelo is also founder and host of the nationally syndicated Green Sense Radio show. Recorded live on the Farm, Green Sense Radio features entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, and […]

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2016 State of Indoor Farming Survey Results

We partnered with Agrilyst to get detailed insight into the #indooragriculture industry. Check out the report here: http://stateofindoorfarming.agrilyst.com/

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Organic Farmers Should Be Allowed to Grow Organic Produce in Containers, Consumers Overwhelmingly Agree

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – More than 91 percent of consumers that purchase organic produce favor the current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy that allows organic farmers to grow organic produce in containers, according to a survey conducted on behalf of The Coalition for Sustainable Organics. This November, the National Organic Standards Board, the body […]

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Hort Americas expands its lighting offerings

Hort Americas, a horticultural distributor in Bedford, Texas, offers a variety of LED and high pressure sodium light fixtures for both propagation and production applications. Hort Americas can provide its customers with a custom plan to meet their lighting needs. Lighting for vertical farms, multilayer production systems, propagation and tissue culture laboratories GE Arize Lynk […]

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Village Farms to host greenhouse guru marketplace at 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Village Farms is pleased to announce the company will be participating in the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort.  Village Farms will be one of 30 global marketplaces at the popular festival that draws guests from around the world.  The new Greenhouse Guru marketplace will feature a food and […]

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Collaborative approach results in Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management

Consumers are increasingly looking for quality food which is healthy, safe and at the same time cultivated sustainably. Greenhouse hydroponic cultivation already uses water more efficiently than field based production systems. However large amounts of water are still lost in so called ‘open’ systems. Water use efficiency can be significantly improved by collecting drain water […]

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NatureFresh Farms Mobile Greenhouse Visits Mansfield

MANSFIELD,OH- NatureFresh Farms Mobile Greenhouse Education Center appeared outside Krogers at 1500 Lexington Avenue on Friday. The organization answered questions on how greenhouse vegetables are grown, fresh produce, and more. The Greenhouse Educational Center travels to retail stores, summer camps, and schools throughout eastern North America informing consumers about how greenhouse vegetables are grown. NatureFresh Farms […]

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Red Sun Farms achieves recognition as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies in the PROFIT 500 2016 report

PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils the 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –   Kingsville ON (September 15, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Red Sun Farms as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies in the 28th annual PROFIT 500 List. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT […]

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Advanced LED lighting for plant health and protection in controlled environment agriculture

By Dr. Jaimin S. Patel, Research Scientist at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Controlled environments, including greenhouses and indoor vertical farms, have become the next-generation agricultural systems for increasing crop production capacity year-round. However, plant pathogens invariably invade these controlled environments, causing severe losses. Every year several new diseases are reported on different crops and disease-causing […]

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Spanish pharmaceutical giant puts Growtainer into operation

After installing the first international Growtainer in the UK last year, GreenTech Agro is expanding its presence in Europe with the recent installation of another Growtainer at Spanish biotechnological giant Bioibérica. The Growtainer is the brainchild of Glenn Behrman, founder of GreenTech Agro and CEA Advisors. Two years after introducing his first Growtainers for sale […]

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