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Karla Garcia growing microgreens in Mexico

Indoor Ag Sci Cafe discusses Indoor Farming in Mexico with Karla Garcia, Hort Americas

“Indoor Farming in Mexico: Current Status and Opportunities” With Karla GarciaMicrogreens FLN & Hort Americas This presentation ‘Indoor Farming in Mexico: Current Status and Opportunities’ was given by Karla Garcia (Microgreens FLN & HortAmericas) during our 27th cafe forum on February 23rd, 2021. Indoor Ag Science Cafe is organized by the OptimIA project team funded by […]

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Purple sweet potato

By beotanics.com Due to their high levels of nutrients and minerals along with their resistant nature, sweet potatoes have become a crop of great importance globally. With 95% of sweet potato cultivation occurring in developing countries. It is evident from known research that this crop is considered to be a true ‘superfood’, and is often […]

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Driscoll’s adopts first-in-industry technology solution to measure and reward berry sweetness

Integration of Consumer Physics technology into quality inspection process rewards Driscoll’s independent growers who harvest the most flavorful berries WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Driscoll’s, the leading consumer brand in fresh berries, today announced a partnership with the Israel-based, technology solutions company Consumer Physics to leverage its SCiO technology to innovate Driscoll’s quality measurement process. The Near Infrared (NIR) technology […]

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International series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’

Last session on 2 March emphasizes the importance of resilience  To mark the Year of Plant Health, Koppert Biological Systems initiated the webinar series ‘Plants for Life, Plants to survive’ in December last year to highlight the importance of plant health and how it is linked to human health. In this inspiring series, keynote speakers […]

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Improve efficiency and accuracy in indoor irrigation systems

Accurate mixing systems are vital in urban ag systems to maintainproductivity and profitability. [Photo: Mazzei Injector Company] By Jim Lauria, Mazzei Injector Company In indoor crop production systems, water is vital for crop growth, handy for delivering nutrients and other inputs…and a major cost. As a result, managing every drop of water—and every ounce it […]

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Is controlled environment agriculture addressing the issues facing the agriculture industry?

BrightFarms founder and president Paul Lightfoot, who is chairman of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, said controlled environment agriculture could play a major role in helping to solve some of the significant issues facing the ag industry and U.S. Photos courtesy of BrightFarms As chairman of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry […]

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Why growing healthy food is good for farmers

We have become accustomed to seeing rows of lettuce neatly lined up when it comes to controlled environment agriculture. There is no doubt this gives farmers control in their production where they can calculate growth versus yield and ultimately known profit margins. Lettuce and leafy green production is also an easy way for new growers […]

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UbiQD is hiring, Sales Director and Sales Rep positions

Looking for a job in horticulture? UbiQD is an advanced materials company powering product innovation in agriculture, clean energy, and security. Our quantum dots enable industry leaders to harness the power of light and our first end product, UbiGro®, is a pliable film that uses fluorescence to create a more optimal spectrum of light for […]

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Pascal Piepers appointed CEO of Ridder

As from 1st April 2021, Pascal Piepers will join Ridder as its new CEO, putting him at the helm of the international supplier in controlled-environment agriculture.  Pascal Piepers (40) will bring with him extensive knowledge and experience from previous management and executive positions. Over the past five years, as Director of Retail, he has played a key role in […]

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Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to hold Soilless Strawberry School

The Ohio State University will hold a workshop focusing on greenhouse strawberry production in March. Soilless Strawberry School Greenhouse-focused Track Learn all you need to grow strawberries in soilless substrates under greenhouse and high tunnel conditions. Online live lectures and discussion on March 26, 10am-3pm (EDT). Recordings will be available for additional 2 weeks. Registrations […]

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University of Arizona 2021 CEAC Online Short Course

Only a few weeks away from the 2021 Online Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course put on by the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Join the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3rd, 10th, and […]

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Have A Look inside Large Plant Factory on JPFA Training Course

Have you ever visited a plant factory with artificial lighting (PFAL)? The Japan Plant Factory Association is now receiving applications for its 2021 Online Training Course on PFALs scheduled for Feb. 18-March 11. The course gives you the privilege of taking an exclusive look inside a large-scale, commercial PFAL in central Japan. Plant factories, or vertical farms, […]

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Agritecture partners with Harvest Returns Crowdfunding platform to modernize urban agriculture financing

Fort Worth, Texas – Agritecture, LLC, an urban farming consultingand digital services firm, announced it has partnered with Harvest Returns, an agriculture investing platform. The two companies will work together to accelerate the urban farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry across the country by offering new entrepreneurs a more accessible way to raise capital. […]

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Indoor Ag-Con To Change Dates, Location for 2021

Co-Location With The NGA Show Shifts to 2022 Edition Press Release — With safety in mind, the Indoor Ag-Con management team has made the decision to push the dates for its previously announced May 16-18, 2021 agriculture trade show and conference for the indoor and vertical farming industry to the third quarter of 2021. The decision is in […]

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