Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas seeks Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor – Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineering Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Dallas is seeking a highly motivated and visionary Controlled Environment Agriculture Engineer at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment is 100% effort with AgriLife Research and is 12-month, base-funded position. The successful candidate will be a member of the Biological and Agricultural […]

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Why does greenhouse equipment need to be simple?

By Chris Higgins What is the number one thing to look for in commercial horticulture and agriculture equipment? Simplicity. Simple well engineered commercial horticulture equipment performs best. Regardless of the product or the product category the best selling and most successfully used products are easy to learn, easy to use and easy to fix.  But, this […]

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2nd Annual Global CEA Census Announced: CEA Amidst COVID-19

AgTech leaders Autogrow and Agritecture Consulting have launched their 2nd Annual Global CEA Census, focusing on understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations around the world. “We’re all operating in a unique situation right now and what’s required is a reality check. All of us, including growers, suppliers, distributors, […]

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UF/IFAS team aims to increase blackberry yield with $76K Grant

Blackberries ripen in Florida in May and June, so it’s an ideal time to be thinking about how to grow more of them. Those who produce blackberries in Florida want to increase their yield, and UF/IFAS faculty want to help farmers boost their output. Unfortunately, a UF/IFAS team also knows that those who grow blackberries […]

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EAT THIS! dives into sustainable investments in controlled environment production

PRESS RELEASE – This webinar series, named ‘Eat This’ is a close collaboration between NethWork and World Horti Center. Both organizations want to connect the horticultural sector with the world beyond horticulture. Renee Snijders and Ed Smit of NethWork will present these weekly webinar sessions.   During weekly webinar sessions, thought leaders in the field […]

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LRC Releases Free, Open Access Horticulture Luminaire Calculator

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires, typically used in greenhouses and other controlled agricultural environments. This online tool, called the horticulture luminaire calculator allows growers to accurately […]

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Why I still believe in Red/Blue LED Grow Lights

Top 3 Reasons to Consider RED/BLUE LED Grow Lights By Chris Higgins LED grow lights have been a very hot topic for more than a decade now and as with any (relatively) new technology, the first decade of LED grow lights has seen massive changes and improvements.  From the amount of companies selling LED grow […]

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‘Controlled Environment Production for Safer Leafy Greens’ by Paul Lightfoot (BrightFarms)

Paul Lightfoot presented the competitive advantages of indoor and greenhouse growing and locally distributing leafy greens as oppose to more conventional outdoor production. He also introduced the new CEA Food Safety Coalition, inviting indoor and greenhouse farms to be a member. Indoor Ag Science Café is an outreach program of our project OptimIA, funded by USDA SCRI […]

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Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Virginia Tech launch the Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center in Danville

The partnership will create a hub of innovation and economic development in an industry expected to grow to $4 billion The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is partnering with the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center to launch a Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center on IALR’s […]

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Improving the profitability and sustainability of indoor leafy-greens production

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy greens. Industry partners have matched funding, bringing the project total to $5.4 million. The investigators on the grant include: Erik Runkle, […]

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GE Current, a Daintree company unveils broad spectrum offering at MJBizCon 2019

GE Current, a Daintree company recently unveiled its all-new broad spectrum offerings. The news is being featured as part of Current’s exhibit (#C8445) at the Marijuana Business Conference, where Current is showcasing the Arize™ Element L1000 top light, a one-for-one LED replacement for double-ended 1000-watt high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures.  The Arize™ Element is the […]

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Indoor Ag Science Cafe

‘Back to Basics – Plant responses to temperature by Dr. Chieri Kubota

This month’s indoor ag science café covered more basics understanding of how temperature affects plants and which parameters are important to consider. Plant responses are specific to species and cultivars. Dr. Chieri Kubota, from the Ohio State University, also pointed out that scientists do not have these specific (or precise) information of optimum temperatures.  As […]

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How to Start Your Grow Light Trial

PRESS RELEASE – The scientists at LumiGrow are back with another helpful article to improve your lighting strategy!   Click to access the full article with helpful workbooks to learn How to Set Up Your Horticultural Lighting Trial Why Run a Horticultural Lighting Trial? In-house grow light trials allow you to get results that reflect your site-specific conditions, focus […]

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Autogrow and Agritecture Release First-Ever Global CEA Census Report

PRESS RELEASE – NEW YORK, New York – Global automation specialist Autogrow and New York-based Agritecture Consulting have released their first Global CEA Census Report, the most in-depth global survey of indoor & controlled environment agriculture ever conducted, with 316 total respondents from 54 countries. Despite rapid growth, data is notoriously difficult to come by […]

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