Familiar face leads ‘Team Koala’ to win the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge for a second time

All competing teams managed to use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to autonomously grow lettuce with almost no interventions The American team Koala has been declared winner of the third edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in Bleiswijk The team consists of the start-up company Koidra and researchers from Cornell […]

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New model for online Extension training launches

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can gain a new qualification in plant health management with a collaboration from two award-winning online Extension training programs offered by the University of Florida and Michigan State University. Over 4,000 growers have already graduated from individual courses through the UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training […]

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Vertical Farming World Congress Rises to the Occasion

After two successful years online, the 3rd Vertical Farming World Congress will be held in Brussels at the heart of European policy making from 19 to 21 September. Aimed at operators, suppliers, investors, advisers, legislators and policy makers, the programme is stacked with top company leaders and the latest in technology innovation. The opening address […]

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Modular and inclusive urban farming concept of LettUs Design wins last edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge

LettUs Design has won the Grand Finals of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge and will receive a sum of €10,000 for their modular and inclusive urban farming design. The other winners are USC Stack and AMS Caterpillars. AMS Caterpillars has also won the local residents’ award. It was the third and the last time that Wageningen […]

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Grand Finals Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3

29 June @ Omnia Dialogue Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen University & Research (WUR): After working for eight months to reshape urban food production in a low-income, food oppressed community in Washington DC, ten international teams of students will compete in the finals of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3 on the 29 June 2022.  During […]

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2022 NCERA-101 Annual/International Meeting

The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 International Meeting of the NCERA-101 Committee on Controlled Environment Technology & Use. The conference is being held at the Marriott University Park Hotel located on The University of Arizona main campus, Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is home to The […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course starts July 11

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 11! Train 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 program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level […]

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Job Opportunity: Resource Innovation Institute

Resource Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization committed to cultivating a better future for all of humanity. We measure, verify & celebrate the world’s most efficient agricultural ideas so growers can reap resilient harvests for the next hundred years. Founded in 2016 to advise governments, utilities and industry leaders on the resource impacts of cannabis […]

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JPFA 148th Workshop “The Latest Developments of Plant Factories in Europe”

The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) has announced to hold a workshop entitled “The Latest Developments of Plant Factories in Europe,” online on June 1, 2022, in English. The webinar will provide an overview of the European plant factory market as well as the latest business and research initiatives. Roel Janssen, the chief business officer […]

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Growing microgreens in space – How NASA is feeding astronauts using VegBed grow mats

Photo Credits: NASA by Albert Lin May 05, 2022 What are the challenges about growing food in space? Christina M. Johnson, PhD (of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center) was kind enough to share with us some of her current research. We’re very excited about the progress! Why is it important to get food right for astronauts? Feeding […]

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Dr. Greenhouse Launches Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) Calculator App for Indoor Grows and Greenhouses

Apple and Android App Solution Calculates Vapor Pressure Deficit for Better Plant Steering SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2022 — Dr. Greenhouse, Inc., a leading provider of state-of-the-art HVAC design and controls solutions for indoor grows, vertical farms and greenhouses, has launched the Dr. Greenhouse VPD Calculator App. The VPD Calculator app helps growers understand their indoor grow environment […]

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Wageningen University: ‘I love to see how young creative minds approach urban farming’

Article originally published by Wageningen University The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is all about social impact. Aiding the student teams in writing the best proposal for an urban farm that contributes to quality of life are a host of industry experts from the Urban Greenhouse Challenge partner network. They are very enthusiastic about this year’s […]

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University of Florida 2022 Greenhouse Training Online course: Greenhouse 101

Finding trained growers is a major challenge for our industry. Your best investment is to upskill your own workers to make better crop management decisions by learning the underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is a great introduction to the Greenhouse Training Online program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. It […]

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Third Episode of Urban Greenhouse Talks released

Wageningen, 2 May 22 / Wageningen University & Research –  On the 2 May 2022 the third episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on Podbean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & […]

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