The CEA Labor survey has been extended to May 15th

Photos by EE Berger, courtesy of Planted Detroit. OptimIA team partners with AU/LAB in an international labour survey for leafy greens production in controlled environments. The OptimIA team and the Urban Agriculture Laboratory (AU/LAB) are pleased to announce their partnership to determine optimal models between labor and size of greenhouses and indoor farms that produce […]

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The passing of Professor Louis Albright – Cornell University

It is with sadness that I share that Lou Albright, co-founder of the Cornell CEA program and long-time member of our NCERA-101 group has passed away. Louis (“Lou”) DeMont Albright, 81, of Ithaca, NY passed away March 26, 2022. Lou was born December 31, 1940 in Ithaca NY, to Richard and Catherine Albright, and grew up […]

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Artificial intelligence can grow a lettuce crop autonomously

In a first try-out crop cycle lettuces were grown with AI algorithms in a hydroponic greenhouse system during the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge The five international teams participating in the final rounds of the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge have completed the first try-out experiment. The teams tested their algorithms and gained experience during a first […]

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Corban Univ. new Ag Science Degree Program enrolls FFA President, Application spike for inaugural year

Celebrates program launch by granting scholarships valued at $5,000 SALEM, OR  – Corban University, located in the heart of Oregon’s agricultural land near Salem, Oregon, is pleased to announce that Isabel D’Acquisto, 2021-2022 Oregon State FFA President, has enrolled in the new ag science degree program for its inaugural year. The University has seen strong applications and enrollment […]

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Greener cities : Resilient Food Supplies

They say history repeats itself.  Scotland has a great positive circular story that encompasses history, design, engineering, innovation, agriculture, skills, regeneration, energy, health, wellbeing and net zero.  This is the story of how a group of visionary students redesigned the iconic Provan Gas Works into a vertical allotment to show off a greener side to […]

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Alabama’s First Alternative Educational Farm Day Camp. $250,000 needed!

Gardens On Air A Local Farm Inc. is a 501c3 program and is in need of a minimum of $250,000 to get their building up to code to have kids from all over the country come learn. Their educational partners are Jacksonville State University,  Alabama A&M University,  and Tuskegee University. They will be showcasing all up and […]

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JPFA, RAI Amsterdam to Run Horticulture Webinar, Wednesday

The Japan Plant Factory Association will run a free webinar on horticultural technology on Wednesday in cooperation with RAI Amsterdam GreenTech of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo. The webinar, entitled “Globalization of horticultural technology & innovative indoor plant production system,” will invite as a keynote speaker Denise Lutz, agricultural counsellor, at the […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online 2022 program starts May 30

What’s trending? Plants! What’s in short supply? Employees with horticulture education. Train yourself or your current employees with University of Florida IFAS Extension’s award-winning online program. All Greenhouse Training Online courses are taught in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on May 30, 2022. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/. Each […]

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‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ releases second episode

Wageningen University & Research –  The second episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on 8 March 2022, accessible on accessible 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 & Research. After an […]

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Webinar on Smart Agriculture in China: Role of Digital Technology in Agriculture on 1 March

Join us for our webinar jointly presented by FAO China and Pinduoduo Inc. on Smart Agriculture in China: Role of Digital Technology in Agriculture, at 9:00-10:30 (Rome time)/16.00-17.30 (Beijing time) on 1 March 2022. This 1.5 hours webinar aims to explore, and discuss the potential scenarios for smart agriculture and share the experiences of digital technology for […]

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Plant Factory expertise is a click away

You may have an eye on running a plant factory, or vertical farms, or supporting such operations financially or technologically. Even if not, keep reading. Running plant factories requires science-based knowledge as well as practical operational methods and good business administration. The Japan Plant Factory Association has an upcoming online training course so that you […]

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The first episode of the Urban Greenhouse Talks launched

Wageningen, 14 February 2022 / Wageningen University & Research The first episode of the podcast “Urban Greenhouse Talks” is airing on 14 February 2022 and will be accessible on PodBean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lens of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by […]

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You know what a greenhouse and vertical farm are, but what is controlled environment agriculture (CEA)?

Cornell University Explains CEA. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is an advanced and intensive form of hydroponically-based agriculture where plants grow within a controlled environment to optimize horticultural practices. CEA techniques are not simpler than older systems for growing plants. Indeed, they demand sound knowledge of chemistry, horticulture, engineering, plant physiology, plant pathology, computers and entomology. […]

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University of Florida to host Research on Urban Gardening (RUG) 2022 Virtual Field Trip

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 1 – 3 pm EST This virtual field day hosted by University of Florida and colleagues at the RUG Consortium will provide greenhouse growers with principles to ensure consumer success and satisfaction. Gain tips to produce great plants for the booming urban gardening market in 2022. Learn what quality attributes […]

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