University of Florida Weed Management Course begins October 16

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Weed Management Starts October 16! Understand all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that work. Weed Management is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online NEW ONLINE COURSE: Climate Management starts October 16!

A new Climate Management online course has been added to the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training series offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). Climate Management will take your environmental control knowledge to an expert level and help you produce crops under optimal conditions. Topics covered include photoperiod and supplemental lighting, plant energy balance, […]

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IUNU Brings Autonomous Growing to Stichting Wageningen Research, research institute Wageningen Plant Research (WPR)

Seattle, WA – It was announced today that Stichting Wageningen Research, research instituteWageningen Plant Research (WPR) and IUNU have entered into an agreement to work onclosed-loop autonomous growing for the most common commercially grown lettuce varietals. This is the world’s first closed-loop, comprehensive autonomous growing solution developed forthe greenhouse industry. Other solutions focus on smoothing […]

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Where can you get accurate information about indoor farm production?

One of the major objectives of OptimIA project researchers was to establish an outreach program to engage with stakeholders in the indoor vertical farming community. Photo courtesy of Chris Higgins, Hort Americas OptimIA project members are sharing their indoor farm research findings with the controlled environment agriculture industry and the public through a variety of […]

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NC State’s Collado and Hernandez Research Cannabis Water Use Under Supplemental Light

North Carolina State University researchers Professor Ricardo Hernandez and Cristian Collado worked with Current’s Arize® Element L1000 LED top lighting in a greenhouse setting to explore the impact of light levels on the production of cuttings, plant growth, flower production, quality, and water use of a cannabis sativa variety commonly cultivated for its high levels […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Disease Management Starts September 11!

Improve your prevention and management of diseases in nurseries and greenhouses by registering forDisease Management, part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by theUniversity of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level and designed for people with someexperience or entry university level, who are in production, technical, or sales role for greenhouse […]

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JPFA International Symposium on Plant Factory in Chiba, Japan on Sept. 4-5

The “JPFA International Symposium on Plant Factory” will be held on September 4 and September 5, 2023, at the Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Center and online, organized by the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA). There will be keynote speeches on the latest technology and interdisciplinary research on PFALs and open discussions on business trends, needs for technology […]

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Workshop on Water Management and Quality to be held in Ohio on September 8

A full day workshop titled, “Water Management and Quality for Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production” will be held on September 8, 2023 from 9am to 3pm at the Hamilton County Extension Office (2055 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202). The workshop will provide growers the most up-to-date information of the key sciences and technologies contributing to […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Costing and Profitability Starts August 14!

Develop the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business. Costing & Profitability is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online program. Lead instructors are the highly respected economist Dr. Charlie Hall from Texas A&M University and horticulture scientist Dr. Paul Fisher from University of Florida IFAS Extension. Topics […]

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Resource Innovation Institute Releases Water Circularity Best Practices Guide to help CEA Operations Better Manage Water Resources

Free, downloadable report provides information and guidelines to help support the adoption of efficient practices in indoor farms and greenhouses. PORTLAND, Ore. (June 29, 2023) — Resource Innovation Institute (RII), the leading not-for-profit energy and water benchmarking organization for CEA producers, announced today the availability of its long-awaited Water Circularity Best Practices Guide for Controlled […]

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Indoor Ag-Con Announces New Controlled Environment Agriculture Food Safety 2024 Pre-Event Workshop

Leading Vertical Farming | CEA Trade Show Partners With Ceres University To Host ‘Internal Review’ Class The Day Before Indoor Ag-Con 2024 Opens In Las Vegas (JULY 17, 2023 – LAS VEGAS,NV) — Indoor Ag-Con, the largest trade show and conference for vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA), has partnered with Ceres University, a leading provider of IACET-accredited […]

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Controlled Environment Agriculture Summit East Conference Announces Graduate Student Poster Competition

10 Finalists Will Be Invited To Present Posters At September 19-20, 2023, Edition at IALR Conference Center In Danville, Virginia DANVILLE, VA (JUNE 29 2023 ) – The Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Summit East Conference will host a graduate student poster competition during its 2nd annual edition, September 19-20, 2023, at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research (IALR) Conference Center in Danville, […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course begins July 10

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 10! One of the biggest factors affecting the success of your crop is correctly managing nutrients in the root zone. Nutrient Management Level 1 is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This […]

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Can leafy greens be profitably grown in indoor farms?

OptimIA economic researchers determined on average, a 1 percent increase in wages would reduce an indoor farm’s profit per square meter for a day of production by 6 cents. A 1 percent increase in the price of electricity would reduce profits by 5 cents per square meter per day. Photo courtesy of Murat Kacira, Univ. […]

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