BrightFarms Extends Its Indoor Farming Stronghold to the Southeast with New High-Tech Carolina Greenhouse

The opening of the company’s fifth greenhouse puts it on track to double in size and production in 2021, making it the largest producer of indoor-grown greens in the U.S.  IRVINGTON, N.Y. – BrightFarms, the leading grower of indoor leafy greens, is announcing the opening of its latest indoor farm in Hendersonville, NC. The 6-acre greenhouse will produce 2 million […]

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Is the latest technology worth the investment for your hydroponic farm?

Photo: Shenandoah Growers, Virginia Remember: It is possible to operate a successful and profitable hydroponic farm in a hoop house, a greenhouse, vertical farm or even outside in parts of the world. There are only three primary reasons a grower or a farmer should invest in technology. Yet if you listen to anyone in the […]

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University of Florida 2021 Greenhouse Training Online courses: 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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Sustainable Impacts Indoor Farming May Have On Environment

The following was originally published by Air, Soil and Water Research Journal By Eric W. Stein, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Penn StatePresident, NE Decision Sciences Institute Abstract This article identifies the potential environmental effects large-scale indoor farming may have on air, water, and soil. We begin with an overview of what indoor […]

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Eat This to Beat Disease – Mental Health

Can eating healthy brain food from plants grown in CEA improve mental health? “The part can never be well until the whole is well” – Plato In a new series we discuss healthy foods from the aspect of people who are already suffering from an illness. A diagnosis is likely a time in your life […]

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Can vertical farming be a viable method of controlled environment production?

Austin Webb, co-founder and CEO at Fifth Season, said even though significant dollars have been invested in vertical farming, much of it has been wasted. Photos courtesy of Fifth Season Fifth Season is using its fully-integrated, automated operating system to crack the economics code for vertical farming with the potential to integrate with greenhouse operations. […]

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AppHarvest Acquires Agricultural Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Company Root AI to Increase Efficiency

Acquisition of Root AI and its signature robot, Virgo, bolsters company’s intelligent tools to produce foods sustainably Root AI CEO Joins AppHarvest as Chief Technology Officer MOREHEAD, Ky., — AppHarvest, Inc., a leading AgTech company and Certified B Corp focused on farming more sustainably using 90 percent less water than open-field agriculture and only recycled rainwater, […]

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Indoor Ag Tech Innovation Summit 2021 goes virtual

Towards Greater Profitability and Scale in CEA and Vertical Farming The virtual Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 24-25 will gather the world’s leading farm operators, retailers, food companies, investors, seed companies and technology providers to meet, network and cultivate new commercial partnerships. 350+ attendees from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia will […]

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Horticulture job opportunity at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is searching for a Program Director to lead the development of a new set of programs in sustainable horticulture, urban agriculture, and landscape management.  The program will be part of the interdisciplinary food-health-sustainability education cluster at the Bronson Healthy Living Campus – alongside Sustainable Brewing and Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems degrees; Community […]

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Who should lead the environmental movement?

Photo: Our decisions today affect our planet tomorrow.  Protect what you love, whether that be work or play. Simple answer, those with the most passion and perseverance. As the controlled environment agriculture industry we spend a significant amount of time discussing how we are going to improve our communities, the environment, the farming experience and the […]

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Participate in the First International Horti Quiz about Soil, Substrates and Seeds

First International Horti Quiz is a fact! Participate on the 24th of March at 20.00 CET Costa Rica – Jungle Talks, the organizer of global horticultural webinars and radio programs, is teaming up with Quiz Brothers and presents a new, entertaining event for anyone interested in horticulture; the International Horti Quiz. On March 24, 2021, […]

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Wageningen University Research and Tencent Announce 3rd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

Full autonomous control of greenhouse lettuce production Wageningen University & Research and Tencent are proud to announce the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. Multidisciplinary teams from around the world will use artificial intelligence to remotely produce lettuce. The goal of the third challenge – to be held between June 2021 and June […]

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Gotham Greens Accelerates Growth with West Coast Expansion

Partnership with University of California will advance research and innovation in indoor agriculture industry SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor agriculture operating high-tech greenhouses across the United States, today announced its latest state-of-the-art greenhouse in California near the University of California-Davis (UC Davis), one of the world’s leading agriculture research and teaching […]

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NovaCropControl Research Center Confirms Moleaer’s Nanobubbles Produce More Efficient Nutrient Uptake and Water Usage

Study conducted by NovaCropControl found Moleaer’s oxygen-enriched nanobubbles improve root health, nutrient uptake, and ultimately tomato size while maintaining nutrient density. Carson, CA — NovaCropControl, an industry-leading research and testing centre based in the Netherlands, has completed its independent study evaluating the impact of chemical-free nanobubble enriched irrigation water on tomato fruit growth, pathogen control, […]

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