GLASE Hosts Inaugural Vivid Canopy Program at Indoor Ag-Con

Business leaders share why diversity is critical to success in the 2024 market LAS VEGAS, NV, February 23, 2024 – Cornell University’s Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium announced today the launch of its Vivid Canopy network to celebrate and foster diversity in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry. The new professional network will kick off at Indoor Ag-Con with […]

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Quantified Sensor Technology wins challenge Mexico

Quantified Sensor Technology emerged as the winner in the start- and scale-up challenge, a collaborative effort by GreenTech Americas, the Netherlands Embassy in Mexico, the Netherlands Business Support Office Querétaro, UTEQ, and AVAG. The Dutch start-up stood out among 8 notable entries, earning the opportunity to showcase their innovative and sustainable solutions for the Latin […]

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DesignLights Consortium Announces Formation of Horticultural Controls Technical Working Group

Stakeholder panel will provide advice and feedback as the DLC guides the horticultural lighting industry toward connected, integrated lighting solutions MEDFORD, MA – The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today announced the formation of a Horticultural Lighting Controls Technical Working Group that will advise and assist the DLC in efforts aimed at accelerating the horticultural lighting industry’s transition to […]

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The OptimIA Project presents theOptimIA University lecture series: “Basic Knowledge for Indoor Farming”

Free, online educational materials created to support your learning and training in mastering indoor farming science and technologies What Will I Learn The general learning objectives of this lecture series are:Being familiar with indoor farming system componentsUnderstanding basics of hydroponic culture management, andBeing able to start planning your own indoor farming business What Topics are […]

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GLASE Launches New Greenhouse Systems Short Course

Researchers, growers, and manufacturers showcase benefits of efficient greenhouse technology ITHACA, NY – The Cornell University Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will deliver their latest virtual short course with a focus on three interactive greenhouse systems. Experts from academia and industry will share how growers can select and operate greenhouse coverings, climate screens, and supplemental horticultural […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife expands controlled environment horticulture initiatives

Horticultural research remains at epicenter of growing field By Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Communication Specialist Jeff Bednar, owner/operator of Profound Foods in Fairview, is relatively new to controlled environment horticulture. It might surprise any visitor to his 10-acre farm — featuring 10,000 square feet, soon to be 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor […]

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IUNU Gears Up for New Growth Phase with Sales Leader Don Cronin at the Helm

Positioning for Profitable Expansion While Empowering Growers  SEATTLE, WA – IUNU, a leading automation provider in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), announced the appointment of Don Cronin as its new Vice President of Sales, marking a shift towards accelerated growth and market expansion. This move comes at a pivotal moment for both IUNU and the CEA […]

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Can Vertical Farms be Profitable Using LED Grow Lights?

Bruce Bugbee, professor of crop physiology at Utah State University, refers to the exclusive use of LEDs in closed indoor farms as electric light agriculture. He said no matter how efficient LEDs become, they are still competing with free photons from the sun. Photo by John Frey While controlled environment agriculture continues to expand, there […]

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TRACT announces agtech entrepreneur Allison Kopf as new CEO

Incoming CEO Kopf signals a new era for TRACT, as the sustainability measurement platform prepares for customer launch TRACTTM,, the pioneering new food and agriculture sustainability measurement platform, has appointed Allison Kopf, successful US agtech entrepreneur, as CEO. Kopf will take over in January 2024 from TRACT co-founder Roel van Poppel, who set up and […]

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The Top 5 Indoor Ag Science Café Videos of 2023

The 1st Indoor Ag Science Café of 2024 will be onTuesday, January 16 at 11:00 AM Eastern (UTC-05:00): “Introducing Spinach in Hydroponic Crop Production”by Dr. John Ertle (PP Systems) Please sign up to receive your Zoom link #1 Growing Culinary Herbs under Controlled Environments #2 Hydroponic Spinach #3 Growing leafy greens with a low-pH hydroponic solution for […]

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Adams Administration Secures Funding to Reimagine Farm to School Programming in New York City Schools

New Funding Will Increase Student Connections to Local Fresh Food and Farmers, Targeting Schools in Food-Insecure Communities NEW YORK – Mayor’s Office of Urban Agriculture (MOUA) Executive Director Qiana Mickie announced today at the High School of Environmental Studies in Manhattan that New York City Public Schools’ Office of Food & Nutrition Services (OFNS) is the […]

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Indoor Ag-Con Announces Opening Keynote Speaker: Paul Sellew, Founder and CEO of Little Leaf Farms

Sellew to take the keynote stage on Monday, March 11, 2024 Las Vegas, NV (December 14, 2023) – Indoor Ag-Con is excited to announce Paul Sellew, Founder and CEO of Little Leaf Farms, will give the 2024 edition’s opening morning headline keynote address on Monday, March 11th at 8 am at Caesars Forum Las Vegas. […]

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The Ohio State University offers workshop on Greenhouse Management

The Ohio State University GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Dynamic Growing January 25-26, 2024 Shisler Center, OSU Wooster Campus – in-person and virtual options – Fundamentals plus advanced sessions on controlling greenhouse climate conditions to optimize crop quality. Sessions include: –          Plant nutrition and monitoring for dynamic growing –          Plant response to aerial environmental conditions –          Dynamic environmental set points […]

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Does Quality Matter? If So, Prove It.

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. We all know brands with products and services that represent quality. But have you ever been the person responsible for selling quality? For earning the premium price associated with producing quality products?   Since my first job in 1996, every company I worked for, represented or […]

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