Center to Announce First Winners of its “Best in Class” Awards

Media, PA – The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, a U.S. based company that supports the growth and development of the vertical and indoor farming industry, will announce the first winners of its Center of Excellence “Best in Class”TM Awards for indoor farm manufacturers at a virtual event scheduled for August 4th with Indoor […]

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Will tomatoes be the next big commercial crop for vertical farms?

University of California-Riverside researchers Martha Orozco-Cárdenas (above) and Robert Jinkerson are using CRISPR gene-editing technology to develop short tomato plants that have the potential to be grown in vertical farms and on the International Space Station. Photos courtesy of Robert Jinkerson, Univ. of Calif.-Riverside Photos courtesy of Robert Jinkerson, Univ. of Calif.-Riverside Researchers at University […]

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NIFA Invests Over $7M to Support Research Innovations and Workforce Development at Agricultural Colleges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of over $7 million in research grants to U.S. Non-Land-grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA). These grants aim to increase research, education, and outreach capacity at Non-Land-grant Institutions to support development of the innovations and […]

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Team ‘Koala’ winner of first phase Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

During the Online Challenge 46 teams from 24 countries grew virtual lettuce with the help of artificial intelligence, and evaluated images of lettuce in different growth stages. The U.S.-based team ‘Koala’ has won the Online Challenge, the first phase of the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, organized by Wageningen University & Research […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And how sustainable packaging is evolving our ideals

“As a millennial, it’s no surprise, from a very early age I was taught about the ‘Three R’s’ of environmental responsibility and sustainability, ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’”, Madison Wilson, Marketing Coordinator for Village Farms Greenhouse Grown brand tells us.  She goes on to say, “For many of my peers, the 3 R’s are now engrained […]

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2021 Global CEA Census will measure the impact of sustainability

Press Release – The 2021 Global CEA Census has launched with a focus on growers’ perspectives on sustainability and how they are measuring specific ESG (environmental, social, and governance) outcomes.   This year Agritecture Consulting will partner with AgTech leader WayBeyond who has taken over responsibility of the Census from automation business Autogrow.    “Our WayBeyond […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online course Costing and Profitability begins August 2

Accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business by taking Costing & Profitability, which is the third course in 2021 of the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online program from the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). Topics covered include crop enterprise budgets, income statements, allocation of overhead, seasonality, space use, shrinkage, labor […]

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GreenTech Live & Online reveals theme and outline program

Amsterdam – The theme of GreenTech Live & Online, from 28 – 30 September at the RAI Amsterdam, will be ‘Happy Food Healthy Flowers’. This theme is central in the programming during the exhibition, where more than 50 knowledge sessions can be followed in 2 theatres. In The Xpert Theatre the focus is on more […]

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Why does energy efficiency matter when selecting LED grow lights?

Learn the 3 things to consider when choosing energy efficient lighting in your greenhouse or vertical farm.  __________ Before we get started, let’s set some ground rules for this article.  1. I want to believe that everyone wants to do what’s right for the planet as long as they think their business can afford it, […]

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BrightFarms launches “BrightLabs” innovation hub

BrightFarms Accelerates Indoor Farming Innovation Tenfold with the Formation of R&D Hub Led by Bayer Veteran and Greenhouse Expert “BrightLabs” will expand the company’s focus on the development of biotechnologies that increase the profitability of its indoor farming operations and deliver breakthrough product innovations IRVINGTON, N.Y. – BrightFarms, the leading grower of indoor leafy greens, […]

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New Video by University of Florida: Five Tips on Container Substrate Quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kay Jeong of Sun Gro Horticulture describes key quality aspects and procedures for container substrates for commercial and retail use in a new YouTube video. This video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of the University of Florida IFAS Extension, for the series “Five Tips for Horticulture”. The series highlights technical […]

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Looking to up your controlled environment light intensity?

The majority of the Arize Factor LED grow lights being manufactured at Current’s North Carolina plant are expected to be used for vertical farming. Photos courtesy of GE Current, a Daintree company By David Kuack, originally published on HortAmericas.com Current now offers LED grow lights manufactured in the U.S. for whatever controlled environment agriculture application you’re using. If […]

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GLASE webinar series

New GLASE webinar will be with young CEA professors

New CEA Research Programs in US Join us at the young CEA professors’ roundtable! During this conversation, followed by a Q&A section, you will have the opportunity to meet 6 young professors and learn more about their CEA research programs. Date: June 24, 2021Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT Presented by: Kellie WaltersTitle: Controlled […]

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Conserving Finite Resources: The Importance of Maximizing Fertilizer Uptake in Plants

Originally published on Foliar-Pak By George C. Murray, President of EnP Perhaps it’s just me, but every time I pour fertilizer onto my small crop of rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries, I feel lucky. Lucky that we live in a time and place where companies around the world have spent the time and energy to […]

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