This popular hydroponic strawberries short course is filling up fast!

Press Release – Hort Americas most popular short course yet is being offered this coming Saturday and you still have time to register. Hort Americas continues to show its industry leading knowledge in controlled environment agriculture with its series of Online Short Courses. Look for a new one each month. In June, they will tackle fertilizers […]

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Karla Garcia growing microgreens in Mexico

Indoor Ag Sci Cafe discusses Indoor Farming in Mexico with Karla Garcia, Hort Americas

“Indoor Farming in Mexico: Current Status and Opportunities” ‘Indoor Farming in Mexico: Current Status and Opportunities’ by Karla Garcia Founder and Director of Microgreen FLN and Technical Services Specialist for Hort Americas, Karla Garcia, discusses in the February 2021 Ag Café episode what’s happening in Mexico’s controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry, what’s impeding its growth, […]

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Hort Americas latest Short Course Online will be on Vertical Farming

Learn all the important aspects of growing plants in VERTICAL FARMING SYSTEMS. Press Release – Hort Americas presents their latest online short course. From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting and environmental control of all key variables in vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting! Instructor: […]

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Hort Americas first online short course Hydroponics 101 is May 2

Hort Americas offers first online short course on hydroponic growing systems. HYDROPONICS 101 – Growing systems Learn all the important aspects of growing crops hydroponically, from hydroponic growing system selection, best substrate options for your plants and how to create the proper environment to promote growth and development successfully. Instructor: M.S. Karla Garcia Hort Americas […]

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Wasabi Japonica Grown Under GE LED Grow Lights

The “Hardest to Grow” Plant in the World The Opportunity Wasabi Japonica is widely accredited as the “hardest to grow” plant in the world. The plants are native to Japan and require a very specific set of environmental conditions to successfully produce healthy plants.

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Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit

Whether you are a greenhouse grower or a vertical farmer, you won’t want to miss this. Join Urban Ag News, Hort Americas and Current, powered by GE, for the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit on Monday, September 23. The summit will be held at at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The […]

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Hort Americas releases new CEA publication, “Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs”

The new online publication “Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs” focuses on sound planning for controlled environment hydroponic production. What does it take to grow leafy greens and herbs in controlled environment structures? Commercial hydroponic grower and consultant Tyler Baras has written “Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs” to help those interested in […]

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2019 Virginia Innovation in Greenhouse and Vertical Farming Conference

Join us on Tuesday, March 12, and explore additional tools for expanding farm revenue through vertical farming innovations. Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite you to register at http://bit.ly/Register-2019-Vertical-Farming  for the 2019 Virginia Innovation in Greenhouse and Vertical Farming Conference Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Virginia Farm Bureau 12580 West Creek Parkway; Richmond, Virginia   Keynote Speaker Neil […]

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BioBee USA and Hort Americas partner to bring growers biologically-based IPM

BioBee Biological Systems, headquartered in Sde Eliyaho, Israel, is at the forefront of implementing biologically-based integrated pest management (IPM) solutions in controlled environment agriculture and open-field production systems. BioBee USA, a subsidiary of BioBee, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., has partnered with horticultural supplier Hort Americas in Bedford, Texas, to work together to educate and provide […]

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You don’t have to live near a large urban area to commercially grow hydroponic leafy greens

mGardens is growing hydroponic leafy greens in rural Kansas and marketing them to local grocery stores, restaurants and a farmers market. While much of the country’s indoor hydroponic food production is being done by growers located near large urban areas, mGardens in Gorham, Kan., is bucking the trend. Tom Murphy, who is the company’s operator, […]

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30MHz and Hort Americas join forces to bring smart sensing to North American growers

Leading commercial horticultural suppliers Hort Americas, and smart sensing technology providers 30MHz are pleased to announce that they’ve partnered to bring the power of real-time, crop-level monitoring to growers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. Hort Americas is the first North American distributor of 30MHz technology.   The data platform for horti- […]

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North American growers welcome new tool to manage light

“Giving growers the tools to manage light quality is one of our specialities,” says Chris Higgins, General Manager of Hort Americas. “For example, we were one of the first suppliers of LED grow lights in the US. At that time, we saw the crop advantages that growers realised when they had the ability to manipulate […]

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Hort Americas Offers OSRAM Horticultural LED Lights

Hort Americas is now offering OSRAM’s ZELION HL300 series of horticultural LED fixtures including controls and accessories. One of main advantages of the fixtures is they are controllable allowing users to adjust both the light intensity (light quantity) and the spectrum (light quality). The ZELION HL300 Grow Light is a 100- to 600-watt dimmable and […]

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Nutrient guidelines for hydroponic tomato production

By Victor Loaiza, on behalf of Hort Americas It is important to conduct water and nutrient solution analyses on a regular basis to ensure hydroponic tomatoes are receiving the proper level of nutrients. Making sure that hydroponically-grown tomatoes receive the proper nutrient levels requires testing water and nutrient solutions. Growers also need to confirm that […]

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