University of Florida offers new online course on hydroponic vegetable production

NEW ONLINE COURSE: Hydroponic Vegetable Production Our last Greenhouse Training Online course for 2020! The most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from University of Florida IFAS Extension is here! Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these […]

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What will AppHarvest bring to Appalachia, the U.S.?

AppHarvest is building a 60-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Eastern Kentucky that looks to resolve some of the major issues facing traditional field agriculture. Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of AppHarvest in Morehead, Ky., is a big believer in controlled environment agriculture. How big? His company is constructing a 60-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Eastern […]

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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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Effects of low nutrient solution pH on hydroponic leafy greens

Dan Gillespie presented his research for the fulfillment of his MS degree in Horticulture and Crop Science at the Ohio State University on July 2, 2019. “Effects of Low Nutrient Solution pH on Hydroponic Leafy Green Plant Growth, Nutrient Concentration and Pythium Zoospore Infection”

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CEA Advisors expansion: Young Plant Production

Press Release – After 9 years of successfully designing and marketing custom made Growtainers® and providing Consultant Services for commercial clients worldwide, CEA Advisors is pleased to announce that they have formed a new division to focus on the legal Cannabis Industry. Recently we have completed the design process for the first competitively priced shipping […]

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Legal action taken to force USDA to revoke certification of container, hydroponic, and aquaponic production systems

Center for Food Safety Files Petition with USDA to Revoke Existing Organic Certification for Nearly All Microgreens and Significant Volumes of Berries, Tomatoes and Leafy Greens BY THE COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE ORGANICS The Center for Produce Safety delivered a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for the USDA to Issue new regulations prohibiting […]

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Moleaer Welcomes New Director of Business Development Michiel de Jong

Moleaer Inc., the leading manufacturer of industrial-scale nanobubble generators, announces the addition of Michiel de Jong as Director of Business Development of Europe & Horticulture effective January 1, 2019. Michiel de Jong has worked the past years as Sales Manager for Oreon, a leading horticulture LED manufacturer. In his role he has built an extensive network around […]

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Japan Plant Factory Association workshops focus on plant factory production, business issues

Originally published in Issue 13 By Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Industry Expert For anyone who believes plant factories (PFALs)/vertical farms are only for leafy greens or for anyone who has given up growing strawberries in plant factories, they may have to reconsider their way of thinking. There is a great future ahead for […]

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Using water-driven injectors and fertigation systems for greenhouse production

Originally published in Issue 11 Growers who incorporate water-driven injectors into their production systems are usually looking for simplicity and flexibility. Whether fertilizing greenhouse ornamental or vegetable crops, many growers use an injector to take up fertilizer concentrate and mix it with water and apply it to the plants. “From an application standpoint the same […]

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Deciding which strawberry varieties to grow in greenhouse production systems

Originally published in Issue 10 Which are the best strawberry varieties for greenhouse production? Combining June-bearing and everbearing varieties can help ensure fruit is available during periods of premium pricing. Trying to decide which strawberry varieties to produce in a controlled environment production system can be a challenge for growers using field-bred varieties. Mark Kroggel, […]

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Strawberries can be adapted to greenhouse production systems

Originally published in Issue 9 Greenhouse growers looking to diversify into edible crops may want to consider strawberries, which can be adapted to production systems they are currently using for other crops. Greenhouse growers looking to diversify their product mix with a fall to spring edible crop might want to consider strawberries. “There is still […]

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Monitoring is critical for hydroponic production systems

Whether a grower is using a nutrient film technique or deep water raft hydroponic system, it is important to closely monitor pH, soluble salts and temperature to optimize plant growth. Growers who are doing hydroponic production in nutrient film technique (NFT) or deep water raft systems should be monitoring pH and soluble salts content (electrical […]

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Getting serious about hydroponic vegetable production

Originally published in Issue 4 The GrowHaus is refining its production methods and product mix to satisfy its expanding customer base. In July when Tyler Baras took over as manager of The GrowHaus’ hydroponic greenhouse operation in Denver, Colo., he knew that some changes were going to have to be made. Prior to taking the […]

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LED Grow Lights Can Drastically Speed Up Flowering

Faster flowering can result in significant savings and better profitability for plant breeders. Various conditions can affect the flowering speed, but the quality of the light spectrum is probably the most important. It is well known that the ratio of red:far red (R:FR) color from the light source, be it sunlight or a lamp acts […]

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