Tips on managing disease in your hydroponic system

Understanding the 3 options to manage root born disease issues. Fortunately and unfortunately there are so many ways to manage pathogens in a hydroponic nutrient solution. Having options is great but these options can be difficult to navigate for new growers. Hopefully this overview comparing three popular management styles makes it easier to understand the […]

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What’s driving hydroponic lettuce breeding?

BASF Vegetable Seeds is developing lettuce varieties that can be grown in controlled environment facilities using supplemental lights. Leafy greens, including lettuce, are the hottest crop when it comes to controlled environment vegetable production. It seems like every month a new greenhouse or vertical farm facility begins operating or an existing operation expands with increased […]

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University of Florida New Video: Five Tips on Using Vermicompost in Container Growing Media

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Dan Jacques of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/UmgBa5AdO_Y). Dan provides tips on using vermicompost as a component in container substrates. Do you know where vermicompost comes from? How it affects pH of your mix? At what rate should you […]

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Important Tips for Designing a Hydroponic Production Facility

Why do you keep saying buffer capacity? For anyone that has called me to discuss the design of their new vertical farm or greenhouse, they have probably grown quickly tired of me using the term buffer capacity.  But, of everything I have learned over the past 25 years, the understanding of “buffer capacity” might possibly […]

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Five Tips for Horticulture: New Video on Monitoring Hydroponic Systems

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Jon Greene of Bluelab Corporation in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/Yxt7OZnieng). They discuss technical tips for pH and electrical conductivity (EC) monitoring in hydroponic plant production, as well as water management and the importance of maintaining monitoring equipment. This video is part of the […]

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The Green Bronx Machine Documentary WORLD PREMIERE is Here!

After two years of traveling across the country and working with scores of schools and hundreds of students, teachers and families, I am so proud to announce that the Green Bronx Machine documentary: GENERATION GROWTH is finally here! You will laugh, cry, jump for joy and be absolutely inspired! Featuring schools from across America – […]

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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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Soilless Substrate Science: Be a Part of the Next (R)evolution in Specialty Crops

Horticulture is rooted in soilless culture, with ample opportunities for ever-evolving systems to better produce specialty crops while overcoming a diminishing availability of soil fumigants, increasing pest pressure, and the need for flexibility in a constantly changing world of new cultivars and production methods. Soilless culture, specifically using growing media (i.e. soilless substrates), provides an […]

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New video on interpreting your irrigation water quality

A new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/lkSiSmDwIqw) by Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension describes how to sample, interpret, and solve chemical issues for water used to irrigate greenhouses and nurseries. Dr. Fisher introduces the free online WaterQual tool at cleanwater3.org to interpret your water quality analysis. This video is the first in […]

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“Generation Growth” Coming Soon

We have been following Stephen Ritz for years and have always been one of his biggest fans! We agree that everyone should have easy access to healthy food choices and support the work being done in public schools in The Bronx and beyond. Generation Growth – Theatrical Trailer from Mu Sun on Vimeo.

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“Hydroponic Nutrient Management Basics” from the Indoor Science Cafe

This presentation ‘Hydroponic Nutrient Management Basics’ was given by Dan Gillespie (JR Peters Inc.) during our 22nd cafe forum on September 22nd, 2020. Indoor Ag Science Cafe is organized by the OptimIA project team funded by USDA SCRI grant program.

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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 offers new Short Courses online, next is on hydroponic strawberries

Press Release – Hort Americas continues to push their industry knowledge, showing that they are not only a company interested in selling, but offering the technical service to go with it. They have had three short courses so far, but if you missed them you can request them on-demand! You can register now for the next […]

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Horticulture Market Manager open role at Moleaer

Moleaer seeks Horticulture Market Manager MoleaerTM is an American-based nanobubble technology company with a mission to unlock the full potential of nanobubbles to enhance and protect water, food, and natural resources. Moleaer established the nanobubble industry in the U.S. by developing the first nanobubble generator that can perform cost-effectively at municipal and industrial scale. Through partnerships […]

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