The CEA Labor survey has been extended to May 15th

Photos by EE Berger, courtesy of Planted Detroit. OptimIA team partners with AU/LAB in an international labour survey for leafy greens production in controlled environments. The OptimIA team and the Urban Agriculture Laboratory (AU/LAB) are pleased to announce their partnership to determine optimal models between labor and size of greenhouses and indoor farms that produce […]

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Trying to find enough greenhouse vegetable workers? You’re not alone.

Jose “Pepe” Calderon, head grower at Local Bounti, said finding people willing to produce greenhouse vegetables has become complicated because crops like tomatoes require skilled workers to perform some production activities. As in other industries, greenhouse vegetable operators are facing challenges finding enough skilled workers to produce their crops. Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, employers […]

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Village Farms Fresh ready to shine in their home state of Texas for Viva Fresh

Village Farms Fresh is looking forward to participating in the VIVA Fresh Expo in their home state of Texas this week.  Farming flavor forward Texas Grown tomatoes is a strong key value proposition for Village Farms Fresh to offer their customers and that they can align with the company on. Village Farms Fresh is a […]

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Delphy ISFC Field Day September 6, 2022

We proudly announce the Delphy ISFC Field Day. This new event will be organized in an unique way, literally in the middle of soft fruit crops and research. A day full of knowledge of and about the cultivation of soft fruit. There are various seminars, tours along ongoin trials (in the greenhouse departments, the tabletops, […]

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Artificial intelligence can grow a lettuce crop autonomously

In a first try-out crop cycle lettuces were grown with AI algorithms in a hydroponic greenhouse system during the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge The five international teams participating in the final rounds of the 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge have completed the first try-out experiment. The teams tested their algorithms and gained experience during a first […]

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Greener cities : Resilient Food Supplies

They say history repeats itself.  Scotland has a great positive circular story that encompasses history, design, engineering, innovation, agriculture, skills, regeneration, energy, health, wellbeing and net zero.  This is the story of how a group of visionary students redesigned the iconic Provan Gas Works into a vertical allotment to show off a greener side to […]

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Koidra raises $4.5M seed funding to bring Intelligent Automation to Greenhouses and Beyond

Seattle, March 29, 2022 – Koidra, an Intelligent Automation (IA) platform company based out of Seattle, has raised $4.5 million in its seed round. Ospraie Ag Science (OAS) led this round of funding, with participation from Amritam Holdings, Cavallo Ventures, and Foothill Ventures. Koidra was founded by the lead of Microsoft Research’s winning team at […]

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New AVF whitepaper now available for download

You can download it for free via the AVF website. “Our food system is broken. It’s causing the destruction of soil, it’s driving the loss of biodiversity, and it’s the number one driver of climate change.””This is about showcasing that there is no one solution, but we need to change the current food system if we […]

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Alabama’s First Alternative Educational Farm Day Camp. $250,000 needed!

Gardens On Air A Local Farm Inc. is a 501c3 program and is in need of a minimum of $250,000 to get their building up to code to have kids from all over the country come learn. Their educational partners are Jacksonville State University,  Alabama A&M University,  and Tuskegee University. They will be showcasing all up and […]

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e-Gro Edible Alert: Grafting Cucumbers for High Tunnel Production: Is it worth it?

This study by e-Gro provides a baseline reference for growers interested in grafting seedless cucumber and for high tunnel production. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is one of the most important vegetables produced and consumed in the United States. In the midwestern United States, a major obstacle to spring cucumber production is low soil temperatures during plant […]

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Sakata Seed America Announces Opening of New, Permanent Lettuce Distribution Facility in Marina, California; Appoints New Lettuce Product Manager

Marina, CA, March 2022 –Sakata Seed America is solidifying its leadership position in the lettuce category, announcing a new, permanent Lettuce Distribution Facility and appointing a new Lettuce Product Manager, all within the past few weeks. Since the company’s acquisition of prominent lettuce company, Vanguard Seed, in 2020, Sakata has quickly scaled their lettuce seed […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online 2022 program starts May 30

What’s trending? Plants! What’s in short supply? Employees with horticulture education. Train yourself or your current employees with University of Florida IFAS Extension’s award-winning online program. All Greenhouse Training Online courses are taught in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on May 30, 2022. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/. Each […]

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Pro-Tip Number 1: Measure these 9 items.

When you know the 9 cardinal parameters of plant science, you’re able to smell a fraud. The best in the industry know that no one item determines successful plant production. Instead, they look to the 9 Cardinal Parameters of Plant Science:  Light Learn more with Dr Ricardo Hernandez and the Farmer Tyler:  https://urbanagnews.com/blog/light-quality-with-farmer-tyler-and-dr-ricardo-hernandez/ Temperature Learn […]

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‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ releases second episode

Wageningen University & Research –  The second episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on 8 March 2022, accessible on accessible on PodBean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & Research. After an […]

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