Hydroponic Intensive Workshops at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is gearing up for it’s Hydroponic Intensive Workshops that will occur in January 2019. The CEAC’s unique facilities support a quality of learning experience, where knowledge from classroom lectures is immediately applied in the greenhouse. The length and thoroughness of CEAC intensive workshop is unmatched! You’ll be ripe […]

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Researchers seek your input with culinary herb survey

University researchers are seeking input from potted and fresh cut culinary herb growers in order to initiate a national research and extension project aimed to address the needs of the emerging industry. Your anonymous input for our survey will help to steer the focus of this project. Currently, researchers from Michigan State University, Purdue University, […]

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Edenworks Looks at the History of Packaged Salad in 5 Minutes

Originally published by Edenworks, Johnny Bowman Three trends define the history of packaged salad in the United States: convenience, shelf life, and safety. As enthusiastic packaged salad historians, we thought we’d share our cliff notes on how these trends have changed over time, and offer a glimpse of how these trends play in the future. The […]

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BASF presents lettuce range highlights during Lettuce Demo Days

For players from the lettuce production chain, the annual Lettuce Demo Days is the place to be. In recent weeks, growers, processors, traders, retailers, and food suppliers have come to ’s Gravenzande from far and wide to get to know more about the most promising new lettuce varieties and developments. Vegetable breeding company BASFpresented its […]

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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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The Quality Standards for Hydroponic Lettuce

“Voluntary U.S. grade standards are issued under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, which provides for the development of official U.S. grades to designate different levels of quality. These grade standards are available for use by producers, suppliers, buyers, and consumers. As in the case of other standards for grades of fresh […]

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Eco Convergence Group Launches World’s First HyCube™ Hydroponic Production System at Orlando World Center Marriott

Innovative technology and structure changes how produce will be sourced by hotels and restaurants. ORLANDO, FLA. Eco Convergence Group, Inc. (ECG) unveiled the first HyCube™ modular hydroponic vegetable production system last night at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The HyCube’s data-driven, precisely controlled, patent-pending hydroponic system is constructed in an illuminated modern structure right next […]

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e-Gro Nutritional Monitoring Series: Lettuce

e-gro Nutritional Monitoring Series: Lettuce Researchers from top universities have come together to create this series designed to assist growers of floriculture crops with nutritional monitoring. Below, we wanted to share the factsheet for lettuce! e-Gro Nutritional Monitoring Factsheet for Lettuce PDF   For more, visit fertdirtandsquirt.com

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What is Project 93?

Would you be able to eat only locally grown food for 3 months? Dallas, Texas Agripeneur Challenges Himself To Eat Local for 93 Days. What is Project 93? Project 93 believes the future of food is about building healthy communities to empower personal and sustainable growth.  How do they make this belief a reality for everyone? […]

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Quality improvement and electricity savings thanks to LED grow lights

To meet market demands for high quality produce and red pigmented lettuce, Swedish-based Spisa Smaker AB invested in a LED grow light system. Not only have they seen great results in quality improvement, they have also experienced a 48% savings in electricity. “We had to focus on increasing the quality of our produce, and we […]

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Pythium root rot on hydroponically grown basil and spinach

by Neil Mattson for eGro (https://e-gro.org/pdf/E301.pdf) Waterborne diseases that infect roots are a common production issue in hydroponic production. Several species of the water mold, Pythium, attack greenhouse crops. Basil and spinach are susceptible to economically devastating levels of Pythium root infection in hydroponics. In this article we will present symptoms of Pythium infection and management strategies. […]

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Crop diversification helps ensure Westland Orchids and Westland Produce stay profitable

Originally published in Issue 12 As the U.S. market for ornamental and food crops continues to evolve, Westland Orchids and Westland Produce are looking for products that consumers are willing to pay for and are profitable. When Jerry Van Wingerden started growing greenhouse cut flowers at Westland Orchids Inc. in Carpinteria, Calif., in 1971, he […]

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Love of Agriculture Realized in Hydroponic Greenhouse Operation at Eden Farms Inc.

Originally published in Issue 3 Randy Butts spent 10 years working as an engineer before he made the decision to do what he really wanted to do—become a grower. Randy Butts started Eden Farms Inc. in Lebanon, Ind., in August 2006. Before starting his hydroponic greenhouse operation he got sidetracked for 10 years working as […]

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GoodLeaf Farms announces first farm construction

GoodLeaf Farms, Exclusive Canadian Licensee of TruLeaf’s Smart Plant Systems®, Announces First Farm Construction BIBLE HILL, NS, June 2015 – GoodLeaf Community Farms Ltd. (GoodLeaf Farms), a wholly owned subsidiary of TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Ltd. (TruLeaf), has awarded a contract to Fowler Construction Services Ltd. (Fowler Construction) to begin construction of its first farm, in Bible Hill, this month. […]

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