VertiFarm 2019 in The Netherlands

VertiFarm 2019: International workshop on vertical farming 13-15 October 2019 Wageningen, The Netherlands A new vision on plant production The world population is rapidly growing from about 7 today to 9.5 billion people in 2050 and eating habits are changing. The demand for high quality fresh vegetables that are safe, healthy, tasty, and sustainably produced within […]

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Wageningen University announces course on lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms

In 2019, the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, again will organize a course on lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms. In this course WageningenUR scientists share their unique knowledge with international students, researchers, and horticultural and light experts. The course is held in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Registration for the course […]

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Key factors for optimal crop production in greenhouses and vertical farms by Professor Leo Marcelis of Wageningen University

Greenhouses and vertical farms around the world are faced with many of the same questions  and obstacles when learning to manage crop production in controlled environment agriculture systems.  Listen to Professor Leo Marcelis discuss trends, opportunities and other key factors in creating optimal crop production systems for greenhouses and vertical farms.

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Determining the potential benefits of LEDs on plants

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands are studying the effects of LED lights on the growth, flowering and fruiting of vegetable and ornamental plants in controlled environments. Dutch growers who are building new greenhouses or adding new grow lights to their existing operations are comparing high pressure […]

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Kevin M. Folta on Controlled Environment Agriculture from ICCEA 2017

By Talking Biotech Podcast hosted by Kevin M. Folta In the race to feed 10 billion people by 2050 some agricultural production will shift to where people live. The idea of vertical farms or repurposing urban space for agriculture is becoming increasingly feasible, as lighting, cooling, and automation advances are more and more efficient. These concepts […]

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Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 10

Urban Ag News Issue 10 Click here to download the issue. Urban Ag News is celebrating its 10th issue with a jam-packed magazine filled with practical production information and timely industry news. Every business today uses some type of technology even if it’s just for accounting and product inventory purposes. Urban Ag News celebrated the […]

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Indoor Ag-Con Done, Next Up…Lighting up ICCEA 2015

The 2015 Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas was (like always) an excellent event.  It was a chance to hear from business leaders from outside the industry, leaders from within the industry as well as (many) new comers and innovative thinkers with goals of revolutionizing the world of fresh produce. There were two presentations that I really […]

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Panelist at the International Congress on Controlled Environment Ag

One of the most impressive features of the International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture, also know as the ICCEA2015 (http://www.icceapanama.org/), is the ever growing list of speakers and panelist. Here is the current list of speakers: Dr. Toyoki Kozai – Chiba University Dr. Leo Marcelis – Wageningen University Dr. Wei Fang – National University of […]

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