Improving the profitability and sustainability of indoor leafy-greens production

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy greens. Industry partners have matched funding, bringing the project total to $5.4 million. The investigators on the grant include: Erik Runkle, […]

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“Producing High Quality Microgreens under Sole-source Lighting” by Dr. Roberto Lopez (Michigan State University)

Indoor Ag Science Café in May started out with a presentation by Dr. Roberto Lopez on environmental factors affecting human-health promoting nutrients and growth of microgreens. This is an area of studies in which we expect to develop in the next few years, taking advantage of full capacities of controlled environment without being affected outdoor […]

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Calling all microgreen growers!

Are you a microgreen grower? University of Arkansas needs your help. The Gibson Lab in the Department of Food Science is conducting a study to identify factors associated with food safety practices on microgreen farms in the United States. To learn more about this research project and to take the survey, visit the study website. https://sites.uark.edu/gmriggio/

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Taking a lean approach to vertical farming

Originally published in Issue 9 Dan Albert, owner of Farmbox Greens, made the decision to start slow and expand his vertical farm system on his own terms rather than seeking outside investor capital. Dan Albert’s first exposure to vertical farming came in 2008 during a design competition for the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual conference. “The […]

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Microgreens-book

MicroGREENS written by Francesco Di Gioia and Pietro Santamaria

“MicroGREENS: novel fresh and functional food to explore all the value of biodiversity” written by Francesco Di Gioia e Pietro Santamaria.   Francesco Di Gioia is with the Università degli Studi di Bari in Italy and is currently doing post doc research at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee. (MicroGREENS) is a […]

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HydroGarden: Zero Food Miles!

College goes hydroponic as students grow their own ingredients on-site! Horticulture and hospitality students at Peterborough Regional College have embarked on a collaborative initiative with Local Roots Limited which will reduce the food miles associated with some of the ingredients used in the College’s own Parcs Restaurant to zero. Led by sustainability experts Dr. Ian Tennant […]

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Urban Ag News Online Magazine Issue 9

Urban Ag News Issue 9 | April 2015 Click here to download the issue. Taking a Lean approach to vertical farming Dan Albert’s first exposure to vertical farming came in 2008 during a design competition for the U.S Green Building Council’s annual conference. “The architecture firm I was working for at the time in Seattle, Wash., sponsored a […]

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Gotham Greens

Gotham Greens is the first commercial-scale rooftop hydroponic greenhouse in the world. By going vertical in the city, Gotham Greens is using less water, eliminating pesticides, putting an end to fertilizer runoff and leading the way to a sustainable agriculture future in the sky. Gotham Greens from Dark Rye on Vimeo. Learn more at www.gothamgreens.com […]

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