Interested in how to do urban agriculture production?

Purdue Extension’s Urban Agriculture Certificate program offers participants the opportunity to learn how to successfully produce crops in urban settings. In these uncertain times of the coronavirus, food shortages and food inequity, the concept of growing food in urban locations is gaining greater interest. The lack of access to fresh produce and the existence of […]

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Urban Agriculture certificate now offered online

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online.  Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March 16. Urban agriculture focuses on raising food in urban or suburban areas. These efforts are often […]

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Early History of Indoor Agriculture & Associated Technology Development

By Dr. Cary Mitchell (Purdue University) This month’s Indoor Ag Science Café was about the history and current technology status of indoor farming. The beginning seems to be in Syracuse, NY, where General Electric developed an indoor hydroponic farm funded by DoD in 1973. Then there was a large commercial indoor farm for leafy greens […]

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Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit

Whether you are a greenhouse grower or a vertical farmer, you won’t want to miss this. Join Urban Ag News, Hort Americas and Current, powered by GE, for the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit on Monday, September 23. The summit will be held at at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The […]

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Perspectives on Business Strategy and Economics of Vertical Agriculture

Two economists at MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio, Michigan State University, Chris Peterson and Simone Valle de Souza were presenting “Perspectives on the business strategy and economics of vertical agriculture”. Chris started out this month’s Café presentation by giving a strategic overview of indoor agriculture industry, followed by Simone’s proposed model-based optimization approach including crop yield […]

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Understanding the business of growing edible crops in a greenhouse or vertical farm

Regardless of whether specialty crops are grown in hoop houses, greenhouses or indoor vertical farms, growers are incorporating technology to improve production and profitability. When it comes to technology, most controlled environment growers are looking for ways to produce their crops as efficiently and as economically as possible. Purdue University horticulture and agricultural economics professor […]

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Purdue University hosts the Indiana Horticultural Congress

The Indiana Horticultural Congress is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, and specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. Sessions will focus on climate, insect management and pollinators, biostimulants and much more. Speakers include Dr. Annette Wszelaki from Tennessee, Dr. Lori Hoagland from Purdue and Dr. Matt Ruark […]

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Purdue Horticulture – 2014 LED Open House Video

Learn about Horticultural LED Grow Lights from the experts. Dr. Roberto Lopez, Dr Cary Mitchell and Students explore LED Grow Lights as both a sole source and supplemental source of growth light for commercially grown crops. Trials included: production of plugs in multilayer chamber using LEDs (sole-source), LED photo-periodic lighting of annuals, end of production […]

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Academic Survey: Intensive Greenhouse and Indoor Production of Food and Ornamental Crops

Urban Ag News invites you to participate in an academic research survey on intensive greenhouse and indoor production of food and ornamental crops. Help us in supporting the universities conducting this research!   Dear Grower, We are horticultural scientists doing academic research in controlled-environment agriculture, including indoor as well as greenhouse production of ornamental and […]

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