UF/IFAS team aims to increase blackberry yield with $76K Grant

Blackberries ripen in Florida in May and June, so it’s an ideal time to be thinking about how to grow more of them. Those who produce blackberries in Florida want to increase their yield, and UF/IFAS faculty want to help farmers boost their output. Unfortunately, a UF/IFAS team also knows that those who grow blackberries […]

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New Daily Light Integral app and training videos from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online

A new web app is available to calculate the light intensity and photoperiod required to achieve a certain daily light integral for plant growth for an electric light source, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes). In the app, you enter any two of the three items to calculate the third unknown value. For example, enter light […]

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MN’s Ag and Food Leaders Seek Fresh Ideas from Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Announcing the 2020 Bold Open Reverse Pitch PRESS RELEASE – The Bold Open virtual reverse pitch collaboration will flip the traditional pitch to find innovative solutions to food and ag industry challenges. The Bold Open is powered by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, in partnership with MBOLD, and in collaboration with 18 other Minnesota food and agriculture […]

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Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Virginia Tech launch the Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center in Danville

The partnership will create a hub of innovation and economic development in an industry expected to grow to $4 billion The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is partnering with the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center to launch a Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center on IALR’s […]

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Seeding solutions 2020 FFAR

FFAR is Accepting Pre-Proposals for Seeding Solutions 2020

PRESS RELEASE—FFAR is now accepting pre-proposal applications for the 2020 Seeding Solutions Grant Program, the Foundation’s flagship competitive program that funds research solutions in FFAR’s six Challenge Areas in collaboration with unique partners. Every year, FFAR funds at least one proposal in each Challenge Area, awarding grantees up to $1 million. “Now in its fourth consecutive year, Seeding Solutions […]

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UConn Recruiting Hydroponic Greenhouse Growers

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team are conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the U.S. Your participation will help better understand how microbes interact in roots and potentially identify beneficial microbes that reduce the […]

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Zachary B. Lippman Awarded the 2019 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

PRESS RELEASE – The National Academy of Sciences awarded the 2020 Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences to Dr. Zachary Lippman of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his work to accelerate crop improvement. The NAS Prize, endowed by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, […]

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PublicGoodAg, a free forum for indoor ag

What is THE most challenging aspect of operating a successful indoor growing facility? Many people have varying opinions but in the end….it depends. It depends on the experience of your team, the type of monitoring systems that may or may not be employed, depends on the challenge of the day. Public Good Ag is a […]

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How to Start Your Grow Light Trial

PRESS RELEASE – The scientists at LumiGrow are back with another helpful article to improve your lighting strategy!   Click to access the full article with helpful workbooks to learn How to Set Up Your Horticultural Lighting Trial Why Run a Horticultural Lighting Trial? In-house grow light trials allow you to get results that reflect your site-specific conditions, focus […]

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Autogrow and Agritecture Release First-Ever Global CEA Census Report

PRESS RELEASE – NEW YORK, New York – Global automation specialist Autogrow and New York-based Agritecture Consulting have released their first Global CEA Census Report, the most in-depth global survey of indoor & controlled environment agriculture ever conducted, with 316 total respondents from 54 countries. Despite rapid growth, data is notoriously difficult to come by […]

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All You Need to Know About Light Spectrum

PRESS RELEASE –  Choosing the right light spectrum for your commercial operation can be a challenge. Many LED grow light suppliers have conflicting information on the topic due to bad marketing or simply a lack of knowledge in plant and light research. In this article, LumiGrow scientists experts break down what light spectrum is, how […]

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Texas A&M Controlled Environment Agriculture Conference

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and AgriLife Extension invite you attend our first annual ‘Controlled Environment: Urban Agriculture’ conference designed for new and prospective growers interested in specialty crop production under controlled environment (high tunnels, greenhouses, indoor vertical farms) and for experienced growers who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of crop production […]

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RoBotany Builds 60,000-square-foot Vertical Farm in Braddock, Plans Nationwide Expansion as Fifth Season

The company’s first urban farm, incubated at Carnegie Mellon University, uses proprietary robotics technology to grow affordable fresh produce for Pittsburgh-area grocery stores and restaurants PITTSBURGH—Fifth Season, an indoor farming pioneer, announced plans for its first highly efficient, commercial-scale indoor vertical farm, which will open in early 2020 in Braddock, an historic steel town near […]

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Artemis, Publisher of State of Indoor Farming Report, Launches First Annual Global Ag Report Survey

Press Release – Artemis, the leading enterprise Cultivation Management Platform (CMP), today announced the launch of its first Global Ag Report survey to capture the latest trends, biggest challenges, and opportunities for global enterprise farmers growing fruits, vegetables, cannabis, hemp, and other specialty crops. The survey will inform the newest iteration of the State of Indoor Farming Report, […]

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