This expert at picking tomatoes is not a person

This tomato-picking robot is more efficient than humans and can work 24/7 from CNBC. Published by CNBC – Root AI’s Virgo robot is designed to pick tomatoes. It has a camera and artificial intelligence software that analyzes whether the tomato is ripe, and an arm with delicate “fingers” that swings out and snags the fruit […]

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Edema of Greenhouse Tomatoes and Kale

One of the many challenges of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and kale (Brassica oleracea) greenhouse growers is the management of edema (oedema). Often described as intumescence or enations, edema is an abiotic-induced complication that develops at different levels of intensitydepending on the cultivar and, in some cases, between individual plants. Symptoms Edema is often described […]

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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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Village Farms Raises over $10,000 and Wins Pepsi Corporate Spirit Award at Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure

Delta, BC – The Village Farms family came together to raise awareness for the Run for the Cure while exceeding their goal by raising more than $10,000 last week for the Canadian Cancer Society. In addition, Village Farms took home the Pepsi Corporate Spirit Award as the top fundraising corporate team at the CIBC Run […]

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e-Gro Nutritional Monitoring Series: Tomato Transplants

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 tomato transplants! e-Gro Nutritional Monitoring Factsheet for Tomato Transplants PDF   For more, visit fertdirtandsquirt.com

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MSU 2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

If you are a grower of greenhouse tomatoes, or if you have interest in growing this crop, mark your calendar now for the 28th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course. Participating in this program will be the best way to learn all about producing greenhouse tomatoes. The next Greenhouse Tomato Short Course will be held at […]

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Village Farms donates to relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey

A vast expanse of 600 miles separates Village Farms’ greenhouse in Marfa, Texas from Houston but the distance to the heart is much closer.  Bright and early this morning a Village Farms tractor trailer hit the road to bridge the span of this great distance loaded with fresh produce for the Houston Food Bank.  Village […]

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Houweling’s Tomatoes showcases “The future of farming” at its new greenhouse facility

Originally published in Issue 11, Oct. 2015 Houweling’s Tomatoes’ new 28-acre greenhouse operation in Mona, Utah, is using waste heat and carbon dioxide from a nearby power plant to sustainably produce tomatoes year-round. During the second week of February this year Houweling’s Tomatoes began harvesting tomatoes at its new 28-acre greenhouse facility in Mona, Utah. […]

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Village farms uses technology to increase efficiency & produce better crops

Originally published in Issue 10 Mike DeGiglio, president and chief executive officer at Village Farms International, spoke with Urban Ag News about his company’s approach to technology and how it’s using it to be more efficient and profitable. When was Village Farms started and how has it expanded in size? I started Village Farms in […]

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Nutrient guidelines for hydroponic tomato production

By Victor Loaiza, on behalf of Hort Americas It is important to conduct water and nutrient solution analyses on a regular basis to ensure hydroponic tomatoes are receiving the proper level of nutrients. Making sure that hydroponically-grown tomatoes receive the proper nutrient levels requires testing water and nutrient solutions. Growers also need to confirm that […]

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New Release: Tomato Greenhouse Roadmap

For those of you that know me, you know that I am passionate about educating individuals interested in commercial horticulture. And that’s why I am extremely excited about Hort Americas latest project. If you interested in starting a commercial greenhouse tomato operation, then the “Tomato Greenhouse Roadmap” written by Dr Nadia Sabeh and supported by […]

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Three Produce Companies with Packaging That Looks So Good, You’d Eat It

I’ll admit it: I judge a book by its cover. I can’t help it. I’m simply visually stimulated. I suspect most women are  — at least I know several who were oohhhing….and…..ahhhing….over this UK campaign to plant more flowers.   If you’ve got a moment, press start. The site is beautifully designed, complete with soothing […]

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