Bowery Farming launches new product category, Farmer’s Selection, with release of mustard frills

These hearty greens with a tingly start and a fiery finish are the first release in Bowery’s new line of rotating, small-batch, wildly flavorful greens curated by Bowery’s R&D team NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 14, 2021) — Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the U.S., unveils a new “Farmer’s Selection” product category, a […]

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Which type of hydroponic system is better?

Hint: They are all just irrigation systems. One of the questions that I get most frequently is, “Which hydroponic system is the best?” I am fairly sure that my standard answer of, “it all depends” annoys most of the people I am speaking to.  From suppliers to growers and from researchers to hobbyists there is […]

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Indoor Farming Industry Gets Boost from COVID-19

By Steve Bradley The coronavirus pandemic has caused a major shift in dining out and led many Americans to become more familiar with their kitchens than ever before. In fact, according to the 2020 “America Gets Cooking” report commissioned annually by Hunter, a food and beverage public relations and marketing communications consultant, more than half […]

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Crop One Appoints Craig Ratajczyk New Chief Executive Officer

Agriculture industry veteran brings global expertise to the growing vertical farming company PRESS RELEASE – MILLIS, Mass.– Crop One, an industry-leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming, today announced it has appointed Craig Ratajczyk as the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ratajczyk joins Crop One with extensive leadership experience in the agriculture industry and U.S. […]

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Hort Americas latest Short Course Online will be on Vertical Farming

Learn all the important aspects of growing plants in VERTICAL FARMING SYSTEMS. Press Release – Hort Americas presents their latest online short course. From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting and environmental control of all key variables in vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting! Instructor: […]

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Vertical Farm Daily interviews Chris Higgins, UAN founder and co-owner of Hort Americas

Standardization to build a vertical farming industry or building customized farms that keep cost high? Author: Rebekka Boekhout. © VerticalFarmDaily.com There are a lot of new ideas being trialed within the indoor farming space. “One of the hurdles I see is that it’s expected that there are standardized products available that will fit the new […]

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Penn State Extension to host FSMA produce-safety grower webinar

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training webinar is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the […]

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The Ohio State University announces ground-breaking for the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex

This new, unique facility will support the needs of our faculty and students unlocking human potential for innovation. This greenhouse of the future will be a place for collaborative research, sustainable food production, and distinguish Ohio State from other institutions. The CEFPRC will be located at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. This facility […]

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Discovering Gaps in Food Safety Practices of Small Texas Farms

Survey Identifies Key Areas for Future Food Safety Training PRESS RELEASE – A survey of small farmers in Texas identifies a significant gap in food safety protocols and resources, increasing the risk of produce contamination and foodborne illness. Very few small growers –  most of whom are not required to follow federal food safety guidelines –  […]

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Dutch scale-up PlantLab launches first production site in USA

Annual harvest of 420,000 kilos for Indianapolis residents Den Bosch (The Netherlands), December 7 2020 – PlantLab, the Dutch indoor farming pioneer, has opened a new production site in Indianapolis (Indiana). This first-ever ‘Plant Paradise’ in the United States is growing vegetables for the local population at a site that was previously unthinkable – a […]

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Indoor Ag Science Café discusses optimizing crop growth

‘Crop Growth Monitoring and Simulation Based Resource Use Optimization’ by Dr. Murat Kacira and KC Shasteen (University of Arizona) This presentation given by Dr. Murat Kacira and his graduate student KC Shasteen introduces the concept of using crop modeling/simulation for making indoor farming management decisions. Indoor Ag Science Café is an outreach program of a project OptimIA, […]

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Global CEA Census Report shows continued positivity despite COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE – Autogrow and Agritecture Consulting have released the 2nd Annual CEA Census Report highlighting positive signs of growth despite the global pandemic. Data captured over an 8-week period show 95% of growers have an optimistic outlook for the next 12 months with all types of operations including greenhouses, shipping containers, tunnel and vertical farms […]

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Tips on managing disease in your hydroponic system

Understanding the 3 options to manage root born disease issues. Fortunately and unfortunately there are so many ways to manage pathogens in a hydroponic nutrient solution. Having options is great but these options can be difficult to navigate for new growers. Hopefully this overview comparing three popular management styles makes it easier to understand the […]

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Update on lawsuit to revoke certification for organic producers

PRESS RELEASE – A friend of the court brief filed jointly by the Coalition for Sustainable Organics, the Western Growers Association, the Aquaponics Association and the Scotts Company was formally accepted this past week by the judge in the case seeking to compel the U.S. Department of Agriculture to initiate the formal rule making process to revoke certification of […]

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