Job opportunity: Product Technician, Growcer

About the Role: Reporting directly to the Logistics & Procurement Manager, we are looking for a passionate self-starter to take on an entry-level position as Product Technician within the Product and Operations department. The Growcer is a fast-paced and highly dynamic start-up and thus the ideal candidate will embrace wearing multiple hats and supporting the […]

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Third Episode of Urban Greenhouse Talks released

Wageningen, 2 May 22 / Wageningen University & Research –  On the 2 May 2022 the third episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ is airing on Podbean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & […]

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The CEA Labor survey has been extended to May 15th

Photos by EE Berger, courtesy of Planted Detroit. OptimIA team partners with AU/LAB in an international labour survey for leafy greens production in controlled environments. The OptimIA team and the Urban Agriculture Laboratory (AU/LAB) are pleased to announce their partnership to determine optimal models between labor and size of greenhouses and indoor farms that produce […]

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Trying to find enough greenhouse vegetable workers? You’re not alone.

Jose “Pepe” Calderon, head grower at Local Bounti, said finding people willing to produce greenhouse vegetables has become complicated because crops like tomatoes require skilled workers to perform some production activities. As in other industries, greenhouse vegetable operators are facing challenges finding enough skilled workers to produce their crops. Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, employers […]

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Optimizing Productivity, Scale and Sustainability in CEA and Vertical Farming

After two years of successful virtual meetings, Indoor AgTech returns to Brooklyn, New York onJune 23-24, gathering the world’s leading growers, retailers, investors, seed companies andtechnology providers to meet, network and cultivate new commercial partnerships. As the CEA industry matures, what is needed from a political, financial, and technological standpointfor indoor growing to be seen as the most reliable […]

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Delphy ISFC Field Day September 6, 2022

We proudly announce the Delphy ISFC Field Day. This new event will be organized in an unique way, literally in the middle of soft fruit crops and research. A day full of knowledge of and about the cultivation of soft fruit. There are various seminars, tours along ongoin trials (in the greenhouse departments, the tabletops, […]

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Corban Univ. new Ag Science Degree Program enrolls FFA President, Application spike for inaugural year

Celebrates program launch by granting scholarships valued at $5,000 SALEM, OR  – Corban University, located in the heart of Oregon’s agricultural land near Salem, Oregon, is pleased to announce that Isabel D’Acquisto, 2021-2022 Oregon State FFA President, has enrolled in the new ag science degree program for its inaugural year. The University has seen strong applications and enrollment […]

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Greener cities : Resilient Food Supplies

They say history repeats itself.  Scotland has a great positive circular story that encompasses history, design, engineering, innovation, agriculture, skills, regeneration, energy, health, wellbeing and net zero.  This is the story of how a group of visionary students redesigned the iconic Provan Gas Works into a vertical allotment to show off a greener side to […]

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DesignLights Consortium Seeks Input on the Next Version of its Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements

Set to take effect next year, DLC’s Version 3.0 technical requirements will support the rapidly growing controlled environment agriculture sector MEDFORD, MA – The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released for comment the first draft of Version 3.0 of its Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting. Scheduled to take effect in January 2023, the new policy establishes new performance thresholds and […]

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New AVF whitepaper now available for download

You can download it for free via the AVF website. “Our food system is broken. It’s causing the destruction of soil, it’s driving the loss of biodiversity, and it’s the number one driver of climate change.””This is about showcasing that there is no one solution, but we need to change the current food system if we […]

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Local Farmers ‘Dismayed’ About Govt’s Plans

Originally published: https://bernews.com/2022/03/local-farmers-dismayed-about-govts-plans/ “Large-scale vertical farming will not revitalize growth, the economy or labour on the island because the set-up and operating costs of vertical farms for leafy greens are prohibitive in Bermuda,” the Bermuda Farmer’s Association [BFA] said. The BFA asserted that they were not fully consulted before the Government announced that funds have […]

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JPFA, RAI Amsterdam to Run Horticulture Webinar, Wednesday

The Japan Plant Factory Association will run a free webinar on horticultural technology on Wednesday in cooperation with RAI Amsterdam GreenTech of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo. The webinar, entitled “Globalization of horticultural technology & innovative indoor plant production system,” will invite as a keynote speaker Denise Lutz, agricultural counsellor, at the […]

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IUNU Raises $24 Million Series B to Accelerate Market Position and Product Offerings

Seattle, Washington, March 15, 2022— IUNU today announced it has raised an oversubscribed $24 million Series B round of financing led by Lewis & Clark Ventures. Existing investors S2G Ventures, Ceres Partners, and Astanor Ventures also participated. This funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans, specifically around global sales expansion and new […]

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Pro-Tip Number 1: Measure these 9 items.

When you know the 9 cardinal parameters of plant science, you’re able to smell a fraud. The best in the industry know that no one item determines successful plant production. Instead, they look to the 9 Cardinal Parameters of Plant Science:  Light Learn more with Dr Ricardo Hernandez and the Farmer Tyler:  https://urbanagnews.com/blog/light-quality-with-farmer-tyler-and-dr-ricardo-hernandez/ Temperature Learn […]

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