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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Second edition of GreenTech Americas in full preparation

Amsterdam – March 2022. GreenTech Americas are getting ready for their second edition on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April in Querétaro Congress Center (QCC), Mexico. Mexico and its region Americas has a huge market potential for the horticulture industry. The show is a platform where innovative horticultural technology solutions will be promoted with […]

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Record Attendance Growth, New Business Connections Headline 2022 Edition of Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas

82% Increase Over 2021 Representing Attendees From 48 States/Territories, 20+ Countries, Growing Number of C-Suite Execs PRESS RELEASE — Just four months after its covid-delayed October 2021 edition in Orlando, the Indoor Ag-Con trade show & conference welcomed the indoor|vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry back for its February 28-March 1, 2022 run […]

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The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research Annual Call for Reviewers

Your expertise and technical knowledge are critical to the mission of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to build unique partnerships that advance innovative research to address challenges in agricultural sustainability and food supply.  We are recruiting external peer reviewers for our 2022 grant programs, including the New Innovator Award in Food and Agriculture Research […]

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IUNU Launches Brand Identity Refresh as it Continues Rapid Expansion

Seattle, Washington, March 1, 2022— IUNU today announced a brand refresh to coincide with the company’s rapid expansion. IUNU recently completed acquisitions of Artemis, the leading cultivation management platform in the greenhouse and vertical farming industries, and CropWalk, an independent, third-party integrated pest management (IPM) consulting firm. Both of these offerings will be integrated fully […]

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Current Extends Horticulture Range with New, High-intensity Arize® Element Top Lighting

New L1000 model offers high, 2600µmol/s output 3600µmol/s Arize Element® L2000 for higher yields and optimized retrofits Expanded range to offer customers greater flexibility and choice CLEVELAND, OH – 28 February, 2022 – GE Current, a Daintree company has todayunveiled two new, high-efficiency, high-performance members of its Arize Element family. Thelatest L1000 model offers an […]

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Expect vertical farming to continue to gain credibility as a reliable food source

Dr. Murat Kacira, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona, said the ultimate goal in any type of controlled environment production, including vertical farming, is resource-use efficiency. Photo by Rosemary Brandt, College of Agricultural Life Sciences, Univ. of Ariz. Vertical farm advancements in technology and plant genetics will lead to […]

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