LED lights module enables CEA experimentation

Vertical farms in the industry commonly use blue and red lights for indoor growing – the common wisdom is that green reflects the rest of the light spectra.

“What I’ve been looking at is how we can build upon the narrowband red and blue LED’s that are commonly seen in the industry and seeing if there’s value in adding other wavebands such as green lights and far-red lights.”

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EXPO panels to examine food safety, inspections

A panel at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO will discuss what FSMA means for farmers and how farmers can take advantage of free consultations and inspections to improve their operations’ food safety.

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Discussion of hurricane’s impact at Sunbelt event

More than $100 million invested in California conservation needs

California pumpkin supply strong for Halloween buildup

Global role given to Bob Campbell by Valley Irrigation

Dole Food updates logo and brand identity

Strawberry symposium unites growers, scientists

Wholesaler-distributor produce operation training checklists set

Spearing Success: Greiner packs 4 million pounds of asparagus

Todd Greiner runs Michigan’s largest asparagus packing operation – a facility that supports more than a dozen other growers in the region.

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Market data is more than a four-letter word

Every retail outlet we patronize collects information about us whether we know it or not.

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Techniques, varieties fuel success with hydroponic strawberries

“Strawberry plants are easy to grow, but getting quality fruit to sell is the tough part,” said Mark Kroggel of Ohio State University.

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Organic Valley pursues next phase of community solar partnership Organic Valley pursues next phase of community solar partnership

Vic Smith, president and CEO of JV Smith Companies, to be honored Vic Smith, president and CEO of JV Smith Companies, to be honored

Survey: Removal of barriers to women’s equality in ag to take time

Survey: Removal of barriers to women’s equality in ag to take time

Women in agriculture around the world, whether in developing or developed c... more

USDA offers grants for underserved veteran farmers

USDA offers grants for underserved veteran farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $9.4 million in grants... more

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee members set

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee members set

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Oct. 9 announced the appointment of 25 m... more

Options following Hurricane Michael shared in Georgia

Options following Hurricane Michael shared in Georgia

Charles Hall, executive director of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Grower... more

Specialty Crop Block Grant recipients identified in Michigan

Specialty Crop Block Grant recipients identified in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Oct.... more

More educational session speakers for Organic Grower Summit

United Fresh to honor Four Seasons Produce CEO

Hurricane crop considerations shared in Georgia

Flavorful Brands, Lipman Family Farms partner to sell tomatoes

UC Davis to research lettuce genetic resistance to downy mildew

California lettuce growers change safety practices

Improved website to make Census of Ag data more accessible

Hurricane Michael’s approach places USDA at the forefront

Duncan Family Farms promotes Pete Guerrero to COO

Executive Development Program by United Fresh opens registration


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