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Greenhouse tomato course set for March 7-8

Greenhouse tomato growers and other interested individuals are invited to attend the 27th annual Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 7-8. Experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment... more »

John Cochran joins Hollandia Produce as CEO

Hollandia Produce, a portfolio company of Mosaic Capital Partners, has named John Cochran as its new chief executive officer effective Nov. 14, 2016. Cochran’s experience as a CEO of high-growth CPG businesses will serve as... more »

New Extension educator serving West Michigan greenhouses

Heidi Wollaeger Lindberg will begin serving the greenhouse and nursery industry for Michigan State University Extension Districts 5, 7, and 8 beginning Jan. 2, 2017. This territory includes high-ranking Michigan counties in the production of... more »

Butler University’s CUE farm adds mobile greenhouse

Butler University’s Center for Urban Ecology Farm is the new home of the first fully automated, mobile greenhouse, an 8-foot-wide by 32-foot-long structure designed and built by Ball State University architecture students to enable the... more »

Ohio State launches new greenhouse program

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) recently approved a new greenhouse engineering technology specialization in their greenhouse and nursery management major. This program is unique in its engineering approach to traditional... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. Skelly’s... more »

Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse

Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the company’s living and specialty lettuces as well as other leafy greens. Founded in 2003,... more »

Controlling whitefly in greenhouses

Recently, there have been reports from the University of Florida that there are now established populations of insecticide resistant sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in Palm Beach County, Florida. There are two major biotypes (identical... more »

Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.” A popular response to today’s consumer demand for fresh, healthy, locally grown vegetables, the concept... more »

Philips highlights LED grow lights in greenhouses

On March 8 and 9, a group of 50 tomato growers, owners and consultants from nine countries participated in the third Philips High Wire Event organized by Philips Horticulture LED lighting to learn from each other. Participants... more »

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