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Techniques, varieties fuel success with hydroponic strawberries

Consumers want fresh strawberries year-round – and they’re willing to pay for them. Those peak prices from October through March – capped by strong demand through the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day holidays... more »

CIFT announces new board member

Brian Chisholm, senior program manager, Owens-Illinois, has been named the newest member of the organization’s governing board. Chisholm joins the other nine members of the board to guide the... more »

Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to be grown in hydroponic greenhouses, but face different diseases than tomatoes grown in the open field. For hydroponic tomatoes, bacterial canker can be the worst. “The... more »

Forum to highlight satellite, GPS tech

Green Field Ag co-owner Matt Liskai will speak June 21 on how farmers are changing the way they manage crops through precision agriculture. The event will be hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two of the key features discussed during a recent tour through... more »

High-tech controls key features of OSU greenhouse

Computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer that doubles as an energy curtain in the winter were two of the key features discussed during a recent tour through... more »

The CO2 effect: More growth but less nutrient production

It might seem there’s an upside to the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Plants are growing faster. However, in many species of plants, quantity is not quality. Most plants are growing faster,... more »

Aquaponics for greenhouse growers forum set

A well-established Ohio aquaponics farm will share information on utilizing fish and hydroponic systems to grow produce year-round. The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in 13737... more »


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