Controlled Environment Agriculture

Aquaponics Class Being Offered

Nelson and Pade, Inc. will host a one day class on the basics of running an aquaponics system. The class will include an introduction to aquaponics — an innovative method of raising fish and vegetables,... more »

BrightFarms to Build Hydroponic Facility in PA

BrightFarms Inc., a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets based in Irvington, New York, plans to expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50... more »

BrightFarms Receives Produce Innovation Award from Walmart

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets based in Irvington, New York, recently received the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas. BrightFarms produce reaches Walmart stores within... more »

Crops Suitable for Vertical Farming

Vertical farming refers to the production of plants grown in stacked horizontal or vertical layers, or other three-dimensional configurations. Most commercial vertical farms produce crops inside buildings, relying on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the sole... more »

New Consortium to Focus on Indoor Agriculture

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is launching the Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium, a public-private partnership  to develop flavorful, nutritious crops specially intended for indoor agriculture. Sustainably feeding a growing global population... more »

Chicago Botanic Garden Launches Aquaponics Education Opportunity

As part of its newly opened Farm on Ogden, the Chicago Botanic Garden recently announced the launch of the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system, which will bring 2,500 heads of local and sustainably grown lettuce to... more »

Four tips to hydroponic growing

Four Tips to Success in Hydroponic Growing

By 2050, studies have shown that there will be a jump in the Earth’s population from 7.3 to 9.8 billion people. The significant uptick will cause food production to increase anywhere from 50 to 98... more »

BrightFarms Details Expansion Plans

BrightFarms, theIrvington, New York-based brand of locally grown packaged salads, has announced plans for national expansion with new sustainable greenhouse farms in Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina. The new greenhouses will each be 280,000... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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