If you have a grow of any kind of significance and you are at the level where you are using pallet-sized grow trays or flood tables then you probably have wondered how secure that tray is on there. The truth is that the tables or trays are heavy. You have water there, you have the […]

A company has put up what they call “green walls” in an effort to help children learn better and have better scores in tests. The article notes a few studies that include one that says the presence of plants increases memory retention and performance by 20%. The article does not mention indoor growing or vertical […]

If you are trying to grow your product under the radar then you might be interested in knowing the information from the article below. Basically, they are finding that ballasts that growers are using are emitting enough interference to be noticeable. How noticeable? Enough to affect CB radio operators who are within 1000 feet of […]

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Grasses for the Masses program is asking Virginia residents to grow grass to help restore underwater grasses that are native to the region. The grass benefits wildlife and also provides a way to clean water. The grass was declining due to pollution but has been making a comeback recently. The finished […]

Fixed Vertical Grow Rack

Urban farming has been a thing in Eugene for a long time. In fact, in 2016, Eugene, Oregon was voted the top city for urban farming by Redfin. The thing that they fail to mention is that urban farming does not have to happen outside but it can happen inside as well. You can farm […]

Finding sustainable climate solutions in agriculture

The Environmental Defense Fund is advocating for the Growing Climate Solutions Act which has been introduced in the Senate. While this bill is limited in only offering one type of credit for sustainability, it is seen as a step forward for…

Salad robots, smoothie robots and vertical farms: Bay Area food automation goes from niche to ...

Before Coronavirus, robots that made food were kind of a meme. Now, restaurants are looking at automation as a way to stay in business without having to worry about the consequences. There are robots now making anything from salads to smoothies.…

Farm economics – soilless (hydroponic) farm costs

Local and sustainably grown foods are becoming more popular among general public. As food grown in this way becomes more competitive in pricing, the popularity can only increase. For farmers using hydroponics, this means that analysis of…

H2O Hydroponics in Lansing Acquired by GrowGeneration, New Organic Garden Operations ...

H2O Hydroponics in Lansing has officially been acquired by GrowGeneration. H2O Hydroponics did $4 million in sales last year. They are estimating that Marijuana sales will be around $3 billion globally once it is available all over. They…

Hydroponically grown edible ornamentals, an untapped market?

Hydroponics are becoming increasingly popular way of raising plants, but some people have taken this method a step further thanks to their creativity. Growing edible plants is a novel idea and for some people it means tapping a new market.…

Snyder: Downtown blooming again this summer

Many look forward to the flower baskets in downtown Kenosha but with Covid-19 happening that has been affected as well. The $30,000 budgeted for the flower program went to fund the Small Business Recovery fund. Many area businesses did not…

Latest Agriculture Trends in the USA in 2020

Although the agriculture industry has stood the test of time, there are always growing trends to make it more efficient and cost-effective. Recently, experts have been focusing on soil health and conservation, which may help combat climate…

Coalition Files Lawsuit To Prevent Soil-less Agriculture From Receiving Organic Certification

The Center for Food Safety has filed a lawsuit in a bid to stop the The Department of Agriculture from certifying hydroponically grown food as organic. Since this goes against the technically definition, they are unhappy that this word is…

What Are the Megatrends Shaping Indoor Farming?

The indoor agriculture marketplace is seeing accelerated changes during times of Covid-19 and concern for climate change. The need for food security is causing a lot of places to start vertical and hydroponic growing systems indoors. These…