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  • Revolutionary technology improves lettuce harvest yields

    BiOWiSH™, a breakthrough enzyme technology, has boosted hydroponic lettuce weights by up to 30% at harvest time, according to results of a recent trial. The new technology was adopted during multiple full growing cycles at the Glenorie Hydroponics lettuce farm in New South Wales, Australia. The results showed BiOWiSH™ treated lettuce were 17% to 30% heavier at harvest time for red and ...


    By BiOWiSH Technologies

  • Hudson Valley organic farm produces seeds largely by hand

    Drying corn stalks wilt in late summer sun as Ken Greene tours his crops. Calendula flowers are past bloom and brown. Melon leaves lay crinkled by the dirt. Plants have, literally, gone to seed. A perfect picture for an organic seed harvest. "It looks like hell now, but it's actually good for the seeds," said Greene, co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library. The small business 70 miles ...


    By Associated Press

  • Robert F Kennedy Jr. presents vertical farming system during earth week

    Valcent Products and their vertical farming system, VertiCrop™ were presented by Robert F Kennedy Jr. on WUSA9 television during Earth Week. Rolling fields of farmland spread out over acres and acres of land, but in urban areas, there's no place to go but up. 'The vertical farming idea is kind of a perfect storm because it's the solution for so many problems that we're facing in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Here`s our salad – fresh and green!

    A lettuce plant spends around 10 weeks slowly growing in the ground. But once it's harvested, time is of the essence because the fresh leaves will quickly wilt, discolour or become home to germs. Gentle disinfection with chlorine dioxide helps to prevent the last problem. Nasty surprises in your salad Not only are fresh vegetables good for you, but they taste ...

  • Robert Kennedy promotes vertical farming system

    Valcent Products and their vertical farming system, VertiCrop™ were presented by Robert F Kennedy Jr. on Washington, D.C. based WUSA9 television during Earth Week. 'The vertical farming idea is kind of a perfect storm because it's the solution for so many problems that we're facing in this country,' siad Kennedy, a noted environmentalist. Using vertical trays and no soil, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Life cycle study demonstrates the long-term costs of everyday crops

    The environmental and economic costs of a selection of common crops have been determined by a new study, which hopes to improve agricultural sustainability assessments in Europe. The researchers used life cycle analysis on organically farmed tomatoes and pears, and intensively farmed wheat, apples, and lettuce to show the overall impact of agricultural methods. Agriculture accounts for 45% of ...

  • The high rise Urban farms of the future

    Imagine a full-scale farm right in the heart of New York City, in the deserts of Darfur or on the moon.  While you might have to wait some time for your lunar lettuce, vertical farming technologies are increasing the possibilities of cultivating crops much more efficiently here on earth.  Moving farms into buildings might change the way much of humanity grows its food.  And while ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • MSHS Celebrates 150 Years on Tangletown`s Sustainable Farm

    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm Where: Tangletown Gardens Farm, 11407 County Road 9 Plato, MN Status: 68 of 100 seats filled. Category: Classes Fees: $20 Members, $25 ...

  • Costs put crunch on carrot growers’ profits

    Aussie carrot growers are experiencing tough financial conditions, similar to many other vegetable producers, as increasing costs drive falling returns, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The latest data illustrates that carrot growers’ returns, on average, have been falling since 2007-08. “This clearly shows that ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Rooftop gardens could grow three quarters of city’s vegetables

    Rooftop gardens in cities could provide more than three quarters of the vegetables consumed in them, a case study from Bologna, Italy, suggests. If all suitable flat roof space was used for urban agriculture, rooftop gardens in the city could supply around 12 500 tons of vegetables a year whilst also providing a range of ecosystem services, the researchers say. Any unused roof space in a city ...

  • Pentair and Water Sector Groups Collaborate to Advance Sustainable Water Reuse in Agriculture

    The WateReuse Association, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and Pentair, a global leader in creating sustainable water solutions, have come together to help advance the development of sustainable agricultural practices by highlighting innovative farming approaches using water reuse technologies in a new video released in conjunction with the 20th Annual WateReuse Research Conference in ...


    By WateReuse

  • Walki develops new biodegradable mulching paper

    Walki has developed a new fibre-based soil mulching solution that is completely biodegradable. This organic mulch type, which is used for weed control and to optimise soil conditions and crop yield, is the first of its kind on the market. Walki, a leading global producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, has developed the first-ever organic mulching solution ...


    By Walki Group Oy

  • Apples top new `Dirty Dozen` list

    Environmental Working Group has released the seventh edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its "Dirty Dozen" list and the cleanest conventional produce with its "Clean 15" list. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Commercial Greenhouses See 35% Increase In Revenue With TruLite LED Grow Lights

    TruLite Industries, LLC is at it again, introducing their line of commercial LED grow lights through TruLiteLED.com. TruLite, known for bringing innovative products to the commercial greenhouse marketplace, is positioned to permanently alter how produce is grown on a large scale while showing grow operation owners how to increase revenue by 35% or more. TruLite LED ...


    By TruLite Industries

  • Get Feet Wet in Aquaponics at FSR

    Two talks at the Sept. 20-22 Farm Science Review will dive into aquaponics. “There’s growing interest in aquaponics in the Midwest,” said Matthew Smith, an aquaculture specialist with The Ohio State University who will give ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Scientists remove reliance on seasonality in new lines of broccoli, potentially doubling crop production

    Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions, which could help with continuity of supply, as growers would no longer be reliant on seasonal weather conditions. The part of the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • LEAF announces significant progress in sustainable farming

    LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has revealed another year of significant progress in its mission to deliver more sustainable food and farming. The area of land around the world growing LEAF Marque crops increased by 28% since last year,according to the findings of its latest annual Global Impacts Report, which was launched today.  LEAF reports strong and steady growth in the number of ...

  • International experts limit Melamine levels in food

    An international food safety body has set new rules on preparing bagged salads and said the chemical melamine that tainted Chinese milk is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food. The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg, according to new rulings from the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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