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Hedging against global supply chain shortages

COVID-19 has had an enduring, adverse impact on global supply chains. What started as a hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortage has evolved into a multifaceted supply chain breakdown affecting numerous manufacturing pipelines. At the heart of these disruptions is something small and unsuspecting to…

Common Farms

Common Farms (Hong Kong):

“It's a marathon and not a sprint for us”

The product demand keeps growing. Inevitably, the pandemic has accelerated this demand for food quality and availability in Hong Kong. “I think it’s because of the following reasons. One being that Common Farms can deliver with consistency, speed, and quality. Secondly, as people aren’t traveling they…

Salmonella outbreak in US greenhouse:

"Besides a greenhouse, good growers and good protocols are also needed for food-safe production"

"Mapping and standardizing business protocols are becoming an increasingly important issue, both in terms of food safety and operational security. At the same time, a greenhouse is not an autonomously running object. Cultivation in greenhouses and vertical farms is a lot safer than open cultivation, but…

Urban Ag News

Will small tomato plants work for vertical farming?

What crops come to mind when you think of vertical farm production? Leafy greens, microgreens and herbs are likely the most common answer. How about tomatoes? University of California researchers Robert Jinkerson and Martha Orozco-Cárdenas are using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop short…

Green Bronx Machine

UAE’s “green sheikh” visits Green Bronx Machine and Gotham Greens

Yesterday, Green Bronx Machine founder Stephen Ritz and his students welcomed His Royal Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, to their classroom at the National Health and Wellness Learning Center (NHWLC) at CS 55 in the Bronx. A member of the ruling family of Ajman of the United Arab Emirates and…

Bluelab

The pros and cons of using pH testing strips for growing

For most growers, tending plants for pests and weeds is a common exercise that is usually done on a regular basis. But did you know that measuring the pH (potential Hydrogen) of your soil or hydroponic solution is just as important?  Measuring pH (potential Hydrogen) is important to help you maintain optimal…

Home Town Source

High school students recognized for research on raising vitamin C levels

"Vertical farming leads to vitamine C shortage in crops"

A Minnetonka High School student has been recognized for his work examining how vitamin C levels can be raised in plants that are grown using sustainable farming methods. Hughes said the topic for his project is a continuation of previous research, during which he ran tests to see if plants produced by…

Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture (COE)

US: Announcing the first winners of the “Best in Class” awards

The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, a U.S. basedcompany that supports the growth and development of the vertical and indoor farming industry, will announce the…

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