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Two hydroponic barley production units to come to Western Sahara

The Regional Directorate of Agriculture of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, in the arid region of Western Sahara, is committed to carrying out projects allowing the emergence of an agricultural middle class and the encouragement of young investors in the agriculture sector. Breeders of the Dakhla area will soon have…

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Filtered sewage water used for indoor farms

The capacity of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) to be a key enhancer of the nation’s food security was explored at a workshop held yesterday, with the activity outlining a specialist research project that is being conducted in the UAE. Undertaken by four main partners; the UAE-based International Center…

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US (NY): Coney Island high school for older students to get new hydroponics lab

A new hydroponics lab and newsroom classrooms are coming to Liberation Diploma Plus High School in Coney Island. The lab and classrooms are coming courtesy of a $455,000 grant in FY22 City Council capital funding. The school, at 2865 W.19th St., is a transfer alternative school, which admits older…

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"I was a hydroponic expert, but I could not ignore the aquaculture side"

The waterwise and environmentally-friendly aquaponics farming method used at FinLeaf Farm maximizes productivity on a small two-hectare piece of land and could be the answer to achieving food security and sustainable agriculture. Integrated Aquaculture Group, which specializes in operating and building…

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Study on the reception of indoor hydroponic systems for Malaysian households

Indoor hydroponics system is gaining acceptance and traction in providing practical indoor farming capabilities for urban dwellers, including in low-income housing estates. However, for the low-income urban dwellers, the size of their residence might restrict the design of the indoor hydroponics system,…

Chinese scientists grow rice that yields twice faster in hydroponic experiment

Recently, scientists of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences cooperated with the Qianqian team of the China National Rice Research Institute to successfully achieve an important breakthrough in rice planting: the growth cycle of the crop was shortened by half.  According to the team’s chief scientist and…

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India: College reunion inspires duo to grow 70kg veggies per month

“My husband and I were looking to eat food that was lighter on the stomach and salads seemed like a great choice,” Sindu Pandalai tells The Better India. She adds that she decided to shift to healthy eating because she was getting old. She goes on, “However, the salad leaves that we got in the market…

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22-year-old student pioneers hydroponic farming in Rwanda

Many students go to university but few think about creating businesses that can even help them afford some basic needs at school.   Marie Aline Iraguha, a 22-year-old young female student currently second year African Leadership University, has beaten the odds by founding AliFarms Group Ltd, an agribusiness that…

Artisan Green:

Singapore farm introduces new herbs range

"Cleaner, fresher, and healthier"; words that encapsulate Artisan Green, a homegrown indoor modern farm in Kallang that harvests the clean, fresh, as well as baby spinach in the market. Artisan Green is proud to launch its very first range of fresh herbs.   Artisan Green’sLemon Basil, Dill and Coriander The new line…

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"A new highlight at this autumn demo is cos lettuce for hydroponic production"

A warm welcome to Rijkzwaan's Hydro Demo, which is taking place from 20 September to 1 October 2021, close to their open-field demo in Fijnaart. "We are expecting it to attract just as much interest as our very first Hydro Demo that was held in June of this year. A new highlight at this autumn demo is…

Hyper-local vegetables grow in Stockholm's Skrapan gallery

The Skrapan mall and meeting place in Stockholm is now making further efforts to make Södermalm more sustainable. Soon, local grower Cubegreens will open its doors in Skrapan's courtyard. With its locally produced vegetables and herbs, Cubegreen's hydroponic growing has quickly become a favourite. This…

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Linas Matkasse in crunchy collaboration: growing in Stockholm

What goes into the box is even more crucial than the box itself for the environment. That's why Linas Matkasse has now started a new collaboration with Urban Oasis, a company that grows vegetables vertically and hydroponically in Stockholm. The first product to be launched at Linas Matkasse is a crispy…

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Vertical farms inside restaurants: hydroponics is creating a farming future indoors

Based on cultivation techniques that do not require the use of soil and which generally have an excellent application even in much smaller spaces, hydroponics creates a more favorable environment for the growth of plants. The secret lies in the use of water and nutrients like the classic NPK (nitrogen,…

Hydrocobotics project: Safe human-robot collaboration

HydroCobotics consortium is aiming to develop a safety protocol that will make it safer than ever to robotize hydroponic systems. The goal of the Hydrocobotics project is to integrate commercially available sensors with a robotic gripper and additional protective equipment, designed for this new…

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Leafy greens farms promises more produce year-round from Pittsburg facility

More types of produce could soon be harvested year-round thanks to a new facility in Pittsburg. California native Brad Fourby has created the first farm of its kind in Kansas. The goal is to help expand access to fresh produce to the places that need it most, regardless of the time of year. “Kansas was…

Studying salinity stress in hydroponic basil

Salinity is a major concern in several ecosystems and has a significant impact on global agriculture. To increase the sustainability of horticultural food systems, better…

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Zimbabwe: Mother and daughters practice hydroponics in their backyard

“In Zimbabwe, we have a mentality that the youth has, they think that you need lots of land to be able to start a farming business, so this has been very good, you know, with a little bit of space you can actually produce a lot of vegetables and produce which you can use to generate an income,”…

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Fiji: Hydroponic farm investment bodes well for family

A family from the Tuirara subdivision in Nasinu is now reaping the reward of investing in a hydroponic farm. The family took a risk and invested all their savings in a hydroponic farm under this unprecedented COVID-19 environment. Madhu Karan used to run an events and video production business which came…

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US (MN): Pledging $12.3M to build urban farm in south Minneapolis

A seven-year push to build an "Urban Farm" in the middle of a heavily industrial area of Minneapolis is one step closer to becoming a reality. The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute, or EPNI, recently told a Minneapolis City Council committee that it could raise $12.3 million to secure a 7.6-acre site…

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US: (CT): Interest in using old school for hydroponic operation

City officials are entertaining a proposal that the city grow its own lettuce or microgreens in a hydroponic operation inside the old Stiles School building to generate revenue. After receiving a state grant to fund the assessment of toxin removal from the former Thompson, Stiles and Blake schools, city…

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Trinidad & Tobago: Lambeau teen sees future in agriculture

Lambeau teenager Nikolai Hart Hopley's aquaponic garden earned him first place in Tobago and third overall in the national Grow it Yourself kitchen garden competition. The…

Trustee investigates restarting Eden Advanced Tech after bankruptcy

"Not possible to market our vertically grown vegetables in a financially attractive way"

To prevent crops from going to waste, the Dutch bankrupt greenhouse company Eden Tech was allowed to continue operating for a few more months. Now the trustee investigates a…

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Study on environmental and cultivation factors affecting root systems in soilless grown plants

Soilless culture systems are currently one of the fastest-growing sectors in horticulture. The plant roots are confined into a specific root zone and are exposed to environmental changes and cultivation factors. The recent scientific evidence regarding the effects of several environmental and cultivation…

YesHealth:

Transition from hydroponics to gelponics

YesHealth Group has been gradually transitioning away from hydroponics, and towards Gelponics. The purpose of this transition is to decarbonize vertical farming - by eliminating the substrate material (sponge or similar) used in hydroponics and replacing it with a hydrogel substrate. This leads to…

Farmscraper: Office spaces and hydroponic farm combined

Greenery covered skyscrapers have become fairly commonplace in recent years, but what if, as well as bringing some nature into cities, they could also be used to grow food? Such is the thinking behind the "Farmscraper" by Italy's Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), which the firm says could feed up to 40,000…

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Cuba: Exploring the benefits of hydroponic farming

As Cuban entrepreneurs are seeking to meet local demands for diverse food amid the impact of COVID-19 compounded by the decades-long U.S. embargo over the island, the aquaculture industry is gearing up for take-off. Guido Lopez found Vidabum, an aquaculture business in a nearby  Havana brewery which he turned…

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UK: Jamaican olympian wants to use ag for good

Following his successes as a 400m runner, representing Jamaica across the globe, Olympian Ricardo Chambers now has his eyes set on using agriculture for good through hydroponic farming. Chambers, the CEO and managing director of Chambers Hydrofarm located in Swabys Hope in Manchester, said he became…

From basil to cannabis, a guide to hydroponics in the city

Thanks to new technologies, it’s easier and more enjoyable to recreate natural environments indoors for food production, research, or just decorative purposes.  Due to a renewed sense of green and a deeper connection with the natural environment, we are increasingly turning nature into an essential element…

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Study on applications of magnetized and electrostatic water on hydroponic irrigation water

Modern engineering techniques play an important role in rationalizing irrigation water use and increasing its production efficiency and thus increasing the productivity of the unit of area. Therefore, the study was conducted by treatment of irrigation water with magnetic and electrostatic fields and…

Illinois agschool begins selling hydroponic lettuce

Through a second partnership with Hy-Vee Food Store in Macomb, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is now growing hydroponic lettuce marketed through the local grocer. The "Rex" butterhead lettuce is grown in WIU's Knoblauch Hall through collaborative research and classroom work by two…

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Teens for Food Justice board adds new members

Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) has welcomed three new Board Directors who will contribute to its mission of ensuring access to healthy, fresh, and affordable foods grown with 21st-century hydroponic farming techniques. “We are thrilled to bring on three new strong allies to our board, whose diversity,…

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Indian state takes up hydroponic fodder cultivation

The state Panchayats and Rural Development (P&RD) department has laid special emphasis on hydroponic fodder cultivation to provide a boost to livestock activities across the state. West Bengal Area Comprehensive Area Development Corporation (WBCADC)—an autonomous organization under the P&RD…

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Food caterer among new players feeding Singapore’s urban farming boom

In a small room tucked away on the second floor of a precision engineering factory in Tuas, pots of kale and lettuce stacked in vertical racks grow under the glow of pink-purple lights. “You can control everything, even how much nutrients or water is being used for each plant,” said Mr. Nelson Lim,…

Australia Post releases hydroponic-themed stamps to inspire kids

Australia Post, a mail company, has released five new STEAM-themed stamps to inspire the next generation of scientists and medical researchers.  Stamp Collecting Month ambassador Associate Professor Misty Jenkins told Deborah Knight the collection represents the fields of virtual reality, hydroponics, space…

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Pushing a fresh food revolution in Manila

The agriculture sector continues to seek effective solutions to achieve food security and safety given the country's rising population. But while the government has implemented various initiatives to boost local farming and elevate livelihoods, it can only do so much. This is where private companies like…

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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…

US (OR): Hydroponic garden center to expand into OR's 'green belt'

GrowGeneration has acquired Aqua Serene, a southern Oregon-based hydroponic garden center with stores in Eugene and Ashland, Oregon.  "As the country's fourth largest legal cannabis market, Oregon continues to be a critical market for GrowGeneration," said Darren Lampert, GrowGen's CEO. "The Oregon market,…

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Staples project growing vertical kale indoors

The hydroponics project started in 2020 with Great River Energy, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, and the Electrical Power Research Institute hoping to learn new techniques and increase access to fresh produce. And even with kale as the chosen plant, local organizations rooted for the success of the…

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UK’s first hydroponic hop farm moves to Ceredigion

Traditionally, hops are grown in fields, taking up vast areas of land. Gareth Davies, Founder, and Director of Dark Farm grows his hops in pots, indoors, using hydroponic growing methods – normally used for crops like salad leaves and herbs rather than a plant that can reach 7.5 m (25ft) in height.…

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Starting farm operations near Tokyo

Spread Co’s partner, and a member of ENEOS Group, J Leaf Corporation started operating the automated vertical farm “Techno Farm Narita” on the 30th of June. Spread owns and operates two vertical farms in Western Japan (Kyoto), the Kameoka Plant and Techno Farm Keihanna. Techno Farm Narita is Spread’s…

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India: Engineer-duo’s hydroponic setup produces 50kg fodder a day

Two engineers came up with a unique project for their Master’s course in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management at the TERI School of Advanced Studies, Delhi. Souryadeep Basak, an electrical engineer from Kolkata, and Lavkesh Balchandani, a mechanical engineer from Indore, developed a solar-powered…

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US (IN): City Council approves rezoning 1.63 acres for more educational gardens

The Fort Wayne City Council voted to pass an ordinance to rezone 1.63 acres from a residential location to a limited industrial location. The land, located on Homewood Drive,…

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New vertical farm to be built in Dubai Industrial City

Sokovo has today signed an agreement with Dubai Industrial City, one of the region’s largest manufacturing and logistics hub, to establish a vertical farm that will produce thousands of tonnes of leafy greens, fruits and vegetables per year. The indoor farm has a plot size of more than 100,000 sq ft,…

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Nigeria: "Why should food production be seasonal when hunger isn't?"

To ensure food security and non-seasonal food production in Nigeria, farmers like Samson Ogbole, Founder of SFarmLab, practice hydroponics. Although soilless farming is not a new phenomenon, it has only recently become popular in Nigeria.  Established in Abeokuta in 2014, Soilless Farmlab provides a comprehensive…

Sprouting subscription service kept microgreens farmer growing during pandemic

Oliver Homberg’s urban farm had grown rapidly before the pandemic, so fast that he expanded his roster of flavor-packed microgreens to include offerings like garlicky Chinese Mahogany and red Shiso, a Japanese plant from the mint family. Homberg began Boston Microgreens in 2018 and had cultivated a…

BrightBox Farms:

Gideon Saunders sees Alaska’s farming future in hydroponics

Nestled alongside an otherwise ordinary house on Kodiak rests a shipping container. It seems out of place, but even more conspicuous is the garden inside of it. BrightBox Farm’s growing area looks like a prop from a movie about space exploration. Using this shipping container has enabled Gideon Saunders…

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GardenBox: hydroponic farm to grow in-store

Natural Grocers is bringing local hydroponic, organic produce grown just steps away from its customers with the launch of its new hydroponic GardenBoxTM. A variety of GardenBox lettuces such as Hampton, Brentwood, Alkindus, Tropicana, Muir, Marciano, and Truchas will be sold at the Green Mountain…

Ernessi Farms:

Wisconsin's 'largest' vertical farm blossoms into new downtown location

Wisconsin’s largest indoor farm soon will operate in Ripon. Ernessi Farms has come a long way since its 2013 origins as a small hydroponic garden in business owner Bryan Ernst’s basement. The business is continuing to blossom downtown and will be moving operations to a new location in the coming weeks,…

US (WI): Growing towers helps feeding 50-100 people a day

The Community Table in Eau Claire has adopted one of the latest enhancements to gardening. The new tool will allow the non-profit to supply fresh produce, while also conserving water, energy, and money. All thanks to a gift from a community partner. For 28 years The Community Table has been committed to…

GardenBox:

Pilot program produces organic leafy greens at Colorado location

Locally-grown produce is getting a lot more local at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. The natural foods retailer is launching a new hydroponic GardenBox pilot program at a location in Lakewood, Colo., through which organic leafy greens are grown within mere feet of the store.  Several varieties of…

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Is this tomorrow’s food crop?

"With climate change we have to get in front of the game"

Even by the unconventional standards of modern-day urban agriculture, Geert Hendrix’s set-up is unorthodox. It is in an Alphington warehouse, with no windows and no soil, and is filled with the most diminutive of crops. Tiny purple radish stems, miniscule basil leaves and microscopic watercress seedlings…

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US (WI): Educating students on growing their own school lunch

When it was learned that a $5,000 hydroponic garden could be installed free of charge last February, the Barron Area School Board approved, and a new asset was added to the high school agricultural science classroom. Just four months later, the garden has already produced two lush crops of leaf lettuce,…


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