Study on recycling hydroponic waste water

The development of new urban agriculture technologies, such as vertical and smart farms, has accelerated rapidly in recent years. These technologies are based on hydroponic cultivation in which plants are grown using nutrient-rich solutions rather than soil. Approximately 20-30% of the nutrient solutions…

Fields of green hydroponic garden "keeps the sick safe'

Growing crops without soil, one North Alabama hydroponic garden does just that. The 15,000 square foot hydroponic garden in Lacey's Spring. "No soil. We aren't growing in soil," said Fields of Green Manager Caroline Blanchard. It's all done indoors, so you've got to "scrub up" before entering. This keeps…

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Women in agriculture: meet the women behind this farm

For most families, going into business together with your own parent or child may seem like a disaster, but for this mom and daughter duo, Aundria and Makenna Kirchhoff of Grow Hope Farms, that’s never been the case. Grow Hope Farms is an urban farm with a mission to help others learn how to feed the…

Australian siblings develop Airgarden

With more Australians living in apartments and garden space a limited commodity, interest in low-space food growing options has taken off. Looking to create a practical and functional option for the Australian market, brother-sister duo, Prue and Tom Bauer created the Airgarden; a slick-looking,…

Study on how acetaminophen induces an antioxidative response in lettuce plants

Contaminants of environmental concern, like pharmaceuticals, are being detected in increasing amounts in soils and irrigation waters and can thus be taken up by plants. In…

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AU: Vertical thinking when it comes to growing

Picture your farm being next door to the distribution centre of a major supermarket or neighbouring a key metropolitan farmer's market. That's the vision for the German-born innovative couple behind Western Australia's first commercial vertical farm, Christian Prokscha and Julia Prichodko, who founded…

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New family office buys Ballpark building for $3.4M for hydroponic farm

A newly established family office in Denver has purchased a building at the edge of Ballpark and RiNo, with a tenant in mind. Breedlove Capital paid $3.38 million last week for the building at 2401 Larimer St., as well as the small parking lot behind it at 2400 Walnut St., according to public records.…

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Environmental impact assessment: will vertical farms upend conventional agriculture?

A vertical farm in Taoyuan City’s Lujhu District is the most productive example of CEA in Taiwan, according to Jesper Hansen, chief commercial officer of YesHealth Group, the company that designed and operates it. The farm, inaugurated in 2017, yields 1.5 to 1.6 metric tonnes of lettuces, cruciferous…

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Cultivation system to create small and large vertical farms

Beyond Seeds, a company in Pita, Spain, takes a new qualitative leap in its commitment to go beyond seeds. Through Agrointec, the company has incorporated the technology of the Swedish company Growpipes to bring vertical agriculture closer to society. It consists of integrated systems with which it is…

US (NJ): Livingston's inhabitants propose hydroponic pilot project

As the Township of Livingston continues to brainstorm ways to make the best use of its open spaces, Keith Hines and sustainable agriculture expert Tom Erickson recently proposed a hydroponic pilot project that would use a nutrient solution and water in lieu of soil for a community garden. After the duo’s…

Yukon's 'first container farm' starts production

The Kluane Lake Research Station located between Haines Junction and Destruction Bay is known for its studies on climate change and the impacts it has on wildlife and the ecosystem. It's been months of work but their off-grid hydroponic containerized farming unit is now producing leafy greens and herbs.…

Burlington hydroponic farm grows kosher and organic

Your Local Greens is a hydroponic farm in Burlington that grows five types of kosher and organic lettuce. It grows lettuce in a safe, clean and controlled atmosphere, in water without using soil, the right mix of nutrients and light. Farm Manager Chris Amaya has been working with hydroponics for the last…

Rise Hydroponics: tasting success in India

Rise Hydroponics is an Ahmedabad-based agritech startup, a rising dynamic in the modern agriculture field of Hydroponics. They are committed to spreading the use of hydroponics and other soilless methods for agriculture across India. They help in building nature-friendly and commercially viable projects.…

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“You have to have the right team and resources"

Nikki Eslami may have stepped away from the day-to-day operations of Bellami, the hair extensions brand she co-founded and built into a sizable enterprise, but she is still very involved in growing things. Literally.  Eslami is an avid hydroponic gardener, whose interest was piqued a few years ago when she…

Study on hydroponic lettuce production in vertical farm

Butterhead lettuce was grown hydroponically in a vertical farm under high (HLI) and low (LLI) light intensity (310, and 188 μmol m−2 s−1, respectively) and compared to hydroponically grown lettuce in a greenhouse (GT) during wintertime in Athens, Greece (144 μmol m−2 s−1). The highest plant biomass was…

Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'

Over three decades, Agronico has shifted its focus from an agriculture consultancy business to all things mini tubers and seed potatoes. The business is always aiming to improve and is currently working on a five-year plan to enhance customer experience, while offering world-class procedures and…

Enabling growers to grow faster with clean and bio-degradable growing media

Growfoam is destined to pave the way for growers around the globe. Their mission? Enable growers to grow greener, safer and faster. Rising demand for fresh & healthy vegetable crops. This rise in demand for fresh & healthy crops has resulted in a boom of investments towards greenhouse projects (e.g. in…

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US (VI): New farm to be constructed in Herndon

Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced that Beanstalk, an indoor vertical farming start-up, will create 29 new jobs and invest more than $2 million to significantly expand production and relocate in Herndon. The company’s new facility will produce a variety of leafy greens and specialty herbs year-round…

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US (OR): Students learn to grow plants for school lunches

The greenhouse at Douglas High School is home to 200 hydroponic strawberry starts, growing in nutrient-rich water without soil.“It’s pretty cool,” junior Faith Rademacher said. “I didn’t know you could grow things without soil.” Michelle Berray teaches the class about hydroponics, but sought help from…

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US (NY): Nonprofit supplies 1000 pounds of food to communities

With food insecurity reaching staggering heights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teens For Food Justice (TFFJ), a nonprofit aimed at eradicating food insecurity in one generation, has provided city youth living in food deserts with the tools to grow their own fresh produce.  The organization, founded…

Study on effects of hydrogen peroxide on organically fertalized hydroponic lettuce

Hydroponic production typically uses conventional fertilizers, but information is lacking on the use of organic hydroponic fertilizers. The development of microbial…

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New indoor farm helps revitalize Milwaukee area

A new indoor urban farm at Milwaukee's Century City Business Park will begin operations this summer. Known as Hundred Acre, it will grow fresh greens, including holy basil, spring mix, and baby kale, within an industrial building at 3945 N. 31st St. The specialized farm will use a 5,000-square-foot…

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Ohio State graduates find success with hydroponic farming

James Hu and Andrew Herczak attended Ohio State, both starred on the fencing team and now the friends are business partners, co-owning Columbus Artisan Growers.  The small hydroponic farm grows fresh exotic and artisan greens from around the world. Although the start-up has experienced some ups, downs, and…

Eagle Scout leads building of hydroponic garden at orphanage in Panama

If you’re supposed to bloom where you’re planted, then Life Scout Ian Simon is flourishing. And he’s helping a local orphanage do some growing of its own as well. For his Eagle Scout service project, Ian planned, developed and gave leadership to the construction of a hydroponic garden for an orphanage in…

"Hydroponic operations shouldn't be exempted from Organic label requirements"

On Wednesday, Center for Food Safety (CFS), along with a coalition of organic farms, certifier, and organic stakeholder groups, filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, appealing a district court's ruling issued this march that authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to…

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Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club enjoys its first harvest from hydroponic garden

Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club members and staff will be enjoying the fruits of their own labors this summer, in the form of freshly grown crops from the club's new hydroponic garden. The first crop of lettuce grown in the garden was served up to club members on Wednesday, May 12, just under four weeks…

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Alaska: tribal hydroponics project delivers first produce

Kodiak tribal members from the Native Village of Afognak and Tangirnaq Native Village in Alaska have received their first batches of lettuce produced using local hydroponic growing containers. The harvest came from Mal’uk Farms, the first tribally owned farm on the Kodiak road system. It is operated as a…

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Indianapolis indoor farm packages leafy greens to uplift east side

An indoor-farming facility is bringing new food options to Indianapolis' east side. Uplift Produce grows, harvests and packages leafy greens in a renovated 60,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis. “We say that we’re fresh-to-market in hours and the reason for that is we actually harvest, pack and…

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5 acres of food in 80 feet: Urban farmer grows a garden in the heart of Indianapolis

An unassuming plot of land sits on the eastside of Indianapolis on 30th Street. From the outside, it looks like an empty lot with a couple of shipping containers on it. But inside those containers is an entire garden. And among the plants, you can find DeMario Vitalis. Even though he now spends much of…

CAN (ON): Introducing an off-grid solution to Brampton

A completely self-sustaining greenhouse will provide food to Brampton families in a six-month pilot project this summer. The Off-Grid Organic Food Shed contains its own…

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Hydroponics: science and passion combined

Growing plants without soil sound like science fiction, but patrons of Nelson’s Greenhouse in Clinton, Ind. can see it is not only real, but also a passion for co-owner Kenny Nelson. “I’m really enthusiastic about hydroponics, I enjoy it,” he said. “It’s the way of the future, it’s what the world’s…

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The importance of indoor farming in the classroom

"At Food Corps we love to do any kind of gardening, food, and nutrition lessons, as well as educate students on where their food comes from," says Allly Staab with Food Corps in Norwalk.   For years, Tower Garden has served as a classroom learning model teaching students about the basics, like science, technology, engineering,…

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The Big Build Up: construction of vertical farms

Burges Salmon will be hosting a further Net Zero roundtable to discuss vertical farming and other innovative methods of food production with an examination of the role that…

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$2 million donation for planned urban farm in downtown Waukegan

The College of Lake County this week accepted a $2 million grant from an anonymous benefactor, and the money will go toward the creation of a $9 million Urban Farm project at the Lakeshore campus in Waukegan. While details for the Urban Farm are still being worked out, college officials say when…

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Malaysia: little vertical farm abundant with potential

With the help of Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ), Kebun By Ambo,  a vertical farm, nestled in the Taman Wawasan Recreational Park in Persiaran Wawasan, Taman Wawasan in Puchong, Selangor has been yielding fruitful results since November last year. “During the pandemic, we saw the potential in urban vertical…

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UK: Forgotten underground vaults transformed into farm

Green-fingered Luke founded Leaf + Shoot just four months ago and today his underground farm on Burton Lane produces a wide range of tasty mushrooms, leafy greens, and fresh herbs which are sold directly to homeowners. Luke, aged 41, began to sow the seeds for a new business venture six years ago when he…

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"Convert empty spaces into urban farms in Malaysia"

Even as many ordinary Malaysians struggle to make ends meet arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, empty shop lots continue to mount along the streets and some even display signs that say “available for rent”. With the growing importance of food self-sufficiency, now is the time for Malaysia to turn empty…

The personal experience of the agronomist Álvaro Villalba

Are hydroponics profitable?

Many farmers wonder what the productive difference is between hydroponics or soil cultivation, beyond the need to avoid edaphological limitations. In this sense, we have consulted Álvaro Villalba, Projar's expert in hydroponic cultivation: “Soilless crops offer harvests up to 50% higher in the first year. In this way, although…

India: Offering bank guarantee for hydroponic farms

In an attempt to make hydroponic farming attractive to those interested in farming, Barton Breeze, a Gurugram-based agritech firm, has come up with an assured return plan with a bank guarantee.  “A prospective investor will be able to get an assured annual return of 30 percent on his capital expenditure. We…

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Vertical Harvest is raising food and futures in Wyoming

It took seven years to design, strategize and fundraise before Vertical Harvest opened in March 2016. In 2021 — despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic — Vertical Harvest is thriving. The three-floor, vertical hydroponic greenhouse is the first of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere and…

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Food security and indoor farming with Future Fresh

Future Fresh co-founders Earl Patrick Lim and Derya Tanghe did not start in agriculture. For these entrepreneurs, who hailed from IT and finance, respectively, the Philippine food supply chain was a long-standing problem – one that became even more glaring over multiple lockdowns this past year. In a…

Couple bringing vertical farming to Downtown Guelph after winning free store space

It’s the first time Downtown Guelph will have an indoor retail space where customers can walk in and have fresh produce harvested right in front of them. After winning the Business Centre Guelph-Wellington's Win This Space business pitch competition, bio technicians Nykole Crevits, 29, and Karl Fellbaum,…

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Vegetory founders talk us through their journey

"It felt like a natural progression to venture into vertical farming"

Water infused with nutrients trickles onto the green towers, keeping the rosettes hydrated and fed. The ability to grow in such a small space is the result of hydroponics. Microgreens, the first, tiny greens on plants like lettuce, can go from seed to harvest in less than two weeks.  "We produce the plants…

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Take a look inside Inuvik's new hydroponic greenhouse

The hydroponic greenhouse in a trailer is run by the Inuvik Community Greenhouse. “We have been working on this project for a long time, trying to get funding,” executive director Ray Solotki told Cabin Radio. “We want to be putting food in the community. We want to be hiring people in the community. We…

Container farm brings sustainable farming to northern Michigan

There's a new farm in northern Michigan that provides fresh and local produce year-round. The container is home to Pine Hill Farms, a farm that uses a controlled environment agriculture system to grow produce.  "Some of the biggest benefits to growing hydroponically versus in a traditional manner is number…

Aspirus Wausau hospital going green with new hydroponic gardens

The Aspirus Wausau Hospital is trying its hand at sustainable gardening with its new vertical hydroponic gardens. The gardens are a sustainable source because it reuses water and does not need soil. The gardens are funded by the Community Foundation, which is also paying for two more vertical gardens for…

Indoor farming helps Salvation Army Jax feed most vulnerable

There’s nothing like fresh food. But it’s a luxury for many, especially if you live in a shelter. Now thanks to the Salvation Army in Jacksonville, that luxury is a little more accessible. Walk into the Salvation Army’s lobby and you’ll hear what sounds like a small waterfall. Director Social Service…

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AU: Mum turns microgreen 'side hustle' into thriving microgreens business

A mother of two's "side hustle" has turned into a veritable "love fest" that is likely to see her put on staff to assist her thriving microgreen business. Last year, Clancy Gillingham started growing about 20 different varieties of microgreen (immature versions of vegetables and herbs) in a purpose-built…

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Inuvik community greenhouse hydroponics unit arrives

Lovers of leafy greens will soon have another option for fiber as Inuvik Community Greenhouse has acquired a long-awaited heated hydroponics container. Years in development and sporting the artwork of greenhouse employee Adi Scott, the re-purposed trailer is visible on the way into town. Community Garden…

Study on the effects of plant age and root damage on internalization of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

This study examined the effects of plant species and age on the likelihood and level of internalization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in aquaponic and…

"This partnership introduces innovative technology to our facilities and team members"

ZipGrow has expanded its footprint, moving from leased premises to its own building at the corner of Cumberland and Seventh Street. The new building more than doubles the amount of space available to the manufacturer of the world’s most installed vertical hydroponic equipment. “Demand for our products…

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Across the pond, urban farms are the next big thing

A vertical farming boom is happening in Ireland. Two Cork City urban farms established themselves amidst the chaos of 2020, casting doubt aside during a year that saw entrepreneurs and small businesses pushed to their limits. Lockdowns in Ireland presented hardships, but they also allowed room for four…

Study on the efficacy of column hydroponic systems for growth and yield of pak-choy

Increasing the domestic production of Brassica vegetables is important to sustain the local food supply, maintain the healthy diets of the population, reduce the country's foreign exchange, and improve the local economy. In this study, a column hydroponic system (CHS) of 1.2 m L x  1.2 m W x 1.5 m H was built…

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Toledo high school students finalists in hydroponics contest

Toledo Middle School students have been named as a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for hydroponics. They have received $15,000 for their accomplishments and could garner even more money if they go farther in this amazing competition. Asking the students a few questions, they stated…

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Arkensas students meld plants and fish in urban garden

Hydroponic gardening at White Hall High School got its start during the 2019-20 school year, but this spring students expanded their urban garden to include aquaponics. The aquaponic garden is part of the school's Future Farmers of America program and was made possible with a $500 grant from the Arkansas…

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CubicFarms collaborate with Burnett Land & Livestock

Feeding cattle with automated indoor fresh feed system

CubicFarm Systems announced an agreement with Burnett Land & Livestock for 12 HydroGreen Grow System beta modules, daily feed production supply, and includes collaboration on a research program and feed analysis with HydroGreen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CubicFarms. As part of the agreement,…

High-tech lettuce sprouts in New Jersey shipping container

Although it is not yet planting season outside, inside some New Jersey shipping containers, a high-tech farm is growing leafy greens. Watch this video about this modern hydroponic container farm. 

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How Sustenir Group makes sustainable farming possible in Singapore

Benjamin Swan started an agritech company in Singapore six years ago, which relies on a more efficient and sustainable way of farming. As offbeat as it may sound, the idea for a vertical farm occurred to the Australian when he couldn’t find fresh salads in Singapore’s grocery stores. “When I first moved…

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School garden has roots in water

It looked more like two guys piecing together large square Tinkertoys, connected by white tubing, than workers of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture & Fisheries Center building an urban garden at Pine Bluff High School. Reginald Wilson, high school assistant principal and Morgan Wilson's father, is just as…


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