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Sector | Education and Research

NY Sun Works granted $100k to support climate education

UK: Wrexham campus launches vending fridges with free microgreens

US (ON): Pitch competition highlights Ontario’s agri-tech talent

CAN (ON): From single-use plastic alternatives to responsible farm AI, Ontario invests $ 7M in research

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USDA awards $7.4M funding for innovation in regional school food systems

CAN: The Plant Center: A nexus for plant research at UGA

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CAN (ON): Governments investing in horticultural research and innovation

NL: Plant researcher René Geurts elected EMBO member

Partial substitution of nitrate by chloride in fertigation recipes allows for lower nitrate input in hydroponic lettuce crops

Ireland: Two UL researchers awarded over €1 million in Department of Agriculture funding

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CAN: New program offers fresh food sustainability in First Nations

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Barbados and Canada to collaborate on agri-tech initiative

New food tech innovation center inaugurated in Singapore

Greenhouse production of baby leaf vegetables using rainbow trout wastewater in a high-tech vertical decoupled aquaponic system

CAN: OrganicLife piloting aeroponic gardens at London Middle School

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President and CEO of Danforth Plant Science Center steps down

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Aeres Group will help South Korea to make an international high-tech agricultural school

Ghana: STEM coach in Oti region appeals to government to include private schools

US (NY): Antonio DiTommaso named associate director of Cornell AES

soilless agriculture and aquaculture research

US: KSU announces 7 mln dollar federal grant award

South Africa: A six-month initiative to empower small-scale farmers

US (KY): Kentucky State University receives $7 million grant for agriculture research network

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Optimizing nutrient utilization, hydraulic loading rate, and feed conversion ratios through freshwater IMTA-aquaponic and hydroponic systems

China-Romania joint lab for agriculture cooperation unveiled in Bucharest

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CAN: How UGA plant geneticists are tackling the climate crisis

US (LA): Aquaponics lab start in five schools

How hydroponic gardens in schools bring fresh produce to students

CAN: UM Research to improve nutrition in Northern Manitoba receives new federal support

US (KY): University of Kentucky breaks ground on Agricultural Research Building

CAN (BC): Connaught Youth Center to build year-round garden with Co-op grant

US (NH): Hydroponics program to continue to grow at Merrimack Valley Middle School

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Bridging the gaps in plant breeding training in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

US: How hydroponic gardens in schools are bringing fresh produce to students

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Are plants intelligent? It depends on the definition

US (PA): Students award $7,400 in grants to local nonprofits

US (VA): Teacher program makes horticulture ‘a lot more accessible’ in the classroom

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Central China pushes ahead with agricultural innovation

St. Kitts & Nevis: Ag Department calls public to participate in hydroponics training

India: University to have a center of excellence on protected cropping

CAN: Grey River students adopt growing towers to STEM portfolio

6 and 7 June

Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge continues with Hackathon

US (WI): Waukesha North High School students make unique lunch with hydroponic garden

NZ: Te Puke mum and daughter share microgreen passion

Regenerative Ag and sustainable practices to build resilient food systems

US (FL): Commissioner Wilton Simpson announces applications open for aquaculture classroom systems for Florida educators

Virgin Islands: UVI officially opens aquaponics Facilities

Addressing the safety of new food sources and production systems

US (PA): Reading School District proposes aquaponics building

Far-red light in sole-source lighting can enhance growth and fruit production of indoor strawberries

New World Horti Center to be built in Shandong, China

Copper concentration thresholds for lettuce and tomato in hydroponics and peat-based media

Organic strawberry-growing cost study available

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Integrating plant science research in other scientific fields

US (CA): Controlled environment agriculture courses offered online

Finnish grower and university launch strawberry R&D project

UK: Essex to sow the seeds of onion farming's future

Researchers breed tomato plants that contain the complete genetic material of both parent plants

Jamaica: Regional workshop helps communities attract sustainable development funding

Indonesia: UNNES hydroponic garden produces quality kale and spinach harvests

US (NY): LaGuardia Community College students begin cultivation of new urban farm on campus

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US (TX): Students grow lettuce for entire school district at Hudson ISD

US (NB): Undergrad proves her worth in plant breeding lab

CAN (ON): Weston Family funded projects sees flourishing results from Innovation project

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Equine students claim £5,000 prize pot

UK: A vertically farmed hydroponic fodder project and other bright ideas

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US (MO): University Extension provides resources for specialty ag producers

Team develops technology for producing bioplastics from agricultural and food byproducts

US (NV): Student farmpreneurs kick off farmers market season

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CAN (ON): Toronto university plant biologists use high-tech growth chambers to develop stronger crops

US: Collaboration expanded to bring indoor garden curricula to more communities

LED lights give strawberries special diet powers, reveal Scots researchers

Cotton sprouts as potential vegetable source:

Alterations in metabolomics and transcriptomics between light and dark growth conditions

US (NC): Local FFA chapter awarded $10,7k for on-site hydroponic program

Genetic gains underpinning a little-known strawberry


Purdue-USDA team develops fast-track process for genetic improvement of plant traits

US: $1M USDA training grant enables students to work in studies in aquaponics

CAN (QC): New ECP3 greenhouse unveiled at McGill university

Farming on Mars takes a ‘Giant Leap’: intercropping can be a game-changing method

Essex University adds on-site R&D facility worth £3m

“Investing in students and student-led initiatives drives innovation"

Hong Kong: New project launched at University to yield data

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Seeds from China's space station tested

Guelph University

CAN (ON): Researchers take agri-food challenge to the next level

"'Innovation Brokers', mediators between research and businesses"

US (HI): Researcher recognized for work on improved crop growth, plant biology

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US (NY): Library adds hydroponic garden to list of services

South Africa: Veggie garden at primary school flexes bright greens

Far-red and red:blue ratios independently affect yield, pigments, and carbohydrate production in lettuce

Zambian youth receive free training in smart, sustainable agriculture

Nitrogenous compounds:

Fish and plant growth impacted by hydraulic loading rates on aquaponic bed with açai seed

Opening ceremony at 2024 International Horticulture Goyang Korea