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Lighting Book Winner From Cultivate’18 Has His Own Unique Story

Mark Smith was able to attend his second Cultivate event in 2018. His first? Nearly 40 years ago.

The post Lighting Book Winner From Cultivate’18 Has His Own Unique Story appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.

Why the Horticulture Industry Has an Age Problem

A recent article in the Washington Post highlights the aging of business owners in horticulture, and the lack of young potential employees from the next generation.

The post Why the Horticulture Industry Has an Age Problem appeared first on Greenhouse Grower.

BPIA Sustainability Symposium to Focus on Biological Products

The Biological Products Industry Alliance will hold its 2018 Fall Meeting and Sustainability Symposium in Rochester, NY, on Oct. 9-10, immediately followed by the Biocontrols USA East 2018 Conference & Expo.

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"Returns of mobile gutter system exceeds our expectations"

Fritz Meier from Gebrüder Meier Gemüsekulturen AG in Dällikon, Switzerland, runs a horticultural company together with his brother and sister. It’s about 100 hectares of open fields and 10 hectares of greenhouses. They grow cucumber, tomato and eggplant in the warm greenhouse, and in the cold greenhouse.....

Enriched biochar reduces severity of root mat by half in AHDB trial

Enriched biochar has been confirmed to dramatically reduce the effects of root mat in the commercial stage of an AHDB trial into the effects of biological treatments and biocides on the disease.Initial findings after the lab stages of the trial, which began in 2016 and were conducted by independent.....

"Compostable twine holds up well in the stress of hot summers"

The hot weather that has dominated Europe for the last two months, didn't just have an impact on crops. When the temperature in the greenhouse rises to a high level, it can also affect the twine. Breaking twines and a messy greenhouse is the last thing you want as a grower.Now that most of the heat has.....

AiSA's Sustainable Agriculture Training

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AiSA's Sustainable Agriculture Training

Time: April 30, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Location: Archi's Acres
City/Town: Valley Center, CA
Website or Map: http://archisinstitute.com/re…
Event Type: course
Organized By: AiSA
Latest Activity: May 23

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Goals of the 6 & 12 Week Courses – Organic Agribusiness

Are you interested in joining the agricultural community? Do you seek to acquire the fundamental skills of self employment or are you looking to be more competitive in the job market? AiSA has educated transitioning service men and women, as well as members of the general public, to be successful in the sustainable and organic agricultural industry, known as Agribusiness. Formerly known as VSAT or the Veteran’s Sustainable Agriculture Training program, more than 450 graduates have left our Agribusiness education farm ready to help feed our nation since 2007. We assist with the job placement and business creation after graduation. Our graduates include successful farm owners and workers, soil-testing pioneers, restaurateurs, and owners of food companies.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Sustainable agribusiness and farming production methods
  • Agricultural Irrigation Planning and Techniques
  • Hydro-Organics (Organic Hydroponic Techniques)
  • Aeroponics (Data Science Meets Produce Production)
  • Greenhouse Design Considerations
  • Farm Ownership and Management (Agribusiness)
  • Business Development and Implementation
  • Introduction to Farm Service Agency Loan Programs
  • Introduction to the Agricultural Marketplace and Network
  • Lab hours for the Hybrid Course (only) will be completed at a farm near you

Register at: http://archisinstitute.com/register/

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