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Here’s A Great Way To Bring Horticulture And Schools Together

The Green Plan It Challenge gives school students in the U.K. the opportunity to participate in a 10-week project where they rethink the role of green space and develop solutions to horticulture-related problems.

How To Select The Best Nutrients For Growing Cannabis

With a little bit of knowledge about the requirements of cannabis plants and how they absorb and utilize nutrients, you can confidently select the products you need without breaking the bank.

Sakata Develops New Downy Mildew Resistant Sunflower

‘Vincent’s Choice Deep Orange DMR’ has a deep orange color and a bit more pointed petal form than the other varieties in the Vincent series. It is resistant to more than 10 races of downy mildew that currently affect sunflower.


Indonesian grower innovates in a conservative market

Bingin Mustika owns Plaga Farm. He grows lettuce, tomatoes and herbs on four hectares in the tropical climate on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. The Indonesian hospitality industry is an important market for Plaga Farm. Continuity of supply“We sell 90 percent of our vegetables to hotels, restaurants.....

VIDEO: Why more space produces better plants and decreases your energy costs

The average height of greenhouse structures has raised over the last two decades from 5.4 meter in 1990 to 8.2 meter today. Many growers nowadays favour higher and more volume structures in order to better control temperature, humidity and ventilation changes. But what about the energy costs? You would say.....

UK: Commercial pak soi grower increases yield with tower system

Leafy produce and soft fruit growers can increase yields by three to four times with the aid of a new hydroponic growing system which utilises three dimensional space inside a glasshouse or polytunnel, according to Alex Fisher, founder and CEO of Saturn Bioponics.Mr Fisher said: “Our customers have delivered.....


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NIFA Announces Funding Available for Organic Agriculture Research, Education and Extension Projects

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.6 million for research and outreach activities to support the organic agriculture sector. The grants are funded through NIFA's Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender Category for Small-Scale Operators

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers. The program, called EZ Guarantee Loans, uses a simplified application process to help beginning, small, underserved and family farmers and ranchers apply for loans of up to $100,000 from USDA-approved lenders to purchase farmland or finance agricultural operations.

USDA Seeks Applications for Next Round of Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program Grants

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of up to $16.7 million in competitive grant funding to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by families and households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The funding will be awarded to eligible nonprofits and governmental organizations through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program, administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

During National Forest Products Week, USDA Announces $7 Million to Expand Wood Products and Wood Energy Markets

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks. These grants are available through the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Program.

USDA Announces $7.6 Million in Grants to Create Jobs and Grow Economic Opportunity in Rural America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $7.6 million in grants to support projects that will grow opportunity in rural America through job training and economic development. The grants will support communities in at least 24 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, with several projects spanning communities in multiple states. This investment marks the latest effort at USDA to support the rural economy, which the latest Census data shows is rebounding.

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