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You Can’t Take Small Business Out Of The Big Greenhouse Grower

Big growers who stay true to their small-business roots don’t lose sight of the personal touch in business.

How Nitrogen Influences The pH Of Your Growing Medium

In standard greenhouse fertilizers, nitrogen is supplied as ammonium, nitrate, or urea. Each of these three nitrogen sources, when taken up by plant roots, produces different chemical reactions with differing effects on the growing medium pH.

Three Factors That Can Impact The pH Of Growth Media

Water alkalinity, fertilizer, and plant species can each play a role in the pH of your growth media.

Harvest Automation Makes Strong Commitment To Greenhouse Production Market

The company recently announced it is selling off its robotic warehouse automation business to focus more on providing robotic materials handling to the greenhouse, vegetable, and fruit markets.


For Tyler, the H in Horticulture is for Humor

After graduating cum laude from the University of Florida's Horticultural Sciences department, Tyler Baras has become a familiar face in the U.S.'s burgeoning urban agriculture industry. Baras ran several hydroponic operations and organic farms and was featured as a regular contributor to PBS gardening.....

Fraud brings opportunities for Australian herb growers

The niche Australian herb industry is getting more attention following reports of dried oregano fraud in major supermarkets.Earlier in April, a spot-test by consumer watchdog CHOICE found that 7 out of 12 popular dried oregano products contained less than 50% oregano leaves, with some having as little as 10%.....

Spain: Ethephon detected in Almeria greenhouse

Analyses carried out by the Laboratory of Production and Plant Protection of Almeria have confirmed the use of ethephon on a farm in the province which exported two batches of tomatoes to the Netherlands. The Council of Agriculture has announced that it will enforce the relevant disciplinary proceedings,.....

Japan consortium to cultivate veggie factory business in Middle East

A group of Japanese companies is gearing up to market vegetable factories in the Middle East, with an eye toward landing roughly 50 billion yen ($469 billion) in construction contracts in three years.Showa Denko, Marubeni and Chiyoda are moving toward signing a contract with United Arab Emirates conglomerate.....


Archi's Acres is a farming enterprise that utilizes hydro-organic technology to grow organic produce. Headquartered in Escondido, California, Archi's Acres is a certified organic greenhouse operation, which grows living basil, kale, and other herbs and produce. Our methods of crop production is not only highly efficient, it maximizes available natural resources, and focuses on local sales distribution channels. Please enjoy our organic produce in natural food retailers throughout Southern California and thank you for your support!

At Archi's, we believe a key aspect of successful business is how it meets its responsibility to the community in which it operates and the customers which make up its marketplace. We do this by integrating into our business model an opportunity to support others including our our military service members and veterans. Archi's Acres provides a one of a kind world-class agricultural entrepreneurial incubator program, the Archi's Institute For Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT), in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, with the intent to expose strong leaders to the entrepreneurial opportunities which exist in the agriculture industry today. SAT is open to everyone who is willing to take the challenge, providing training to those interested in learning more about the the production and business behind sustainable agriculture. Learn more about us by clicking here!

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Can hydroponics be organic?

Posted by Colin Archipley on March 31, 2016 at 8:41am 3 Comments

Regardless of whether you think hydroponic production can be organic, the bottom line is all methods of food production should be considered when trying to feed a growing world population.

by  on 03/29/2016 

Hort America's and Urban Ag News

There is currently much discussion and debate occurring about whether hydroponic production can be labeled as organic. In September 2015 the USDA’s National Organic Program appointed a 16-member task force to look at hydroponic and aquaponic production practices and how they align with USDA organic regulations.

Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) at the University of Arizona, said that regardless of whether plants are being grown using a traditional organic approach or one of the various combinations of hydroponics practices (soilless culture), fundamentally all of these production methods are simply attempting to grow plants for their economic, nutritional and social values. The goal is to use the best available techniques to produce crops of highest quality with the minimum of resources.

“Regardless of the production method, plants must be provided with the environment they need to grow,” Giacomelli said. “The basics of growing plants besides light, carbon dioxide, water and the potential of their crop genetics, there are plant nutrients that have to be distributed to the plant…



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