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10 Creative Marketing Ideas From 2016 California Spring Trials (Photo Gallery)

Grower-retailers often look to breeders for ideas on how to increase plant sales with smart marketing plans. The California Spring Trials were filled with great concepts to reach customers.

Which Pollinator Terms Appeal Most To Consumers?

A team from the University of Florida tested several promotional phrases, from the specific ("butterflies" and "bees") to more general.

Harvest Automation Robot Helps You Move Plants Without People

The Harvest Automation HV-100 robot units use lasers and sensors to handle some of the most labor-intensive tasks in the greenhouse.

California Summer Vegetable Trials In August Will Cover A Wide Range Of Crops

The National Garden Bureau is once again organizing summer vegetables trials this August in California, giving attendees the opportunity to visit with several breeding companies.

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Next newsletter on Monday!

Dear readers of HortiDaily,
This weekend we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our publisher, Uitgeverij Boekhout. Our entire company is spending a few days in Paris, where we will celebrate this milestone with sightseeing and a special visit to the produce wholesale market of Rungis. For this reason there will be no newsletter tomorrow, we are back on Monday 30th of May.
Best regards from the entire team of HortiDaily on behalf our publisher Pieter Boekhout.

Turkish growers improve production and efficiency to counter crisis

While the Turkish industry is currently suffering from Russian import bans, greenhouse growers are nonetheless realizing the need for improvement and doing all they can to search for new markets and optimize there operations. Sultan Sera was established in Aydin in 2010-2011 with a first phase of 4,5.....

New online tool for planning diversified crop operations

Bright Agrotech launches Able; an online farm assistant that promises to empower indoor farm operations and market gardeners of all sizes. The global market is seeing a growing interest in controlled environment agriculture. Competition for land and water provides a powerful incentive for more.....

Removing old screen cloth in spring?

Is your screen cloth in need of replacement? Usually this would really be something to handle during a crop rotation. At least that is what is often thought. At Screen4Seasons they’ve noticed that there are advantages to removing the old cloth in the spring. "You have more light in the greenhouse all summer.....

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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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USDA: Don't Ban Aquaponics and Organic Hydro From Organic Farming

Posted by Colin Archipley on May 25, 2016 at 6:11am 0 Comments

Created by S.T. on May 17, 2016

Small farmers are turning to aquaponics and hydroponics in droves. These have a proven record of safe, pesticide-free production. And far from being "sterile," studies overwhelmingly show beneficial, disease-fighting root flora-- a staple of organics-- in aquaponics and hydro. Water use is 1/10 to 1/100th of growing the same food in soil. Finally, aquaponics and hydro are especially popular for new farmers and urban agriculture because you don't have to own land to use them. 

In spite of these advantages, the USDA is considering banning aquaponics and organic hydro (hydroponics using organic nutrient sources) from organic farming. Add your voice to the campaign to keep organic aquaponics and hydro legal!

WE NEED YOUR HELP - To sign a White House Petition to help protect sustainable agriculture, click here!

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the Latest Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 - American farmers and ranchers continue to compete and win in foreign markets. Even in today’s environment of lower commodity prices, abundant global supplies and a strong U.S. dollar, exports remain a key pillar supporting U.S. agriculture and rural communities.

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states.

USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations. This date is used to determine the level of interest an individual holds in a legal entity for the applicable program year.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Make First Official Visit to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will make his first official visit to Puerto Rico where he will highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ongoing commitment to addressing food security and rural opportunity in the Commonwealth.

USDA Awards $4.5 Million in Rural Community Development Grants; Seeks Applications for Future Projects

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding more than $4 million in grants to 23 organizations to support rural economic development projects.

 
 
 

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