“Helpful microbes, happy plants”

A large-scale microbiome project across 12 commercial hydroponic farms in Canada has been ongoing since September 2020. The project, Healthy Hydroponics, is led by Metagenom Bio Life Science, a biotechnology and genetic sequencing company based in Waterloo, Ontario, and they have been working with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs [...]

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Grow and eat your own vaccines?

The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm. UC Riverside scientists are studying whether they can turn edible plants like lettuce [...]

Vertically cultivated mushrooms are blossoming in Brussels’ cellars

“Once the summer break is over, our 10 growing rooms, consisting of 1000m2 in total, will be fully occupied and deliver 1000kg of mushrooms a month in total for 4000kg [...]

US company provides high-tech growers with plant-based packaging

The North American provider of earth-friendly plant-based products, good Natured Products,  continues to grow its market traction with food producers who are taking a fresh [...]

“We’re excited to continue expanding our brands together in offering premium products”

Athena, a vertically integrated formulator, manufacturer of liquid and dry fertilizer blends designed for commercial cultivators, announces their continued partnership with [...]

Stronger lettuce stems are a key part of disease resistance

Lettuce drop is a lettuce disease that results in browning or wilting of leaves, plant collapse, and death. The disease has not been well-researched, but a new study shows [...]

A new flower is blooming!

Today we have the best news to share with you all. Yesterday, FloralDaily editor Elita Vellekoop gave birth to her beautiful daughter Lua Nicole Daemen. The brand new family [...]

UK grower harvests 839 tomatoes from a single stem

By harvesting 839 tomatoes from one single stem, a UK grower goes for a Guinness World Record attempt. The current world record is 488, says UK grower Douglas Smith, who is [...]

“Profitable, clean, and efficient farming starts with renewable energy sources”

Energy is essential to agriculture, from fuel needed to operate machinery to the electricity necessary to heat or cool livestock and greenhouses. Most of this energy is [...]

Oregon farmers who grow 60% of world’s carrot seed stay without water for weeks

Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines, empty irrigation [...]

“I was a hydroponic expert, but I could not ignore the aquaculture side”

The waterwise and environmentally-friendly aquaponics farming method used at FinLeaf Farm maximizes productivity on a small two-hectare piece of land and could be the answer [...]