Texas: USDA grant supports Growtainer research into better artichoke cultivation

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded more than $113 million nationwide in program grants to support farmers growing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops, also known as “specialty crops,” through research, agricultural extension activities, and programs. The goal is to boost demand and promote food safety and better crop yields, officials said.

Texas A & M Agrilife Research Center and Greentech Agro LLC also received a grant in order to introduce new technologies in indoor farming. As part of this awarded grant, Greentech Agro's Growtainers™ will be utilized to help improve and increase artichoke growing by optimizing germination and early growth conditions in Growtainers™. In this way the time from sowing to planting out is reduced; by optimizing vernalization conditions so that vigorous plants can be sowed out after the last frosts; and by starting and/or growing artichokes in indoor farms during the off season when prices for artichokes are higher.

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GreenTech Agro LLC
Glenn Behrman
T: +1 (305) 505-0970

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