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Sector | Education and research

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Iowa State research sets funding record; total external funding increases to $544.6 million

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Performance of heat-tolerant lettuce cultivars in Southern New Mexico in 2020—21

Leafy greens grown by night prove cheaper and just as good

US (ON): Pitch competition highlights Ontario’s agri-tech talent

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CAN (ON): Governments investing in horticultural research and innovation

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Greener greenhouses promise more energy-efficient growing power

Velocity’s Ceragen raises US$2 million to expand operations and product portfolio

Fresh funding to help food security startup Ceragen bloom

Partial substitution of nitrate by chloride in fertigation recipes allows for lower nitrate input in hydroponic lettuce crops

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USDA awards $7.4M funding for innovation in regional school food systems

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QU studies hydrogel agriculture to support food security in Qatar

CAN (ON): From single-use plastic alternatives to responsible farm AI, Ontario invests $ 7M in research

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture department head honored

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US (HI): Principal sets up community centered around aquaponics

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US (TN): The Well food pantry brings hydroponic produce to those in need

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Managing southern root-knot nematode in Kentucky high tunnels using grafted tomato

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The gendered nature of decision making choices in the context of smallholder agricultural commercialization in Malawi

Ireland: Two UL researchers awarded over €1 million in Department of Agriculture funding

CAN: The Plant Center: A nexus for plant research at UGA

NL: Plant researcher René Geurts elected EMBO member

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Interplay between drought and plant viruses co-infecting melon plants

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Tomato timekeeper: NF-YA3b gene's role in flowering time revealed

Wastewater is a viable medium for growing lettuce in hydroponic systems, study shows

AI-powered app helps farmers in Bangladesh detect and manage pests

Predict plant structural parameters effectively with hybrid deep learning

US (NY): Antonio DiTommaso named associate director of Cornell AES

Greenhouse production of baby leaf vegetables using rainbow trout wastewater in a high-tech vertical decoupled aquaponic system

President and CEO of Danforth Plant Science Center steps down

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UK: New farm supports plan to transform the future of food

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Feasibility study of using photovoltaic cells for a commercial hydroponic greenhouse: Energy analysis and life cycle assessment

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Aeres Group will help South Korea to make an international high-tech agricultural school

soilless agriculture and aquaculture research

US: KSU announces 7 mln dollar federal grant award

US (OH): BGSU aquaponics research pioneers sustainable solutions for a greener future

India: Training in horticulture, floriculture & landscaping for students and trainers of ITIs of Ladakh

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Chicago farm's jobs training initiative has graduated 264 aspiring urban farmers

Kenyatta University's INCiTiS-FOOD project promotes urban food security

Horticultural education in Kazakhstan

NIAB boosts controlled environment research with new appointment

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US (WA): Lauzier Foundation awards BBCC $300,000 for greenhouse

US (NY): USDA breaks ground on $70M lab for grape research at AgriTech

NVHBP members visit the World Horti Center

How to manage the demand for quality water in your greenhouse?

China-Romania joint lab for agriculture cooperation unveiled in Bucharest

USask professor emeritus to be inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Irish farmers' mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviour explored in FarMHealth study

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CAN: How UGA plant geneticists are tackling the climate crisis

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Nanomaterial strategies for enhancing plant resilience in the face of temperature stress

new family tree shows evolution

Tomato, potato?

US (LA): Aquaponics lab start in five schools

Study uncovers genetic key to overcoming water stress in cucumbers

Presidio youngsters explore hydroponic farming with visit to Village Farms

Fruit farmers can predict crops using AI tool

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Jamaica: JBI teams with Papine High on greenhouse farming

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US (NV): Desert Farming Initiative accepting applications for farm apprenticeship program

The cultivation of the future requires the cross-pollination of science and practice

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Central China pushes ahead with agricultural innovation

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Bridging the gaps in plant breeding training in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

US (NH): Hydroponics program to continue to grow at Merrimack Valley Middle School

Rapsodia, the new Romanian variety of three-colored tomatoes, can yield up to 7 kilograms per plant

The new tricolor cherry tomato variety from Romania

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Engineering plant–microbe communication for plant nutrient use efficiency

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Fiji: Center for agri-tech opens to help farmers

US (KY): University of Kentucky breaks ground on Agricultural Research Building

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HortNZ invites scholarship applications for leadership program

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Are plants intelligent? It depends on the definition

How NIAB East Malling use Delta-T sensors in their growroom research

These 5 teams are to compete in 4th edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

In search of a sustainable greenhouse using ambient humidity

IE: Teagasc hosted a mushroom automation seminar

US (VA): Teacher program makes horticulture ‘a lot more accessible’ in the classroom

WUR and G-Star develop trousers made from Dutch-grown cotton

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Plant viruses cost US agriculture billions each year

Chemists develop easy test for plant viruses

Agriculture Innovation Hackathon held in Iraq

India: University to have a center of excellence on protected cropping

St. Kitts & Nevis: Agriculture Department calls public to participate in Hydroponics Training

Repurposing poultry houses for strawberry production

Empowering growers with research-driven strategies and solutions

US (CA): Daniel Potter named Department of Plant Sciences chair at UCDavis

University of Virgin Islands celebrates relaunch of aquaponics facility

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Greenhouses cover more and more of Earth’s surface

Samburu youth bank on hydroponic farming to combat food insecurity

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Prediction of greenhouse microclimatic parameters using artificial neural networks

John Schoeber launches Green Roots consultancy firm

An AIoT-based hydroponic system for crop recommendation and nutrient parameter monitorization

US (CA): Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Agricultural Innovation breaks ground

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Phenotypical and biochemical characterization of tomato plants treated with triacontanol

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Prediction of greenhouse microclimatic parameters using artificial neural networks

Optimizing genetics to advance controlled environment agriculture

US (CA): OCC horticulture raises fish on aquaponic farm

Copper concentration thresholds for lettuce and tomato in hydroponics and peat-based media

NL: Wageningen scientists pass on their fascination for plants to secondary school students

US (CA): Controlled environment agriculture courses offered online

US (NY): LaGuardia Community College students begin cultivation of new urban farm on campus

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Integrating plant science research in other scientific fields

Organic strawberry-growing cost study available

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CAN (BC): Nakusp school to get geothermal greenhouse and community garden

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Tomato blossoms unfold new insights: Key gene TM6 controls flower development

Photovoltaic evaporative cooling greenhouse enhances sustainability in the Sahel

NL: HortiScience Innovation Center (HIC) launches

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Identifying and controlling Botrytis in high tunnel and greenhouse tomato production

US (TX): Students grow lettuce for entire school district at Hudson ISD

Bom Group signs construction agreement

Wageningen expands with new high-tech research center in Bleiswijk

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Can Philly become a hothouse for bananas and pineapples as the climate warms?

Improve pepper yield using potassium siilcate and vinasse

CAN: Horticulture students benefit from financial boost at KPU

Researchers breed tomato plants that contain the complete genetic material of both parent plants

US (TX): Carver HS students visit to Moonflower Farms

UK: Scottish Ag minister opens Advanced Crop Storage facility

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Global area boom for greenhouse cultivation revealed by satellite mapping

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US (MI): $55,000 in grants awarded to horti reserach

“I think it is important that farms can conduct their own trials and research in a practical way"

Cotton sprouts as potential vegetable source:

Alterations in metabolomics and transcriptomics between light and dark growth conditions

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CAN (ON): Toronto university plant biologists use high-tech growth chambers to develop stronger crops

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Research discovers plants utilize drought stress hormone to block snacking spider mites

US: $1M USDA training grant enables students to work in studies in aquaponics

US: Collaboration expanded to bring indoor garden curricula to more communities

CAN (SK): USask agriculture research receives $25M boost

Pesticides, heavy metals lower in hydroponics greens, study shows

Farming on Mars takes a ‘Giant Leap’: intercropping can be a game-changing method

UK: Aeroponic system installed at University of Essex

Essex University adds on-site R&D facility worth £3m

US (HI): Researcher recognized for work on improved crop growth, plant biology

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US (NE): Nebraska innovation campus break ground for new research center on precision agriculture

South Africa: Veggie garden at primary school flexes bright greens

Bahamas: Minister of Ag hails gift of two container farms

LED lights give strawberries special diet powers, reveal Scots researchers

Hong Kong: New project launched at University to yield data

CAN (ON): Researchers take agri-food challenge to the next level

Genetic gains underpinning a little-known strawberry

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Seeds from China's space station tested