Research Team Seeking Feedback From Hydroponic Growers

Hydroponics Michigan State WebAre you a hydroponic grower of food crops? If so, Michigan State University and Iowa State University researchers are looking for your input.

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) production researchers Roberto Lopez and Kellie Walters at Michigan State University, along with Christopher Currey at Iowa State University, have developed a survey to help them gain a better understanding of current hydroponic food production practices and needs in order to focus their future research and Extension efforts.

The survey focuses on which crops are being grown, plant propagation methods, growing environments and technologies, and what areas of research would benefit your operation.

Make your needs heard by taking this short survey (less than 10 minutes).

Topics: , ,

Leave a Reply

More From Production...
Cart-with-RFID-Tag

November 24, 2017

How RFID Technology Can Help With Plant Cart Tracking

One of the biggest hassles in the greenhouse is keeping track of all those shipping carts. Improved RFID technology for cart tracking may be one solution to help keep profit losses due to lost or damaged carts at a minimum.

Read More
Growing-Media-Symposium-Tour

November 13, 2017

International Growing Media Symposium Comes to the U.S.

This International Symposium, with representatives from 21 countries, covered new market opportunities, generated innovative ideas, and offered first-hand information to more than 150 attendees.

Read More
Parasitized aphid mummies, ladybird beetle larvae

November 11, 2017

OHP Announces Two New Ornamental Pest Management Tools

OHP recently added two new crop protection tools to its profile of biosolutions: a biological insecticide, and an ornamental fungicide.

Read More
Latest Stories
Cart-with-RFID-Tag

November 24, 2017

How RFID Technology Can Help With Plant Cart Tracking

One of the biggest hassles in the greenhouse is keeping track of all those shipping carts. Improved RFID technology for cart tracking may be one solution to help keep profit losses due to lost or damaged carts at a minimum.

Read More
Growing-Media-Symposium-Tour

November 13, 2017

International Growing Media Symposium Comes to the U.S.

This International Symposium, with representatives from 21 countries, covered new market opportunities, generated innovative ideas, and offered first-hand information to more than 150 attendees.

Read More
Parasitized aphid mummies, ladybird beetle larvae

November 11, 2017

OHP Announces Two New Ornamental Pest Management Tools

OHP recently added two new crop protection tools to its profile of biosolutions: a biological insecticide, and an ornamental fungicide.

Read More
Parisitic Wasp Aphidius colemani

November 7, 2017

Growers Attending Biocontrols East Conference Got a Fir…

The greenhouse breakout during the Biocontrols East Conference provided real life, hands on experience to attendees, from a grower’s perspective.

Read More
cannabis feature

November 4, 2017

How to Take Your Cannabis Operation to the Next Level

When you take a long-term approach to planning, budgeting, and equipping a cannabis growing operation, you build more efficiency — and profits — into it.

Read More

November 1, 2017

Gamechanger: How Artificial Intelligence Works in the G…

Artificial intelligence may not be taking over the world yet, but it could make a difference in the greenhouse by helping growers do their jobs more efficiently.

Read More
California Wildfires

October 24, 2017

Nufarm Extends Rewards Program for Growers Affected by …

Nufarm recently announced that its Nufarm Rewards program will be extended until July 31, 2018, for greenhouses and nurseries in areas affected by the wildfires in northern California.

Read More
Acid Injection for Irrigation feature

October 23, 2017

How to Balance Plant Nutrition and pH in Ornamentals

If you want to maintain healthy plants, understanding the relationship between plant nutrition and pH is a good place to start.

Read More
NatureFresh Chili Dog

October 17, 2017

NatureFresh Farms Uses Pest-Detecting Dog to Sniff out …

Knowing that many worker dogs are trained to recognize and discover scents associated with drugs or bombs, the company figured it was possible to train a dog to recognize pepper weevil.

Read More
Botrytis Symptoms on Leaves

October 17, 2017

How One Grower is Battling Botrytis with a New Biologic…

CropKing in Lodi, OH, recently began using a new beneficial fungus in its fight against Botrytis in its greenhouse tomatoes. So far, the results have been promising.

Read More
Whitefly adult

October 13, 2017

Researchers Continue to Keep Close Tabs on Whitefly

Dr. Lance Osborne of the University of Florida and Dr. Cindy McKenzie of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service are evaluating insecticide efficacy and the impact of product rotations on whitefly biotype populations.

Read More
Mark Schneid

October 11, 2017

Bayer’s New Head of Environmental Science Has Roots in …

Mark Schneid says one of the biggest challenges the industry faces is the constantly evolving customer — particularly among millennials.

Read More
Nitrogen Deficiency on Foxglove feature

October 7, 2017

Herbaceous Perennial Nutrition: What You Need to Know

Regardless of your production challenges, keeping containerized herbaceous perennials healthy is as simple as understanding the basics of their nutritional needs.

Read More
BASF Pageant

September 29, 2017

New Fungicide Provides Production and Postharvest Disea…

Pageant TR from BASF controls seven key diseases, and can be used both in the greenhouse and in trucks that are on their way to a retail site.

Read More

September 29, 2017

Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream

The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only urban land-grant university, so it was a particularly appropriate setting for the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) to host the AVF Summit 2017 on September 22. The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture — vertical farming in particular — targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world. You’ve probably heard quite a bit in recent months about vertical farming — systems for growing food in stacked layers in completely controlled environments, applying inputs such as light, water, and fertilizer in precise amounts. While there’s some use of these systems in greenhouse settings, in many cases, urban farmers are repurposing abandoned buildings or even shipping containers. Match the availability of these facilities in most large urban areas with big cities’ limited access to fresh, […]

Read More
Chrysanthemum ‘Stephany Yellow’

September 27, 2017

Tips on Growing Garden Mums for Fall Sales

The University of Massachusetts offers an online guide on best production practices for mums, including handling rooted cuttings, container production, fertilization, and more.

Read More
OHP Biosolutions

September 26, 2017

OHP Acquired by AMVAC, But Will Continue to Operate As …

AMVAC has acquired OHP and its chemical and biological crop protection solutions for the greenhouse and nursery markets. The deal will close in early October, and there will be no changes to staff, products, or operations.

Read More
Helleborus Bloom at Pacific Plug and Liner feature

September 25, 2017

Tips From a Pro on Hellebore Production

Turn out great-looking hellebores with these simple tips for growing, transplanting, and finishing.

Read More