June 1, 2018
Lower Shannon Farms Achieves Over 15% Yield Increase for Tomatoes and Cucumbers in Saskatchewan
Lower Shannon Farms is a 100-year old farm near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. The farm is currently run by John and Robin Acton, who are fifth generation farmers. Traditionally, the farm has focused on growing grain and raising livestock. In 2012, anticipating a demand for fresh, locally grown produce, John decided to build a greenhouse. Nearly six years later, they consistently sell out of lettuce at the farmer’s market.
May 23, 2018
Mans Organics: Decreased Harvest Time for Tomatoes by 15 Days in South Alberta
Mans Organics is a certified organic family owned and operated farm in South Alberta, Canada. The farm received its organic certification in 2007. In 2012, Andrew Mans built the farm’s first greenhouse so that they could grow more vegetables year-round. They currently grow tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.
May 10, 2018
Alaska Seeds of Change: Addressing Food Insecurity and Creating Opportunities for Youth
Alaska Seeds of Change is a social enterprise that runs a 80,000 square foot hydroponics grow space and produces fresh, nutritious, and locally-grown herbs, leafy greens, and strawberry crops. Their mission is two-fold: to provide local produce for Anchorage and the wider Alaska community, and to provide vocational training for at-risk youth.
April 25, 2018
Casa Flora Gains 15% Productivity and Reduces Energy Requirements by 70%
Casa Flora is a young fern producer headquartered in Dallas, Texas. They cultivate over 150 varieties of ferns, and are well-known in the industry for their high quality fern plugs and reliable shipping times.
April 16, 2018
Lettuce Work Foundation Increases Winter Yields, Creating Opportunities for Young Adults with Autism to Thrive
Lettuce Work is a non-profit baby greens grower based in New Albany, Ohio whose mission is to help young adults with autism cultivate the skills needed to successfully transition from high school into the workplace.
May 17, 2017
Oregon State University Speeds Up Flowering and Experiences Greater Yields
Oregon State University’s Crop and Soil Science Division is using LumiGrow LEDs for potato breeding and genetics. The University is focused on using light to control time to flower and elicit quick tuberization.
March 1, 2017
Sklarczyk Seed Farms Sees Savings with Utility Rebate, and Reduced Infrastructure Costs
Sklarczyk Seed Farms (SSF) is a family-run potato farm established in 1942 in Johannesburg, Michigan. They’ve become known for their high-quality seed potatoes and their ability to remain innovative for an increasingly progressive market.
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