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Many kinds of vegetables such as
cucumbers, beans, corn and strawberries
without daylight, according to local
television station Omroep Brabant.
Laboratory using only red and blue LED
lights. The company says the new
method means veg can be grown without
insecticides and pesticides, and water use
can by cut by 95%.

Two years ago, but experts said it would
be impossible to grow seed-bearing
plants using this method, the
broadcaster says. The company is allied
to the HAS Den Bosch hbo college.
Cucumbers grown under red and blue LED light
Produce sales up in 3rd. quarter of 2010

During the third quarter of 2010 (June 27 through
September 25), fresh and fresh-cut produce sales in
US retail increased both in volume and value
compared with the third quarter of 2009. Pepper
weekly dollar sales per store were 5.1% higher than
one year climbed 5.8%, according to the latest edition
of FreshFacts on Retail, the quarterly retail research
report of the United Fresh Foundation.

According to the research, overall produce prices
climbed in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the
same period last year. Vegetables volume sales grew
1.3%, while dollar sales increased 3.1%, with prices
up 1.7%. As for fruit sales, these increased by 2.4%
in quantity sold and 2.2% in value, a lower increase
than vegetables as a result of static prices.


By giving the plants light 24 hours a day, and making sure to
give the proper amount of photon at the proper time, crops can be grown in about 1/2
the time of normal agriculture. The aeroponic aspects of the system enable farmers to
maximize water consumption by using less than 10 percent of the water that would be
used by traditional agriculture. By coupling this percent of their water, without an external
water source, the company said in a statement.


The Jeddah farming facility will serve as a showplace for the Middle East in what is hoped
to be the first of several sustainable farms. Saudi Arabia was chosen as the first site for
the new technology due to the strong support and partnership of Sheikh Saleh Boqshan
who is spearheading the project, in collaboration with Saleh Bawazir, general manager of
Adawat International Corporation.

"Our goal is to grow indoors without the use of a greenhouse or sunlight, and to provide
100 percent of our own water by collecting humidity from the air. This is step one. We
then want to use solar and wind power to make our farms fully self-sustaining. The
AeroFarms technology represents the best way to accomplish step one of our goals. By
the end of 2011, we hope to be growing several varieties of fruits and vegetables at the
farm in Jeddah, including, leafy greens, tomatoes, strawberries, and peppers all without
soil or sunlight." said Luke Sestito, president of The DeLeon Group, Inc. "We have met
with 3 governments in the GCC and have given them proposals to setup similar systems
in their countries. The reception we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and
we hope to have similar model farms in Qatar, Kuwait, and UAE by the end of 2011," he
added.
"The people of Saudi Arabia, and the GCC in general, understand the need to conserve
water and find alternative water resources, perhaps better than any other people or any
other region, Tadco Farm in Tabuk, and see the wonderful work they are doing in growing
food for the people of Saudi Arabia, a huge farm cut out of the desert is a tribute to the
hard work and genius of the Saudi people. We hope to have a small part in helping the
region explore new growing and water collection methods," Sestito said.

AeroFarms sustainable farming systems provide a typical return on investment (ROI) of
20-33 percent. These high returns are achieved through both high revenue generation
and reduced costs. AeroFarms sustainable agriculture systems produce extremely high
and predictable yields of high-value crops, all year round. The extreme predictability of
high quality and yield results in premium pricing, contracting and private label
opportunities. AeroFarms systems reduce costs through a semi-automated and efficient
design requiring less labor and reduced transportation cost by growing locally.

Moreover, AeroFarms systems are uniquely well-suited for urban applications through its
indoor, vertically stackable design. This enables them to rehabilitate urban blight, by
transforming old or vacant buildings into productive, profitable spaces. Urban farms also
create jobs for unskilled labor and help boost the local economy. In addition, growing
locally in urban centers results in better food safety and security.
Besides, the produce is fresh, pesticide-free, local, longer-lasting, safer, and clean and dry
upon harvest.
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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced USDA
will provide funding to help organic producers and those transitioning to
organic production implement resource conservation practices on their
agricultural operations. "Increasing consumer demand for organically
grown foods these farmers protect the natural resources on their land
and create conditions that help foster organic production."
available this year for producers to plan and implement conservation
practices that address natural resource concerns in ways that are
consistent with organic production. For example, organic producers may
use the funding to plant cover crops, establish integrated pest
management plans, Fiscal year (FY) 2011 marks the third year of
USDA's Organic Initiative, and up to $50 million is available this year
for producers to plan and implement conservation practices that
address natural resource concerns in ways that are consistent with
organic production. For example, organic producers may use the funding
to plant cover crops, establish integrated pest management plans, or
implement nutrient management systems consistent with organic
certification standards. Eligible producers include those certified
through USDA's National Organic Program, those transitioning to
certified organic production, and those who meet organic standards but
are exempt from certification because their gross annual organic sales
are less than $5,000. In FY 2010, NRCS obligated nearly $24 million
through the Organic Initiative to help producers implement conservation
practices.
Aeroponics
Aeroponics is a cutting-edge type of
hydroponic technology that grows
nutrients, hydration and oxygen
needed.   
 AeroFarms™ has designed its
aeroponic system to eliminate nozzle
clogging and reduce water consumption
through nutrient re-circulation.  
Compared to soil-based methods,
aeroponics consumes significantly less
water due to the
Cloth Medium
AeroFarms has developed a proprietary,
reusable cloth medium.  Our systems
employ cloth as a conveyor for plants
from one end of the aeroponic system
where they are seeded to the other
end where they are harvested. Cloth
has a number of benefits such as
durability and reusability, increased
cleanliness and sanitation, and the
efficient harvest of a dry and clean
product.

LED Lighting
AeroFarms is pioneering the use of LED
(light emitting diode) lighting for
growing and vertical farming systems.
LEDs have nearly five times more life
expectancy than HPS lighting, resulting
in a much lower total cost of ownership.
LEDs can also be designed in linear and
rectangular shapes that enable
complete yield uniformity in vertical
farming, compared to an HPS bulb that
unevenly distributes light to the crop.  
Another advantage of LEDs is the ability
to target specific wavelengths of light.  
This allows for reduced energy
consumption, Integrated Pest
Management, and nutritional
enhancement of the plants.  Lastly,
LEDs can be placed much closer to the
plants than HPS lights, enabling greater
vertical stack-ability of modules.
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Integrated Pest Management &
Pesticide-Free
Growing and vertical farming in a
standard building structure changes
both pest pressure and the pest
environment.  Plants are grown in a
machine inside the building and not out
in the open where they attract pests.  
Our proprietary cloth growing medium is
sanitized between every growing cycle
of 18-21 days.  The typical pest cycles of
more than 21 days are broken. With our
pest-resistant design, pesticides are
unnecessary.  No special seeds are
required, so pesticide-free seed can be
used.
India: Net houses increase tomato yields and incomes fourfold

Innovative changes in Gujarat are leading to four fold increases in crop
yields - and income - for tomato farmers.

The technology is simple enough, the creation of net houses. They are a
20ft high, dome shaped structure made from iron pipes. They are
partially covered to reduce sunlight that would attract pests, whilst
maintaining a good temperature and humidity for fertilizers.

Chandu Patel is just one growers utilising the new technology and says
he has seen his income increase fourfold in just 45 days. He used to
harvest 40kgs of tomatoes per day, but now gathers in 1,600kgs from his
1.5 acres.

The government provide growers with a 50% subsidy to erect net houses
and this has helped to increase their number. last year there were 12 in
the region and now there are 40, with plans to further increase the
number in use by 150 next year.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Publication date: 2/1/2012

Tomatoes in North America are grown to have a long shelf life because they must be transported miles
and miles to get to the majority of supermarkets. They are harvested before they are ripe, and then they
ripen in the dark, giant trucks that transports them, or in ethylene chambers. The tomato, after traveling as
much as 1500 miles, the average distance food in the United States travels, arrives green or barely ripe
instead of rotten. But it tastes like plastic. And plastic doesn’t have much nutritional value.
New York company Better Food Solutions has an idea that would get rid of the middleman and the need to
transport the vegetables to supermarkets – by growing them on the supermarket’s roof. The hydroponics firm
designs, finances, builds and operates the rooftop greenhouses at grocery stories, and eliminates the need
to transport produce for miles until it gets to its destination, cutting costs and carbon emissions.

With hydroponics, you don’t need soil to grow plants. The roots of a vegetable are immersed in water while
the plant is suspended by a medium like gravel or wool. Better Food Solutions recently merged with Bright
Farm Systems, who design rooftop greenhouses. Bright Farm Systems claims to grow lettuce with 95% less
water, zero land use, and a fraction of the energy and carbon emissions than lettuce grown using
conventional agriculture.

The company has already completed three projects and are are currently working on three different rooftop
farms, which includes plans to build on the roof of an affordable housing development in the South Bronx. All
of the rooftop greenhouses make use of waste heat from the building to heat crops in the winter, capture
rainwater from the greenhouse roof to recover water, and require no pesticides because it is easier to
monitor pest populations in a controlled environment. Bright Farm Systems uses vertically integrated
greenhouses, plants stacked on top of each other and suspended on vertical cables to deal with the issue of
reduced space.

The company claims it will eliminate transport costs for the retailer, meaning the vegetables will be
reasonably priced for the retailer to buy from the company, and will give the consumer fresh, tasty,
nutritious produce, eaten as soon as 12 hours after it was picked. Some restaurants have already taken
advantage of roof space to grow vegetables, so it’s only a matter of time before supermarkets catch on.
Brand new latest Blue Grow Light is
perfect for your plants to promote
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input for our LED grow lights is used
for higher chlorophyll and organic
material production. All 450nm blue
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chlorophyll can make your plants
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LED Grow Light Benefits:
•Best for your Plants: Red
and Blue Mixed LED bulbs
are suitable for plants
heightening and thriving.
•Can be used to control
florescence in hydro and
restrain flowering for higher
and stronger.
•More Efficient: 100% of
the power input for our LED
grow lights is used for your
plant chlorophyll production.
•Better for Environment: It
saves 50% to 90% in
energy consumption
compared to incandescent
bulbs or fluorescent tubes.
•Less Heat: Low heated
LED bulbs will protect your
plants well.
•Less Trouble: No ballast to
burn out likes other plant
lights.
•No infrared ray and
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•The best lighting time (led
grow light lighting time plus
sunlight lighting time) for
plant growing should be 10-
14hrs.
•Perfect for indoor growing.
•Minimal heat to keep your
plants from burning.
•Hanging hardware for easy
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•Brand new in retail
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•Larger lighting coverage and further lighting
distance make more plants absorb the effective light
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•Much Safer! Our upgraded LED grow light has the
better structure of parallel connection.
•If one LED is damaged when short circuit, our
upgraded light maybe have one or three LEDs put
out, but other original LED lights will extinguish
three rows of LEDs (more than twenty LEDs).
•More convenient! AC80-265V full voltage with U.S.
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Power Supply AC80-265V 13W
Output Voltage 36V
Frequency 50-60Hz
LED Qty  225pcs
Color Red and Blue
LED Bulbs Power 0.06w x 225 LEDs (13.5w in
total)  
Lumen(Red/Blue) Red: 7.2Lux x 165LEDs
Blue: 4.8Lux x 60 LEDs
Wavelength Red: 660nm
Blue: 450nm
LEDs Diameter 5mm
Working Temperature -30-60 degree Celsius
Working Humidity Less than 95%
Power Cord Length 25 inch
Light Panel Size 12" L x 12" W x 1-1/2" H  
Lighting Coverage 0.66 Ft - 6.6 Ft
Recommended Height 1Ft - 5Ft
Recommended Coverage One panel per 8.6 square
feet
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20inch 5-1/2 square feet
40inch 7 square feet
60inch 8 square feet
80inch 8-4/5 square feet
I think that we’re about to reach critical mass that so many people are interested
in farmers markets,
interested in organic food, interested in local food, interested in the community-
supported agriculture idea that it’s really up to the farmers to capture this moment to educate and to fill the need,”
Alicia Ellingsworth said. Ellingsworth is the farm manager at Gibbs Road Community Farm in Kansas City, Kan. The 2-
acre plot is part of the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture and often sells at Bad Seed in the winter.

But lately the farm is bringing less to the market.
“This time of year … the farmers are starting to think about spring and summer, so (they’re) thinking more in the
future rather than supplying the food daily,” Ellingsworth said. “But I think it’s important that we take care of these
customers who take care of us all year long.” Nearly 900 winter farmers markets are operating nationwide, according
to the USDA, which counts any market open between November and March, even if it’s open for just one day. They
account for 14 percent of the more than 6,100 farmers markets nationwide.
Canada: Nature Fresh Farms completes 32 acre greenhouse expansion

1,500,000 cartons of Beefsteak tomatoes are expected to be harvested in the 2012 Season from the
new 32 acre high tech greenhouse facility.  The new facility, which has been dedicated to beefsteak
tomatoes, was planted November 30th and the first harvest is expected mid-February 2012.   

Nature Fresh Farms current acreage exceeds 128 acres and an additional 96 acre expansion is set to
begin 2012.  When completed, Nature Fresh Farms will exceed 225 acres of a broad mix of
production commodities and varieties.
Peter Quiring, President of the company, stated “We are looking to bring more variety in our offerings
to our customers and this new facility along with our sweet colored bell peppers, cluster tomatoes,
specialty tomatoes, seedless cucumbers, baby seedless cucumbers and eggplant, makes us a full line
supplier of greenhouse produce.”  
Nature Fresh Farms is currently the largest greenhouse grower of sweet colored bell pepper in North
America, and the largest greenhouse grower in Canada.  Nature Fresh Farms products are marketed
and sold through Nature Fresh Farms Sales Inc.  Brands include Nature Fresh   &   Great Lakes Fresh
branded Peppers, TOV’s, Beefsteak, Seedless Cukes, Baby Eggplant, Amorosa   branded Cocktail
tomatoes, KISS brand grape tomatoes, Heritage brand tomatoes, Natures Flavors mixed colors and
flavors bite size tomatoes.  
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Cravo retractable roof greenhouses/shadehouses
For over 29 years, Cravo has led the world in the design and supply of retractable roof
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specialization and experience has helped us to create a wide range of structures, roof
coverings and drive systems to meet your crop requirements, weather conditions and
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Our extensive experience and focus on understanding crop responses and return on
investment has culminated with the development of the "Retractable Roof Production
System" ( RRPS)™. This production system allows farmers to produce more food per
hectare, producing larger fruit with a longer shelf life, over a longer harvest season while
using less water and virtually eliminating chemicals. Farmers accomplish this simply by
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The RRPS™ helps farmers increase the profitability and sustain ability of food production
particularly in warm and hot climates helping the world cope with the shortages in food,
water and energy.  With sales offices in Canada, Mexico, Spain and Turkey, Cravo is well
positioned to help growers worldwide produce crops more profitably and sustainably while
coping with the erratic changes in global weather patterns.

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US: Greenhouse company grows tomatoes in air

The volume of greenhouse hydroponic tomatoes grown in the US has risen in the last few years as
growers embrace growing year-round without soil. A Nevada company, however, has taken the
next step and not only has a system without soil, but it doesn't even bother with the water or
soil-substitute that many greenhouse growers use. Instead, they grow their tomatoes in the air.
New Gardens provides greenhouse systems which, like most greenhouses, can reap the benefits of
growing year-round and extracting more produce per acre. But New Gardens also does without
any kind of sublayer, so plant roots hang suspended in air.
This system, which they term aeroponics, suspends plant roots in a box where sunlight is kept out
and a nutrient solution is carefully misted to help the plant grow. The water system is
computer-controlled and works on a closed loop, so resources are managed carefully.
They provide their system to growers as a turn-key solution to provide fresh produce to
consumers since their greenhouses can be placed further along the supply chain. Since transport
time is reduced, produce can be left on the vine longer to mature. Additionally, the flexibility of the
growing schedule allows growers to time their harvests to take advantage of market conditions.

Currently, New Gardens only grows tomatoes in their facility, but they envision this technology
could be useful for a variety of crops, like peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, basil, melon, eggplant,
zucchini, cauliflower and many more.
Given all of the advantages of their system, they hope growers will see the value of growing crops
in the air.
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