Company Acquisition, New GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures Website: This Week’s Industry News

GrowSpan Greenhouse

Want to keep up with the latest news for growers? Check back every Thursday for a quick recap of recent happenings in the fruit and vegetable industry. GrowSpan Greenhouse Evoqua and Its Neptune Benson Business Acquire VAF Filtration Systems Evoqua Water Technologies and its recently acquired Neptune Benson business announced the acquisition of VAF Filtration Systems. The … Read more

Rooftop Farming: An Alternative Growing System

Rooftop farming

Cities are known for their distinctive skylines, high-rise buildings and dense populations, not for production agriculture. Many of the United States’ largest cities lack acres of lush, fertile farmland. The land that is available rents or sells for premium prices. Rooftop farming Read about: Keep Greenhouse Crops Cool in the Summer Challenges aside, urban residents crave fresh … Read more

Water Challenges: Adapting For Too Much or Not Enough

Water Challenges

On a mountainside in Downeast Maine, Gail VanWart and her husband turned their 150-year-old wild blueberry farm into a native pollinator sanctuary. The move, a creative attempt to save the blueberry crop, was a response to several years of intense springtime rainfall that was preventing imported honeybees from pollinating the plants. In Hammonton, New Jersey, … Read more

Making the Cut: Summer Pruning

Summer Pruning

If it’s February or March, it’s likely orchardists are out among the trees, pruning. No matter the type of tree fruit, pruning in late winter helps to keep pruning injury and disease at bay – wounds will quickly heal as the tree breaks dormancy, bark will not injure as readily, and disease pressures are low … Read more