This year, renowned researchers in the produce space contributed to Produce Grower’s 2018 Urban Agriculture series. Read each of the articles in the series below.
February 2018 – Agriculture’s homecoming
Urban agriculture farms give rise to a new landscape of opportunities for commercial growers.
Electric lighting is needed to either supplement naturally available sunlight, extend day length or serve as the sole source of light.
April 2018 – Urban crop production in vertical farms
Optimizing resource use such as for energy, water, nutrients, and CO2 is essential for the long-term viability of vertical farm systems.
June 2018 – Rethinking rooftops
Urban agriculture has been gradually moving to rooftops, a previously underutilized space with a lot of growing potential.
August 2018 – Cultivating community
Growers and retailers connect with the community and school garden movement.
September 2018 - Ensuring customer success with indoor home gardening
Home gardening of edibles in indoor environments is a growing market for companies supplying plants and growing systems.
October 2018 - Economics of urban agTargeting high-value, niche markets or products, and adapting a social business model can help urban greenhouses derive profit.