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Researchers Find Specialty Eggplant Varieties Grow Well in High Tunnels

July 23, 2019

Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant…
Greenhouses contend with the climate to keep plants growing

August 22, 2018

Lynn Hummel pays attention to the weather. Especially when it’s time to spray for insects. “Imagine getting into…
Down on the farm … in your apartment

May 14, 2018

Vegetables are part of a healthy diet, but urban apartment dwellers in some places around the world don’t…
Chef aims to nurture the seeds of a new food system

April 13, 2018

Chef Dan Barber believes the future of local food lies in locally produced seeds. In just under two decades,…
GreenHouse program coordinator blends sustainability, student life

February 27, 2018

Teaching about agriculture and sustainability during semesters filled with classes and tests is hard enough. It’s even harder…
Researchers trace the potato’s origins, learn about its untapped potential

January 8, 2018

The comfort food we know and love today as the potato was domesticated between 8,000 and 10,000 years…
Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months

June 3, 2015

The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused…
A Better, Greener World: cutting-edge biology greenhouses

March 31, 2015

UCSB scientists conduct top-caliber botanical research in cutting-edge biology greenhouses At UC Santa Barbara, the high-tech research greenhouses…
Engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

March 26, 2014

Iowa State’s Liang Dong examines a microfluidic seed chip, an essential part of the instrument he’s developing to…
The high cost of closed-system urban farming based on electrically generated photosynthetic light

February 21, 2014

Traditional greenhouses like this one, which produces hydroponic lettuce in Dryden, N.Y., are a more sustainable form of…
West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought

September 5, 2013

The results of research conducted by professors at UC Santa Barbara and colleagues mark the beginning of a…
Prototype for the CO2 vacuum cleaner

July 15, 2013

ETH-Zurich spin-off Climeworks is looking to filter carbon dioxide out of the ambient air and sell it to…
Small dam construction to reduce greenhouse emissions is causing ecosystem disruption

June 20, 2013

Researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various nations…
LEDs reduce costs for greenhouse tomato growers, study shows

May 13, 2013

Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield, according…
Rather than ‘Figure Out More Ways to Blow People Up’, Former NASA Engineer Seeks Solution to Feed World

February 22, 2013

When NASA ended its space shuttle program in 2011, a lot of the engineers and systems technology staff…
Vegetables in the Sky: Year-Round Hydroponic Production on Urban Rooftops

December 11, 2012

Although the Swartz family has been farming for three generations, Joe Swartz’s Sky Vegetables in Amherst is very…
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