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Inside the World’s First Caviar Farm That Uses Fish Waste to Grow Vegetables

WILTON, CALIF. – ON A FARM JUST OUTSIDE OF SACRAMENTO, hundreds of prehistoric-looking fish swim around in 50-foot diameter tanks. These are white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. They’ve been around since dinosaurs, can grow more than 7 feet long and lay hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time. The roe of these sturgeon are harvested for a boutique food producer regally named Tsar Nicoulai Caviar.

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Published on:
05/30/2018

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Anita Pound

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Deep Water Culture  Greenhouses  Hydroponics 

Adam Pound: Third-Generation and Continuing the Family Tradition

Adam Pound: Third-Generation and Continuing the Family Tradition | Agra Tech

Adam Pound grew up in the family business and today he is the Director of Sales at Agra Tech, Inc., a leader in the commercial greenhouse industry located in Pittsburg, CA. In September, he'll be celebrating ten years working for ATI--a company that his father John Pound founded in 1973 in Salinas, CA.

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Published on:
04/11/2018

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James Roberts

Category:
Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion  Positive Pressure 

Mad River Community Hospital Farm Celebrates First Hydroponic Greenhouse Harvest

Mad River Community Hospital Farm Celebrates First Hydroponic Greenhouse Harvest | Agra Tech

In January of 2017 Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) celebrated its first harvest from its recently built, 450 square-foot hydroponics greenhouse manufactured by Agra Tech in Pittsburg, CA.

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Published on:
03/16/2018

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Greenhouse Structure  Hydroponics  Vegetable Growing 

Feaster Charter School Loves its Greenhouse Entering Year #2

Feaster Charter School Loves its Greenhouse Entering Year #2 | Agra Tech

Growing produce to feed hungry folks while educating our students about innovative growing systems has been a great experience and our second year is going to be exciting.

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Published on:
01/22/2018

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Education  Greenhouses  Hydroponics  Vegetable Growing 

Sunridge Nurseries Undergoes Large Greenhouse Expansion

Sunridge Nurseries Undergoes Large Greenhouse Expansion | Agra Tech

To change with the times and integrate some of the most innovative systems and processes in the greenhouse growing industry today into their operation, Sunridge Nurseries of Bakersfield, CA embarked on a large greenhouse expansion that started earlier this year. With greenhouses and accessories from Agra Tech and construction provided by AgCon, Sunridge Nurseries is entering a new age of mechanization as they continue their role as one of the largest producers of grape stocks in the world. Sunridge currently sells to grape growers that are as far away as Brazil, Peru, and Namibia–pretty much anywhere that does not have a quarantine situation relative to importing plant material.

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Published on:
11/22/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion 

Suncrest USA Shows the Way to a Better Day for Greenhouse Farmers

Suncrest USA Shows the Way to a Better Day for Greenhouse Farmers | Agra Tech

By licensing its cutting-edge Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic technology to greenhouse growers throughout the Western U.S., Suncrest® USA is changing the way lettuce is being grown on the planet. By making Agra Tech, Inc. of Pittsburg, CA its go-to source for greenhouses and accessories, Suncrest is at the cutting-edge of greenhouse technology and hydroponics, one of the fastest growing industries in the world today.

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Published on:
10/02/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Deep Water Culture  Greenhouse Structure  Hydroponics  Vegetable Growing 

Oceanside Unified School District Gets Into Greenhouse Growing

Oceanside Unified School District Gets Into Greenhouse Growing | Agra Tech

Director of Community Engagement and Innovation Vicki Gravlin works for the Oceanside Unified School District that oversees 23 schools. She is in her 27th year as a teacher and administrator and a former principal of Palmquist Elementary.

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Published on:
09/11/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories 

Agra Tech and Lundberg Family Farms Create a One-of-a-Kind Greenhouse

Agra Tech and Lundberg Family Farms Create a One-of-a-Kind Greenhouse | Agra Tech

If you’ve ever purchased any organic rice or rice products at your local grocery store, there’s a very good chance that they were grown at Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, CA. Today, Lundberg Family Farms is the United States’ leading producer of organic rice and rice products as third and fourth generation Lundberg family members are still carrying on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods to produce nutritious and healthy rice products while improving and protecting the environment for more generations to come. “Leave the land better than you found it,” Albert Lundberg told his sons, something they still believe and practice to this day at Lundberg Family Farms.

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Published on:
08/16/2017

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Builders  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion  Resesarch  Vegetable Growing 

Brightwater Farms Doubles Capacity with New ATI Greenhouse

Brightwater Farms Doubles Capacity with New ATI Greenhouse | Agra Tech

Brightwater Farms, LLC is in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, a hydroponic farm that uses two greenhouses made by Agra Tech, Inc. of Pittsburg, CA. They recently purchased their second structure from ATI to accommodate more sales and enable them to achieve better and bigger things.

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Published on:
07/19/2017

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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Add Value with TAVA Benching

Add Value with TAVA Benching | Agra Tech

At Agra Tech we listen, we learn, and we deliver. In our 40+ years of experience we have had the opportunity to truly understand which accessories can add value to our greenhouses; knowledge that we pass on to our customers so their plants can perform the best they possibly can. With greenhouse automation on the rise, it’s clear that the industry is searching for ways to improve efficiency and cut expenses.

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Published on:
05/03/2017

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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

The Burchell Nursery Takes on Enormous Project with the Help of Agra Tech

The Burchell Nursery Takes on Enormous Project with the Help of Agra Tech | Agra Tech

By embarking on an ambitious three-phase project consisting of a screen house, a head house and a greenhouse for insect exclusion and a standalone propagation house in conjunction with Agra Tech, Inc., the Burchell Nursery is poised to start a new chapter in almond and citrus tree production.

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Published on:
04/04/2017

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Builders  Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion 

Trevor Airola: The Student Becomes the Teacher

Trevor Airola: The Student Becomes the Teacher | Agra Tech

While most 24-year-olds are out there finding themselves and considering their career options, Trevor Airola has already landed the job of his life and if everything works out for the young man, it will be the only position he will ever hold.

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Published on:
03/06/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure 

California Berry Cultivars is a World-Class "Strawberry Start-Up"

California Berry Cultivars is a World-Class "Strawberry Start-Up" | Agra Tech

To develop the strawberries of the future with all of the attributes that a strawberry lover covets–such as sugar content, juiciness and that perfect texture–California Berry Cultivars (CBC) in Oxnard, CA is using cutting-edge technology to create amazing strawberries. And that’s why they recently purchased a 1,800 square foot Solar Light greenhouse from Agra Tech, commercial greenhouse manufacturer. CBC has been using this greenhouse since mid-2016 to achieve their pursuit of the ultimate strawberry.

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Published on:
02/08/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses 

Cover Produce & Agra Tech Have a Relationship Spanning Four Decades

Cover Produce & Agra Tech Have a Relationship Spanning Four Decades | Agra Tech

A multi-generation, family-run operation that grows some of the finest tomatoes in the area, Cover Produce in Tuolumne, CA recently acquired an Agra Tech greenhouse to increase their ability to grow tomatoes year-round. By working closely with Agra Tech sales engineer, Jim Bergantz and much of the company’s support team, in addition to Ag-Con, Inc., Peter Cover and his large family were able to erect a brand-new ATI greenhouse in a short time with outstanding results. This relationship has now come full circle, because believe it or not, back in the early 1980’s, Peter’s parents purchased an Agra Tech greenhouse that they still use.

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Published on:
01/17/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

Agra Tech and CEAC Maintain a Healthy and Growing Relationship

Agra Tech and CEAC Maintain a Healthy and Growing Relationship | Agra Tech

The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) in Tucson supports education, research and extension/outreach as part of the school’s Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering and the School of Plant Sciences. Both within their the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the CEAC is known as the country’s leading institution for greenhouse growing education, featuring the finest professors in every aspect of this burgeoning industry. By staying ahead of the technology, the CEAC also offers an innovation platform for plant physiology, sensor technology and applied computer technology.

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Published on:
12/19/2016

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Dave Wilson Nursery Builds Large Greenhouse Manufactured by Agra Tech, Inc.

Dave Wilson Nursery Builds Large Greenhouse Manufactured by Agra Tech, Inc. | Agra Tech

To increase its capacity for growing rootstock, as well as extend the growing season, Dave Wilson Nursery Inc. is working with Agra Tech, Inc. to design and build a standalone 150,000 sq. ft. greenhouse facility with a wide range of cutting-edge features throughout. For the commercial side of Dave Wilson Nursery, this addition is part of a two-stage expansion plan, with another 75,000-sq. ft. addition anticipated to take place sometime next year.

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Published on:
11/08/2016

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Builders  Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses 

Agra Tech Plays a Role in the Helical Outpost Project

Agra Tech Plays a Role in the Helical Outpost Project | Agra Tech

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial greenhouses, Agra Tech in Pittsburg, CA is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the industry and a huge part of that is acting as consultants for cutting-edge companies. One of these examples is their involvement in the Helical Outpost® project, a sustainable, state-of-the-art, plug-and-play food, water, electricity and communication system that comes in a box and can be easily transported. It is intended to create global goodwill, reduce poverty and hunger and improve health for communities here in the United States and worldwide.

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Published on:
08/15/2016

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Greenhouse Structure  Vegetable Growing 

Agra Tech's Jim Bergantz Makes Permitting Presentation at 2016 Indoor Ag Tech Conference

Agra Tech's Jim Bergantz Makes Permitting Presentation at 2016 Indoor Ag Tech Conference | Agra Tech

Agra Tech, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of commercial greenhouses in the Western US, but they do so much more than selling structures and growing systems to greenhouse farmers. Since day one, Agra Tech has played an integral role in helping to advise the entire industry and assisting people as they enter this field. To this end, the experienced and highly-skilled professionals at Agra Tech speak at seminars, conferences and other events. They don’t get paid for these presentations, but do it for the betterment of the industry as a whole.

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Published on:
07/13/2016

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Builders  Greenhouses 

Agra Tech and Phoenix IRC Work Together to Create Community Farm

Agra Tech and Phoenix IRC Work Together to Create Community Farm | Agra Tech

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, to reclaim control of their future and to strengthen their communities. Recently, Agra Tech, a leading manufacturer of commercial greenhouses, played an integral role in helping IRC in Phoenix, AZ to establish a small greenhouse in conjunction with their New Roots Program.

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Published on:
06/03/2016

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Vegetable Growing 

Micro Paradox Acquires Greenhouse System Designed and Installed by ATI

Micro Paradox Acquires Greenhouse System Designed and Installed by ATI | Agra Tech

Always on the cutting-edge of the commercial greenhouse industry, Agra Tech of Pittsburg, CA and Micro Paradox of Pleasant Grove, CA worked in close conjunction to create a commercial greenhouse system that is unique and unprecedented.

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Published on:
05/02/2016

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Builders  Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses 

Feeding People in the Future: An Interview with Dr. Merle Jensen

Feeding People in the Future: An Interview with Dr. Merle Jensen | Agra Tech

Dr. Merle Jensen is the Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein of the present and the future of controlled agricultural greenhouse systems all rolled up into one person. By helping to feed the inhabitants of approximately 50 countries, and teaching his greenhouse growing systems to literally thousands of farmers worldwide, Jensen has a resume and a legacy that is impressive, to say the least.

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Published on:
04/01/2016

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Greenhouses 

Hayes Wholesale Nurseries in New Zealand Uses Agra Tech's Agra Benches

Hayes Wholesale Nurseries in New Zealand Uses Agra Tech's Agra Benches | Agra Tech

With customers worldwide, Agra Tech in Pittsburg, CA has greenhouses and ancillary products in countries all over the world and in this case, New Zealand is the setting for this story. Hayes Wholesale Nurseries is the New Zealand’s largest wholesale growers and suppliers of Pac geraniums, fuchsias and Pac Pelargoniums and sells to local garden centers as well as national chains throughout the country.

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Published on:
03/03/2016

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Growing with a Purpose and a Passion at J&J Garden Center in Utah

Growing with a Purpose and a Passion at J&J Garden Center in Utah | Agra Tech
 J&J Garden Center and Nursery

To continue the legacy of an old farm as it enters the new age of greenhouse growing, brothers Jerry and Dave Stevenson operate J&J Garden Center and Nursery on the identical land that their father, grandfather and great grandfather farmed for generations before them.

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Published on:
01/19/2016

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure 

Building Greenhouses Is Not Just a Job - It's Also a Higher Calling at Kira Construction

Building Greenhouses Is Not Just a Job - It's Also a Higher Calling at Kira Construction | Agra Tech

Kira Construction, Inc. is a North San Diego County-based construction company that builds greenhouses for a wide range of southern California growers, nurseries and propagation houses.  The highly experienced and knowledgeable team at Kira Construction taps into over 75 years of combined construction experience to build the best commercial greenhouses in the world, manufactured by Agra Tech, Inc., one of the leaders in the greenhouse industry.  With a stellar reputation based on safely producing quality greenhouses that feature exemplary workmanship, Kira Construction prides itself on offering some of the finest customer satisfaction in the industry today, by meeting stringent deadlines and completion projects on-time.

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Published on:
04/11/2014

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Builders  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses 

Constructing a Greener World in California ... One Greenhouse at a Time

Constructing a Greener World in California ... One Greenhouse at a Time | Agra Tech

By building commercial greenhouses that produce food and plants throughout the Golden State, Ag-Con Construction of San Jose, CA helps to bring better, healthier and fresher food to people all over the world. Since 1989, Ag-Con has been constructing greenhouses of all sizes and for multiple purposes and has performed more than 3,000 projects since opening its doors. Owner Ray Pound and his highly-experienced crew have built commercial greenhouses for large indoor farmers, flower growers, seed companies, citrus growers, organic farmers, agriculture research and development companies and even small mom-and-pop operations.

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Published on:
03/28/2014

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Builders  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses 

War Veteran/Second-Generation Farmer Embraces Greenhouse Way

War Veteran/Second-Generation Farmer Embraces Greenhouse Way | Agra Tech

Eric Boyd, 29, grew up on a 16-acre family farm in San Luis Obispo, CA., so he knows that farm work is hard and the hours are long. But, through a life-changing series of events, Boyd is now farming at his family farm but in a different way–by using a commercial greenhouse that he purchased from Agra Tech, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial greenhouses and greenhouse growing systems.

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Published on:
02/12/2014

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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Major Worldwide Seed Manufacturer Values Its Agra Tech Greenhouses

Major Worldwide Seed Manufacturer Values Its Agra Tech Greenhouses | Agra Tech

In 2008, two of the world’s leading seed companies merged when Harris Moran Seed Company (a U.S. entity) and Clause Vegetable Seeds, (a French company) joined forces to become a major player in the development and production of vegetable seeds worldwide. Now called HM.CLAUSE, this international company specializes in the breeding, production and commercialization of vegetable seeds in a wide range of varieties for professional growers.

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Published on:
12/20/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Resesarch  Vegetable Growing 

Our Neighbors Farm Uses an Agra Tech Greenhouse for Planting and Teaching

Our Neighbors Farm Uses an Agra Tech Greenhouse for Planting and Teaching | Agra Tech

An oasis of food and generosity thrives in Safford, Arizona at Our Neighbors Farm, a 1.3-acre farm that grows fruit and vegetables for Our Neighbors Pantry Food Bank, a food bank that is also located at the same location. In addition to growing a wide range of things, Our Neighbors Farm also hosts garden-based classes for school children, teaching them how to plant, cultivate and harvest plants. Both the farm and the pantry are projects of Graham County Interfaith Care Alliance and currently use a commercial greenhouse made by Agra Tech, Inc. in Pittsburg, California, one of the world’s largest greenhouse manufacturers and a leader in the indoor horticulture industry.

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Published on:
11/25/2013

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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

LED Lighting Can Save Time and Money

LED Lighting Can Save Time and Money | Agra Tech

With LED lighting systems that can speed up the growing process more affordably than ever before, greenhouse growers are flocking to these newer, cooler and longer-lasting lighting systems that use less energy than incandescent lights. In this article, we’ll shed some light on this ever-changing technology and how LED lights can be successfully used in conjunction with commercial greenhouses manufactured by Agra Tech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial greenhouses and accessories as well as a major distributor of associated equipment for commercial, horticultural, and agricultural growers, retail nurseries, research and education facilities.

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Published on:
11/05/2013

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

CSP Labs Tests the Seeds of the World

CSP Labs Tests the Seeds of the World | Agra Tech

Founded by Dr. Parm Randhawa in 1992, California Seed & Plant Labs (CSP Labs) performs seed health testing primarily for the vegetable seed industry. Fifteen years ago, CSP Labs expanded its list of capabilities to incorporate a wider range of services, including seed germination, seed purity, disease diagnosis, resistance screening, hybrid purity, variety fingerprinting and Non-GMO testing.

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Published on:
10/08/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Resesarch 

Take Cover - Citrus budwood grown in positive pressure greenhouses keeps pests at bay

Take Cover - Citrus budwood grown in positive pressure greenhouses keeps pests at bay | Agra Tech

A single insect is one insect too many. In fact, the future of California’s citrus industry may well rest on the exclusion of insect vectors from the Citrus Research Board (CRB) sponsored greenhouses at the University of California, Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC).

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Published on:
09/30/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion 

McPhail Farms a Greenhouse Success Story

McPhail Farms a Greenhouse Success Story | Agra Tech

A third-generation family of farmers, McPhail Farms in Lyndon, Washington has been operating a U-Pick operation and farm stand growing and selling blueberries for many years.  Seven years ago, the McPhail family began growing tomatoes in a greenhouse environment and today they produce 80,000 tomatoes annually. Selling them primarily at local grocery stores, McPhail Farms purchased two commercial greenhouses from Agra Tech, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of greenhouses, and learned how to grow amazing tomatoes consistently from classes taught through the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center’s (CEAC) annual Symposium.

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Published on:
06/27/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Who Let the Bugs Out? ATI Acts Quickly for Monrovia Nurseries

Who Let the Bugs Out? ATI Acts Quickly for Monrovia Nurseries | Agra Tech

With the clock ticking and much to lose, Agra Tech, Inc., (ATI) a manufacturer of commercial greenhouses, in conjunction with Ag-Con Construction, saved the day for Monrovia Nurseries, headquartered in Azusa, California. By acting quickly and making a series of sage decisions along the way, Agra Tech and Ag-Con Construction pooled their cumulative experience and skills to prevent a possibly tragic situation for Monrovia’s citrus crop in Visalia, California.

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Published on:
06/21/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Insect Exclusion  Vegetable Growing 

Q&A with Michael Christian from American Hydroponics

Q&A with Michael Christian from American Hydroponics | Agra Tech

In a partnership with commercial greenhouse manufacturer, Agra Tech, Inc., American Hydroponics works closely together to enable and train its growers worldwide, so that they can grow vegetables in greenhouse environments. We sat down with Michael Christian, the president of American Hydroponics recently to discuss the growing business of growing vegetables in greenhouses and using his company’s hydroponic systems.

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Published on:
05/22/2013

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Parsons Homegrown Grows Tomatoes That Get Attention

Parsons Homegrown Grows Tomatoes That Get Attention | Agra Tech

The Parsons family grows grapes and tomatoes in Fulton, Calif., a farm they established in 1994. Today, Kelley and Tom Parsons at Parsons Homegrown grow some of the finest tomatoes in California, by using a greenhouse the couple purchased from Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of greenhouses designed for vegetable growing and all other types of greenhouse farming. Currently Parsons Homegrown grows three varieties of tomatoes–Favorita, a cherry tomato; Geronimo, a red beefsteak, and Yellow Boy, a yellow beefsteak.

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05/06/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Vegetable Growing 

Let's Meet Agra Tech's Jim Bergantz, Sales Engineer

Let's Meet Agra Tech's Jim Bergantz, Sales Engineer | Agra Tech

Jim, please tell us about your background when it relates to farming, agriculture and greenhouse farming?

I literally grew up in a greenhouse and purchased my parents’ retail nursery and wholesale/retail growing operation right after graduating from college. That’s where I found my passion in growing bedding plants, native trees, shrubs and poinsettias and learned there is no substitute for getting your hands dirty and working hard. I loved the challenges the business presented;  meeting greenhouse heating and cooling requirements in the extreme heat and cold of foothills weather, managing a seasonal staff, adjusting cultural variables to make sure plants were blooming or colored-up to meet the demands of our customers at holiday times. To promote our business, I developed a weekly radio show which aired for one hour every Saturday and afforded me the opportunity to interface with interesting experts in our field.

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Published on:
04/23/2013

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Greenhouses  Personnel 

Interview with Hydroponics Pioneer Dr. Howard Resh

Interview with Hydroponics Pioneer Dr. Howard Resh | Agra Tech

DR. Howard M. Resh, PhD is a universally known hydroponics researcher, author and practitioner and one of the world’s true pioneers in the field of hydroponics. He has incorporated commercial greenhouses from Agra Tech, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of greenhouses and considered a leader in the field, into several of his projects over the years and was kind enough to be interviewed for this article.

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04/04/2013

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Hydroponics  Vegetable Growing 

Sunridge Nurseries Plays a Huge Role in the Wine Industry Worldwide

Sunridge Nurseries Plays a Huge Role in the Wine Industry Worldwide | Agra Tech

If you drank a glass of California wine recently there is a very good chance that the grapes for your Cabernet or Chardonnay came from vines produced by Sunridge Nurseries. Located in Bakersfield, California at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, Sunridge Nurseries has a distinct advantage for growing the best grape vines in the world. By capitalizing on its phylloxera-free sandy soils, and its long growing season, the nursery is in an ideal location to consistently produce superior grape vines.

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12/11/2012

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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Agra Tech's Energy Curtains Provide Control and Significant Energy Savings

Agra Tech's Energy Curtains Provide Control and Significant Energy Savings | Agra Tech

By controlling the growing environment in a commercial greenhouse and being able to manipulate the weather at any time, Energy Shield Curtain Systems manufactured by Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial greenhouses, are used by growers throughout the country for a plethora of different uses.

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11/13/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Archi's Acres Offers War Veterans Blossoming Careers

Archi's Acres Offers War Veterans Blossoming Careers | Agra Tech

With a high percentage of unemployment among our country’s war veterans, Archi’s Acres and Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) fulfill a pressing need by providing sustainable careers in small-scale organic farming for veterans. By training servicemen and women to establish small farms and setting them up for success within the agricultural industry, VSAT has graduated more than 100 veterans to work for existing farms or starting their very own small businesses and/or family farms. This effort is the brainchild of Colin Archipley and his wife Karen, an amazing couple that is passionate about their organization and proactively supports sustainable agriculture while serving our nation’s veterans.

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08/15/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Vegetable Growing 

Gifted Gardens is Growing with the Help of Agra Tech, Inc.

Gifted Gardens is Growing with the Help of Agra Tech, Inc. | Agra Tech

By providing fruitful employment for people with disabilities, Lake Area Industries (LAI) established Gifted Gardens, a program in Camdenton, Missouri where members grow bedding plants and flowers for sale to the community. It all began as a seedling of an idea, but with the help of people like noted horticulturist Bill Regen and by purchasing a Solar Light greenhouse from Agra Tech, Inc., one of the world’s premier commercial greenhouse manufacturing companies, Gifted Gardens has blossomed into a beautiful workshop program that benefits employees and customers alike.

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07/17/2012

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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses 

Agra Tech Helps Keep Insects Out

Agra Tech Helps Keep Insects Out | Agra Tech

Positive-pressure greenhouses fulfill research station’s need.

The Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) at the University of California is the home of a program that’s responsible for the introduction, therapy, pathogen testing and distribution of germplasm to the citrus industry and researchers of California and other states. Since the 1960s, when the first Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) trees were planted at LREC, the CCPP has found it necessary to move its operations from open field plantings to protective screen structures and, finally, to positive-pressure greenhouses. The goal is to keep harmful insects away from valuable germplasm.

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Published on:
05/30/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Insect Exclusion  Positive Pressure 

Building Permits

Building Permits | Agra Tech

CRACKING THE CODE

Tips for obtaining a greenhouse building permit

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04/20/2012

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Greenhouses 

Natural Ventilation

Natural Ventilation | Agra Tech

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS versus NATURAL VENTILATION

While retractable roof systems are the latest and trendiest in design, they may not be for everyone. When considering a retractable roof, ask yourself what it is you expect from the system. The main function of a retractable roof is hardening off crop, not ventilation.

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04/20/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories 

Positive Pressure Systems, From Concept to Reality

Positive Pressure Systems, From Concept to Reality | Agra Tech

There is an indescribable feeling when it all connects: design, engineering, structure, and growing. It’s that elation every manufacturer feels when a new idea meets the challenge of everyday reality. When it all comes together you know your company will make an impact on the industry.

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04/20/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouses