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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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Category:
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:
02/22/2018

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Admin

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories 

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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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Deep Water Culture  Greenhouse Structure  Hydroponics  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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Published on:
04/04/2013

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Admin

Category:
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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Published on:
12/11/2012

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Admin

Category:
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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Published on:
11/13/2012

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Category:
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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Published on:
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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Published on:
07/17/2012

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Admin

Category:
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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Category:
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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Published on:
04/20/2012

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Admin

Category:
Greenhouses 

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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Published on:
04/20/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  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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Published on:
04/20/2012

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Admin

Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories