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Leichtag Common's New Greenhouse Project

Leichtag Common's New Greenhouse Project | Agra Tech

Agra Tech Steps Up for the Leichtag Common's New Greenhouse Project 

The Leichtag Common's Director of Engineering Dempsey Sawyer has been working with Agra Tech of Pittsburg, CA and AgCon of San Jose, CA in the design and construction of a very unique gutter-connected series of six Continental ATI greenhouses at their 67.5 acre agricultural property less than one mile from the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Encinitas, CA. It's the kind of project that both companies aren't afraid to get involved in and that's why it's both exciting and intriguing at the same time. 

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Published on:
10/03/2018

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Anita Pound

Category:
Education  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Greenhouse Plastics

Greenhouse Plastics | Agra Tech

Greenhouse Plastics: It’s All in the Film 

Jim Ralles, the owner of ARI in Belmont, CA knows the greenhouse film (or plastic) market inside and out, because he’s been working with greenhouse plastics since he was a teenager, he said. He shared his knowledge and expertise with these products, which are used extensively by Agra Tech, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial greenhouses that are used by growers worldwide. Because the right type of film can maximize growing and thereby increase profits considerably, Ralles explained the different types of greenhouse film and the basic concepts behind each.

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Published on:
09/10/2018

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Anita Pound

Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

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 

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 

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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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

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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Category:
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 

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 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 

Large Companies Tap into Agra Tech's Knowledge and Cutting-Edge Products

Large Companies Tap into Agra Tech's Knowledge and Cutting-Edge Products | Agra Tech

Agra Tech, manufacturer of commercial greenhouses and located in Pittsburg, CA, works with small growers all the way to the largest agricultural providers in the world because they value Agra Tech for its extensive experience, innovative spirit and extensive knowledge.

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Published on:
12/14/2015

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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Insect Exclusion  Positive Pressure  Vegetable Growing 

California Transplants Helps Farmers to Get a Growing Start

California Transplants Helps Farmers to Get a Growing Start | Agra Tech

California Transplants in Newman, CA was established in 1997 when Ted Woods, a grower with more than three decades of experience in the vegetable transplant industry started his business. Today the farm operates under approximately 1.9 million square feet of plastic. The plastic we’re referring sits atop the 274 greenhouses that California Transplants uses and maintains on their 100-acre farm.

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Published on:
11/10/2015

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

Seeds and Transplants Help Keithly-Williams to Grow

Seeds and Transplants Help Keithly-Williams to Grow | Agra Tech

Keithly-Williams has been one of the world’s leading growers of vegetable and fruit seeds for nearly three decades and is known for providing high-quality seeds to farmers worldwide. Through its highly-trained and knowledgeable sales force, Keithly-Williams has been making its customers happy since 1981, led by Kelly Keithly, age 70, who has been in the seed-growing industry for nearly half a century and has seen it evolve at a rapid rate. Keithly started back in 1970 as a seed salesman and today he runs a large operation that grows seeds and also grows transplants for farmers throughout the country.

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Published on:
07/13/2015

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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

A Growing Demand at Woods Transplants

A Growing Demand at Woods Transplants | Agra Tech

Woods Transplants in Gustine, CA was established in 2008 and currently the farm consists of 28 acres containing 54 greenhouses and totaling 400,000 square feet of greenhouse space. The farm produces primarily tomatoes and during the off-season, they grow kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, celery and peppers, Woods said and everything sold is in the form of transplants. The greenhouses featured at Woods Transplants are purchased from Agra Tech, Inc. of Pittsburg, CA—one of the largest commercial greenhouse manufacturers on the west coast.

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Published on:
04/06/2015

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Category:
Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

Go Green Agriculture Goes with Agra Tech Greenhouse

Go Green Agriculture Goes with Agra Tech Greenhouse | Agra Tech
Go Green Agriculture | Agra Tech

Go Green Agriculture is a family-owned farm in Encinitas, CA that grows leafy greens without soil in climate-controlled greenhouses made by Agra Tech, Inc. in Pittsburg, CA,commercial greenhouse manufacturer. The company grows lettuce, kale, spinach and basil year-round by carefully manipulating the light, humidity, temperature and nutrients, among other things, to produce ½ million plants for sale every month, through a wide range of retailers, including Barons Market, Safeway and Whole Foods, to name a few.

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Published on:
02/18/2015

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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Hydroponics  Vegetable Growing 

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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Category:
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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Category:
Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

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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Category:
Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Insect Exclusion  Vegetable Growing 

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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Published on:
05/06/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Vegetable Growing 

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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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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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

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