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Prairie Nursery Grows Important Native Plants in its ATI Greenhouses

Prairie Nursery Grows Important Native Plants in its ATI Greenhouses | Agra Tech

With a relationship that spans several decades, Prairie Nursery in Westfield, Wisconsin has been using greenhouses manufactured by Agra Tech for different applications to accommodate their steady growth since 1992.  

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Founded by J. Robert Smith, Prairie Nursery began as a small garden on a half-acre plot as one of the first nurseries in the country to grow and market native plants. Inspired by the wildflowers and grasses growing around his farm, Smith began experimenting with Lupine and Butterflyweed, teaching himself how to germinate, grow and transplant prairie plants. 

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12/03/2018

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Greenhouse Project in Puerto Rico built between hurricanes

Greenhouse Project in Puerto Rico built between hurricanes | Agra Tech

The Caribe Greenhouse Project in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico 

The Caribe Greenhouse Project in Puerto Rico posed some unique challenges for Agra Tech (ATI) of Pittsburg, CA and not only because it is off the continental US. But by working closely with the Caribe Greenhouse Project team and sending ATI's Technical Support Coordinator, James Roberts, to Puerto Rico three separate times to assist, this expansive assemblage of greenhouses is now completed, even though it was delayed for six months because of two hurricanes. 

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11/08/2018

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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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10/03/2018

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Education  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  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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03/16/2018

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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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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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10/02/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Deep Water Culture  Greenhouse Structure  Hydroponics  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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07/19/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

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

The Burchell Nursery Takes on Large 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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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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03/06/2017

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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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02/08/2017

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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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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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11/08/2016

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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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08/15/2016

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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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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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05/02/2016

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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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01/19/2016

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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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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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11/10/2015

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Lassen Canyon Nursery Produces the World's Finest Strawberry Plants

Lassen Canyon Nursery Produces the World's Finest Strawberry Plants | Agra Tech

Founded in the 1950s, the Lassen Canyon Nursery grows a quarter billion strawberry plants in California, Mexico and China every year while also growing hay on 930 acres. With its headquarters in Redding, CA and multiple locations worldwide, this company is well-known for producing strawberry plants that are healthy and strong for their customers all over the world, including huge growers (such as Dole, Sweet Darling and Naturipe Farms) all the way to small do-it-yourselfers with modest backyard gardens.

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10/12/2015

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Builders  Consultants  Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Insect Exclusion 

Orchids Bloom for a Happy Retiree

Orchids Bloom for a Happy Retiree | Agra Tech

After 30 years as a fire fighter in Hayward, CA, Bart Ingles, 82, retired at age 55 and moved to the rural country of Patterson, CA in Stanislaus County. He bought a little piece of land to retreat from the madness of the Bay Area, not knowing that he would eventually pursue a passion he did not know he had—growing orchids and getting them to bloom for others who were unable to do so.

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08/10/2015

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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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Plug Connection Gets Healthy Plants Started

Plug Connection Gets Healthy Plants Started | Agra Tech

By giving young plants a great start on life since 1987, Plug Connection in Vista, CA is well-known as the west coast’s first ornamental young plant specialist. Today, it is one of the largest plug, liner and grafted vegetable liner producers in the country, providing the products, programs, services, knowledge and flexibility to serve its clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2000, Plug Connection purchased a greenhouse from Agra Tech, Inc. in Pittsburg, CA and today it’s become an integral part of the production processes used at the farm.

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06/09/2015

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Agra Tech and UC Davis Create Tall Greenhouse Research

Agra Tech and UC Davis Create Tall Greenhouse Research | Agra Tech

With a 16-foot eave height greenhouse manufactured by Agra Tech, UC Davis is able to perform research and development on various types of crops. As a part of the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis in Davis, CA, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Services (CA&ES) maintains a total of 162 greenhouses, and one of their newest one is a custom-made 4,500 square-foot greenhouse made by Agra Tech.

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05/06/2015

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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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04/06/2015

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The Finest Orchids in the World are Grown in Agra Tech Greenhouses

The Finest Orchids in the World are Grown in Agra Tech Greenhouses | Agra Tech
McLellan/Tiasuco America grows incredible orchids

By using commercial greenhouses made by Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of greenhouses, McLellan/Tiasuco America grows incredible orchids completely indoor. In 2000, Rod McLellan’s botanical division was purchased by the Taiwan Sugar Company (Taisuco) one of the largest orchid growers on the planet. The purchase gave Taisuco a more prominent position in North America when it bought this long-standing family farm with two large growing operations in California and Texas.

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03/16/2015

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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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02/18/2015

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Agra Tech Helps Willits & Newcomb, Inc. to Keep the Bugs Out

Agra Tech Helps Willits & Newcomb, Inc. to Keep the Bugs Out | Agra Tech

When a large citrus nursery discovered that the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) had been sighted in southern California and was coming their way, they needed help and they needed it right now. An aphid-like insect, the ACP will destroy every citrus tree it encounters and there is no way to stop it, so the nursery called Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading commercial greenhouse manufacturers, located in Pittsburg, CA. They also worked with Ag-Con, a greenhouse construction company located in San Jose, CA. The professionals at Agra Tech and Ag-Con possess more than 300 years of combined experience, designing and building controlled environment structures.

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11/14/2014

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Safe Haven Heirloom Farms Grows and Helps Young Farmers to Blossom

Safe Haven Heirloom Farms Grows and Helps Young Farmers to Blossom | Agra Tech

By focusing on providing top quality heirloom, non-hybrid produce, Safe Haven Heirloom Farms in Orosi, CA grows a wide range of vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, corn, peppers, squash and more. They also produce heirloom seeds, raise organic beef and chicken and are presently experimenting with raising tilapia at their farm. Currently, Safe Haven Heirloom Farms uses greenhouses donated by Agra Tech, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial greenhouses and greenhouse growing systems. Agra Tech has stepped up to help this farm and guided them through the process of growing produce in soil bags using ATI greenhouses.

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09/30/2014

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Dr. Matthew Stong Sets Greenhouse Growers for Success

Dr. Matthew Stong Sets Greenhouse Growers for Success | Agra Tech

When greenhouse farmers require some much-needed help and sage advice, they call a doctor. But he’s not a medical doctor—he’s an agricultural doctor and one of the leading experts on the subject of indoor farming in the world today. By working with greenhouse growers all over the world, Dr. Matthew Stong, Ph.D., is making the planet a healthier place to live, by teaching indoor farmers the importance of organic, sustainable and environmentally-conscious growing techniques. He is the Chief Science Officer at EcoFarms International in Redwood City, CA, a global facilitator of sustainable organic agriculture. Over the years, Dr. Stong has developed a mutually beneficial business relationship with Agra Tech, Inc., in Pittsburg, CA, a company that manufactures commercial greenhouses and provides affordable solutions to Dr. Stong and his greenhouse clients.

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05/09/2014

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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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04/11/2014

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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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03/28/2014

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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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02/12/2014

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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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12/20/2013

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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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11/25/2013

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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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10/08/2013

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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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09/30/2013

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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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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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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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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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05/30/2012

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Custom Trend

Custom Trend | Agra Tech

Custom Trend growing in Structure Market

It’s no small thing. Greenhouse structures, obviously, are not a minor investment. So when it comes to shopping for a new structure, the question in the forefront of a grower’s mind is usually, “How am I going to get the best return for my investment. The answer to that question for many growers today is customization, according to manufacturers.

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04/23/2012

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Shade Houses provide seasonal low-cost protected space

Shade Houses provide seasonal low-cost protected space | Agra Tech

Shade structures provide protection against wind and solar radiation.  They are a useful tool for modifying the environment and extending the growing season, both in cold and warm weather.

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04/23/2012

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Greenhouse Structure 

How to choose The Right Structure, The Right Location, The Right Planning

How to choose The Right Structure, The Right Location, The Right Planning | Agra Tech

Think about future growth when planning a greenhouse operation. Plan for the long term. Not thinking about the future can be a costly mistake if your operation expands and you have to tear down existing greenhouses to add these features later.

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Published on:
04/23/2012

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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses