Controlled Environment

Drone workshop focuses on farm use

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit set for Chicago

The 2024 edition of the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit will be in Chicago. The event is scheduled for June 24-25. This is an event for growers, retailers, technology providers, seed companies, investors and policymakers. More... more »

Southeastern Farmer of the Year award goes to Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower

Arkansas greenhouse tomato grower Steve Cobb has been named the overall winner of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2023. Cobb Farms, of Lake City, Arkansas, is a partnership enterprise... more »

USDA enhances, adds specialty crop, organic insurance options

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from farmers and ranchers. To do this, USDA’s Risk Management Agency... more »

USDA Horticultural Research Laboratory adds vertical farming labs

AmplifiedAg, an agricultural technology company focused in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), was awarded the contract from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Fort Pierce, Florida, to supply vertical farming research labs to the agency’s... more »

Chief commercial officer named at vertical farming operator Oishii

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, has appointed Rita Hudetz as chief commercial officer. Hudetz’s consumer packaged goods background will add to Oishii’s executive leadership team. Hudetz will lead Oishii’s... more »

Biological crop protection and pollination pioneer dies

Peter Koppert, a pioneer in biological crop protection and natural pollination, has died. Koppert, founder of Koppert Biological Systems BV in the Netherlands, was 73. Up until only a couple of weeks before his June... more »

Trap system recognized in GreenTech award

Trap-Eye, an automated sticky trap monitoring system, has received recognition by winning the GreenTech Innovation Award. Launched at GreenTech Amsterdam 2023, Biobest’s sticky trap monitoring system employs artificial intelligence to make Integrated Pest Management (IPM)... more »

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