Controlled Environment

Maintaining temperatures in greenhouses emerging trend in permaculture

A recent market intelligence study forecasts the global agriculture net market to surpass US$1.0 Bn in 2020, and projected to register a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period 2020 and 2030. According to a news release,... more »

Bayer, Prospera Technologies to develop digital solutions for greenhouse growers

As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., an AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.... more »

Growers can save money with taller, higher soil bed design

From Florida to Virginia, farmers are enjoying the fruits of Sanjay Shukla’s labor. His compact-bed geometry system allows growers to plant crops in tall soil beds, and the result is thousands of dollars in annual... more »

Off-season strawberry production webinar to take place Nov. 21

Off-season strawberry production under controlled environments will be the subject of the next Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) Consortium webinar Series. The one-hour webinar will be presented by Chieri Kubota at Ohio State University and will take place Nov.... more »

Growing grapes in high tunnels may reduce pests, increase crop yields

High tunnels may help reduce pests and improve yields for grape growers in Arkansas, said Elena Garcia, horticulture professor and researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Growing grapes under field conditions... more »

Vertical farming company Kalera names new CEO, Daniel Malechuk 

On Sept. 17, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced that it has hired veteran foodservice and grocery industry executive Daniel Malechuk as CEO. Kalera’s co-founder and current CEO, Cristian Toma, will move to the role... more »

Convertible cover for protected apple cultivation unveiled

What is a way of protecting apple cultivation from pests and fungal diseases while reducing the use of pesticides as much as possible? Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands may have developed an... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition creates board, seeks members

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment leafy greens producers, recently completed the formation of its governance structure and is taking steps to accept new members. Controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) is agricultural... more »


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