Controlled Environment

Greens to be grown at new 140,000-square-foot Texas plant

A new, 140,000-square-foot indoor vertical farm in San Antonio, Texas, being built by Soli Organic will grow more than 10 varieties of greens and herbs. The facility, in the mixed-use Brooks Community at the site... more »

Oishii introduces indoor vertical strawberry farm

Oishii opened a new, 237,500 square feet indoor vertical strawberry farm in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Amatelas Farm, which is named after the Japanese Goddess of the Sun, runs on renewable energy and introduces a new... more »

First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

Canadian greenhouse lighting effort involves strawberries

Strawberries are a part of Canada’s Center for Horticultural Innovation’s search for the best possible supplemental lighting to integrate into the greenhouse industry. The center plans to conduct strawberry trials in their experimental greenhouse, testing... more »

CEA Alliance welcomes supply chain loan guarantee program bill

The CEA Alliance applauds the introduction of the Food Supply Chain Capacity and Resiliency Act of 2024. The bill, sponsored by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Mike Braun (R-IN), is designed to provide critical alternative... more »

Edible Gardens vertical integration program starts with herbs

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower Edible Garden AG Inc. is switching to in-house production of potted herbs, a move expected to enhance its margins. The company, which markets conventional and organic herbs, salads and other... more »

MSU upgrades greenhouses

In late December 2022, bitterly cold days hit the Michigan State University campus. Temperatures never climbed higher than 19 degrees F, while the low plunged to 3 F. While the frigid conditions aren’t entirely rare... more »

Cox Farms debuts with network of 17 greenhouses

Cox Enterprises has launched Cox Farms, with 17 BrightFarms and Mucci Farms greenhouse locations in North America. Cox Farms represents a commitment to making the world a better place by future-proofing the world of produce... more »

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