Controlled Environment

Marni Karlin is CEA Food Safety Coalition’s first executive director  

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment (CEA) leafy greens producers, has named Marni Karlin as the organization's first executive director. A seasoned public affairs expert with an extensive background in the... more »

Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture conference set Dec. 5 in Dallas

The first Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference Dec. 5 in Dallas will provide information on a wide range of topics as well as access to Texas A&M AgriLife and industry experts, coordinators said. Experts from... more »

BrightFarms unveils 280,000-square-foot location in North Carolina

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County, North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Oct. 30. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community... more »

Plenty to open vertical farm in LA

Vertical farming company  Plenty recently announced it will build a new operation to serve southern California. The farm, about the size of a soccer field, is planned to begin development in Compton later this year... more »

MSU trustees approve funding request for greenhouse expansion

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees is supporting a state funding request for the renovation and expansion of plant science greenhouses to enhance research and education. MSU is a global leader in plant... more »

Ohio greenhouse workshop deals with sustainable, safe production

The Ohio State University’s annual Greenhouse Management Workshop takes a cross-commodity approach covering both ornamental and vegetable crops. This year’s theme is Sustainable and Safe Crop Production – important area regardless of crop species for... more »

Illinois research park to get agtech greenhouse

Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation broke ground Oct. 23 on a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse in the Research Park. The planned greenhouse will support a research project, “Realizing Increased Photosynthetic... more »

Tomato bacterial spot fought in transplant seedlings

New findings from University of Florida (UF/IFAS) scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to... more »


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