Controlled Environment

New greenhouse tomato handbook published in Mississippi

Greenhouse tomato production has attracted much attention in recent years, partly because of a new wave of interest in “alternative crops.” The attraction is based on the perception that greenhouse tomatoes may be more profitable... more »

Two-spotted spider mites hit high tunnel vegetables

In mid-June I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1 at top). These pests vary in color from white to yellow to red. Mites... more »

Ag census: Greenhouse tomato space soars

Call it the age of the greenhouse tomato. The last decade has been good to that growing technique, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Greenhouse space is up across the U.S. overall, and vegetable... more »

Cornell CALS looks at the future of CEA and urban farming

As we gear up to the second Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 19-20 in New York, we found out what the summit’s Research Partner Cornell University has been working on, with insights from Neil... more »

Open houses highlight sustainable agriculture research at UGA

The University of Georgia (UGA) is a hub for research that will shape farms tomorrow, and northeast Georgians will get a sneak peek at the future of farming at two farm tour open houses this... more »

Enza Zaden breeding greens for indoor farming

Enza Zaden will bring its expertise in breeding vegetables for high-tech controlled environment agriculture and vertical farms to the upcoming AgTech Innovation Summit June 19-20 in New York City. The second annual Indoor AgTech Innovation... more »

BrightFarms to build Pennsylvania greenhouse with GIANT business

BrightFarms recently broke ground on a 250,000-square-foot greenhouse at Selinsgrove in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. On Monday, May 20, dozens gathered at the construction site before attending a celebration at Susquehanna University, according to a press... more »

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York attracts start-ups

Seven dynamic international agtech start-ups will be taking the spotlight at the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York, (June 19-20), seeking investment opportunities and corporate connections to scale up innovative solutions including machine learning... more »


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