Controlled Environment

Daniel Malechuk is the new CEO for tech-driven company Kalera

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 »

Bejo Zaden, Signify utilize Philips Green Power LED lighting

Signify, a lighting company, has partnered with seed innovator Bejo Zaden to accelerate breeding of more seed varieties through a new vertical farm approach to cultivation. In the facility, a large climate-controlled room is equipped... more »

Mucci Farms acquires Orangeline Farms, plans expansion

Mucci Farms has acquired controlling interest of Leamington, Ontario based Orangeline Farms, including its existing greenhouse and warehouse facilities, and additional land with plans for expansion. Subsequently, the company also announced additional expansion plans in Canada and the United... more »

Leaders selected for CEA Food Safety Coalition

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 »

Research: Specialty eggplant varieties grow well in high tunnels

Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant varieties developed specifically for growing in greenhouses and high tunnels produced a prolific amount of fruit, offering... more »

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 »


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