Controlled Environment

Biobest introduces automated beneficials dispenser

Biological control and pollination products provider Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help control pests such as mites. Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help... more »

Local Bounti opens Texas CEA facility

Construction of Local Bounti Corp.’s latest greenhouse in northeast Texas signals the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operator’s commitment to reduce food miles throughout the U.S., according to a news release. On Jan. 4, Local Bounti... more »

Registration opens for North American strawberry meetings

Registration is now open for two North American strawberry industry meetings: the North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS) and the North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting (NASGA). Both are scheduled for March 7-10 in San... more »

CEA Alliance expands membership

New board members have been elected to the Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance (CEA). The association, which represents vertical farms and greenhouse producers growing fruits and vegetables in controlled indoor production environments, welcomed eight new members... more »

Profile Products participates in tomato trials – in space

Consider it the ultimate in controlled environment agriculture. For the first time, tomatoes are being grown at the International Space Station (ISS). The Red Robin cherry tomato plants arrived at the ISS on Nov. 26... more »

Microsoft AI partnership helps reduce greenhouse labor issues

Microsoft is collaborating with Blue Radix, a company specializing in autonomous growing, to use artificial intelligence to help reduce the scarcity of crop expertise in greenhouses. Greenhouses around the world are facing a unique crisis.... more »

CEA solutions provider AdeptAg acquires automation firm

AdeptAg, the North American leader in controlled environment production solutions, has acquired Bellpark Horticulture. With the addition of Bellpark, Oberlin, Ohio-based AdeptAg expands its product offerings, sales and support further into the automated horticulture systems... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition expands mission

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, founded in 2019 to develop industrywide food safety standards for indoor leafy greens growers, is expanding its mission to serve the broader needs of all controlled environment food growers. “With... more »

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