Controlled Environment

Identifying and controlling botrytis in greenhouse tomato production

Botrytis, or gray mold, caused by the fungus, Botrytis cinerea, can cause significant losses in high tunnel and greenhouse tomato production if not controlled properly. The pathogen can rapidly spread during periods when structures are... more »

Justin Timberlake among celebrities investing in vertical farming company

Recent media reports indicate Justin Timberlake is putting his money into a high-growth sector – literally. He’s one of several celebrities who just invested in Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the U.S.  What is... more »

OnePointOne, Sakata Seed America accelerate vertical farming options

OnePointOne and Sakata Seed America announced today a game-changing collaboration in the acceleration of vertical farming. Together, the two leading entities will share intelligence and analysis focused on maximizing plant outputs while minimizing environmental impact.... more »

BrightFarms extends Southeast presence with high-tech Carolina greenhouse

Bright Farms, a grower of indoor leafy greens, is announcing the opening of its latest indoor farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The 6-acre greenhouse will produce 2 million pounds of lettuce per year for the Southeast... more »

AeroFarms wins Controlled Environment Agriculture Brand Excellence Award

AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, announced May 6 that it is the recipient of the 2021 CEA Brand Excellence Award. The award recognizes AeroFarms’ leadership in the Controlled Environment... more »

Prospiant new name for Gibraltar growing and processing companies

On May 4, Gibraltar Industries announced that Nexus Greenhouse Systems, Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI), Tetra, Apeks Supercritical, Delta Separations and ThermoEnergy Solutions, all part of its greenhouse and custom growing and processing group, have been... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition has food safety standard for indoor-grown produce

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leaders in the controlled environment agriculture industry, announced April 28 the first-ever food safety certification program specifically for CEA-grown leafy greens. Effective immediately, members of the Coalition can... more »

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 80 Acres Farms enter research agreement

Hamilton, Ohio-based vertical farming business 80 Acres Farms has entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station to advance the science of vertical farming. Scientists with the experiment station, the research... more »

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