Controlled Environment

Updated tables for insecticides, fungicides in greenhouses available

The new 2020/2021 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Guide has newly updated tables for selected conventional and organic fungicides and insecticides for use on greenhouses vegetables. This information can be found in the Pest Management Section... more »

Food-loss study: More CEA use could help public perception

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the value of uneaten food at the retail and consumer levels at around $161.6 billion annually. While a considerable number of studies have examined this type of food loss,... more »

Study eyes viability of indoor farming to grow leafy greens

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy... more »

Study examines root rot in hydroponic leafy greens

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team is conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the... more »

Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center opens Danville, Virginia

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is partnering with the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences... more »

Rutgers research reveals information gaps on LED lighting for indoor crops

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting... more »

Gotham Greens opens new high-tech greenhouse in Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and community leaders on Dec. 5 joined Gotham Greens to celebrate the grand opening and first harvest at the company's newest greenhouse. Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor agriculture and... more »

NASA awards UbiQD pact for ‘Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions’

UbiQD Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced Dec. 2 that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 24-month... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Inflation pressure creates pricing conundrum

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

H-2A program in need of repair

 

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