Controlled Environment

Ohio greenhouse workshop deals with sustainable, safe production

The Ohio State University’s annual Greenhouse Management Workshop takes a cross-commodity approach covering both ornamental and vegetable crops. This year’s theme is Sustainable and Safe Crop Production – important area regardless of crop species for... more »

Illinois research park to get agtech greenhouse

Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation broke ground Oct. 23 on a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse in the Research Park. The planned greenhouse will support a research project, “Realizing Increased Photosynthetic... more »

Tomato bacterial spot fought in transplant seedlings

New findings from University of Florida (UF/IFAS) scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to... more »

Vineland partners with Eminent Seeds to bring tomatoes to Ontario

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland), based in  Vineland Station, Ontario, is one step closer to bringing flavor-packed Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes to Canadian consumers. Peter Van Duin, left, managing director, Eminent Seeds and... more »

Shenandoah Growers opens indoor BioFarms as certified organic

Rockingham, Virginia-based Shenandoah Growers, which specializes in indoor USDA-certified organic agriculture, has begun harvests at its next-generation BioFarm facilities in Rockingham and Elkwood, Virginia. The company will now grow, pack and ship locally grown, premium quality... more »

University of Maine unit dedicates newly completed Zillman Family Greenhouse

As part of its Homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27. Work... more »

Container-grown greens go commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Monday, Sept. 30, as a large west Michigan foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership.  Square Roots showed off... more »

Greenhouse Production, Technology and Labor-saving tour part of GLEXPO

Join Michigan State University Extension Educator Heidi Lindberg for a Greenhouse Production, Technology and Labor-saving Tour featuring four leading greenhouse producers in west Michigan. Learn about how the crops are propagated, grown, and finished for wholesale distribution.... more »


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