Controlled Environment

Participants sought for Cornell indoor farm survey

A Cornell University team is leading a new project  to investigate how controlled environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture in terms of energy, carbon and water footprints, profitability, workforce development and scalability. Strategic FEW... more »

BioLumic appoints Steve Sibulkin as CEO

BioLumic Ltd. (“BioLumic”), which uses plant photogenics to unlock the genetic potential of seeds and seedlings, announced June 8 the appointment of Steve Sibulkin as chief executive officer. According to a news release, Sibulkin will lead the... more »

Kalera, University of Florida LED lighting study sheds new light

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced June 4 the publication of a new study, “Effect of End-of-Production High-Energy Radiation on Nutritional Quality of Indoor-Grown Red-Leaf Lettuce,” conducted in partnership with the University of Florida. The Kalera-sponsored study... more »

Smarter energy usage is key to a greener future – including greenhouses

LED lightbulbs, programmable thermostats, high-density insulation and electric vehicles – despite these innovations, about two-thirds of the energy produced in the U.S. is lost to inefficiencies, according to national studies. For scientists and economists who work... more »

Indoor Ag-Con debuts free webinar series with United Fresh panel discussion

Indoor Ag-Con LLC, producers of an event for the indoor|vertical farming industry, is launching a free monthly webinar series to share content originally planned for its May 2020 in-person annual conference that has been postponed... more »

Is indoor farming a solution? UF/IFAS scientists explain

At one time, the concept of vegetables growing inside a temperature-controlled facility where LED lights and advanced technology set the pace for year-round harvesting, promoted photosynthesis and water use efficiency, and required no pesticides, was... more »

Lipman Family Farms marks Huron move, names Danner as general manager

At the two-year anniversary mark of Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms’ acquisition of the greenhouse grower Huron Produce, the company has promoted Marc Danner as the general manager of protected agriculture. ... more »

Red-legged winter mites spread in high tunnel leafy greens

The red-legged winter mite, Penthaleus dorsalis, has been found in more high tunnels growing leafy greens this past winter for the third year in a row. Most of the reports I have gotten from high tunnels... more »

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