Controlled Environment

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 »

BrightFarms partners to expand into over 100 independent retailers

BrightFarms, a brand of locally grown packaged salads, has partnered with Crosset Company to distribute its products into over 100 new independent retailers in the Midwest, a majority of which are based in Ohio. BrightFarms’... more »

Hydroponic, hot house growing explained at Ohio forum

Wade Smith, owner and CEO, Whitehouse Specialty Crops, will provide information on the current trends in hydroponic and hot house growing at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 8 –... more »

Daniel Malechuk is the new CEO for tech-driven company Kalera

On Sept. 17, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced that it has hired veteran foodservice and grocery industry executive Daniel Malechuk as CEO. Kalera’s co-founder and current CEO, Cristian Toma, will move to the role... more »

Bejo Zaden, Signify utilize Philips Green Power LED lighting

Signify, a lighting company, has partnered with seed innovator Bejo Zaden to accelerate breeding of more seed varieties through a new vertical farm approach to cultivation. In the facility, a large climate-controlled room is equipped... more »

Mucci Farms acquires Orangeline Farms, plans expansion

Mucci Farms has acquired controlling interest of Leamington, Ontario based Orangeline Farms, including its existing greenhouse and warehouse facilities, and additional land with plans for expansion. Subsequently, the company also announced additional expansion plans in Canada and the United... more »


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