Controlled Environment

Virginia Tech developing a CEA-friendly snack pepper

The value of indoor agriculture is skyrocketing for both producers and consumers, and Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is at the center of the innovation hotspot. In partnership with the Institute for... more »

Purdue receives USDA grants for sustainable agriculture projects

Purdue University has received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants for five-year projects to enhance sustainable agricultural systems. The two grants exceed $1 million each. One... more »

Biobest names biopesticides business development director

Biobest Group, a biological control and pollination products provider, has appointed Lara Ramaekers to the new role of business development director of biopesticides. Ramaekers was global biocontrol portfolio lead... more »

New indoor strawberry launched by vertical farming operator Oishii

Vertical farming operator Oishii has introduced its newest strawberry varietal. The Koyo berry is touted as “bursting with sweetness” and an... more »

USDA invests $70 million in climate-smart projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is investing $70 million in sustainable agricultural projects that establish climate-smart food and agricultural systems. This investment is made under NIFA’s Sustainable Agricultural... more »

Biobest introduces automated beneficials dispenser

Biological control and pollination products provider Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help control pests such as mites. Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help... more »

Local Bounti opens Texas CEA facility

Construction of Local Bounti Corp.’s latest greenhouse in northeast Texas signals the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operator’s commitment to reduce food miles throughout the U.S., according to a news release. On Jan. 4, Local Bounti... more »

Registration opens for North American strawberry meetings

Registration is now open for two North American strawberry industry meetings: the North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS) and the North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting (NASGA). Both are scheduled for March 7-10 in San... more »

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