Controlled Environment

USDA launches CEA study to develop new industry standards

As vertical farming and other forms of modern indoor agriculture continue to evolve and transform the food supply, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA’s chief scientific in-house research agency, has launched an intensive study of controlled environment agriculture... more »

Iowa High Tunnel Short Course to highlight production and management

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the 2021 Iowa High Tunnel Short Course on Nov. 8 in the Garden Room at Reiman Gardens. This event is designed to highlight the production and management of high... more »

Merger terminated between AeroFarms and Spring Valley Acquisition Corp.

Dream Holdings, Inc. (“AeroFarms”), a certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, and Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (“Spring Valley”) (Nasdaq: SV, SVSVW, SVSVU), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced Oct. 14... more »

Greenhouse lettuce grower acquires East Coast operation

North AmericaPR greenhouse lettuce grower Revol Greens has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc., operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, Georgia. This establishes its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed on... more »

Proterra Ag Inc. launches, introduces HYPERroots product

Proterra Ag Inc. formally launched Oct. 12 its new company that exists to achieve the impossible in sustainable agriculture. With expertise in farming, bioscience and engineering, Proterra Ag invents technology and bring to market products... more »

UArizona part of USDA grant to study growing crops under solar panels

Increasing the resiliency of food production during ongoing climate change and bolstering renewable energy production are both fundamental challenges in today's world. However, solar energy generation is becoming an increasingly profitable use for cropland, which... more »

Blue Radix wins greenhouse tech awards with Crop Controller

On Oct, 4,  the winners of the Greenhouse Technology Awards were announced in the show guide of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC). Debuting this year, the Greenhouse Technology Awards will be given annually to recognize... more »

Microgreens go from trendy vegetables to functional food

Starting decades ago as fashionable, high-value gourmet greens, today microgreens have gained popularity among consumers for their nutritional profile and high content of antioxidant compounds. Now, a new study suggests that the tiny plants have... more »

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