Controlled Environment

AeroFarms expands leafy greens product assortment

Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms, a Certified B Corp and leader in indoor vertical farming, announced July 8 that it is expanding its line of leafy greens to include five new items: Baby Bok Choy-The New Spinach, Micro... more »

More sustainable future for UK ag heralded by vertically-grown strawberries

A revolutionary and significantly greener way of growing fruit and vegetables in the United Kingdom is starting to gather pace. From this week a West Sussex fruit grower will deliver to Tesco the first commercial... more »

Cucumber research could help growers extend seasons and diversify

Rotating greenhouse crops or making use of greenhouses while crops are growing in the field can give farmers more options and more income. The University of Kentucky Controlled Environment Horticulture Research Unit, the Owen Lab,... more »

Joint venture to produce ‘breakthrough’ in controlled environment agriculture

Irving, California-based Aeroponics Integrated Systems, Inc. d.b.a. AeroBloom, and Petro Control Systems Inc. announced a joint venture that will produce an advanced controlled environment agriculture system. Key benefits will include AI-based predictive system analytics and... more »

Plasticulture producers in NC eligible for hurricane disaster relief program

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a $79.6 million USDA block grant to assist producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael... more »

US production area of greenhouse vegetables slows after surge

For over a decade, U.S. consumers have increased their demand for the year-round availability of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The domestic produce industry initially responded by increasing protected culture cultivation of these popular crops, usually... more »

Success growing strawberries with LED seen by Signify and Fragaria Innova

Signify, a lighting company,  has worked together with Fragaria Innova to develop specific light recipes for strawberries, resulting in a steady production pattern with high yield, and good quality strawberries in wintertime. The joint research... more »

Auburn College of Ag using shipping containers to grow produce for campus

Recycled shipping containers have gained popularity in recent years, being converted into everything from houses to small stores – but the Auburn University College of Agriculture, in partnership with Campus Dining, is using them as self-contained “vertical”... more »

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