CEA

Edible Gardens vertical integration program starts with herbs

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower Edible Garden AG Inc. is switching to in-house production of potted herbs, a move expected to enhance its margins. The company, which markets conventional and organic herbs, salads and other... more »

MSU upgrades greenhouses

In late December 2022, bitterly cold days hit the Michigan State University campus. Temperatures never climbed higher than 19 degrees F, while the low plunged to 3 F. While the frigid conditions aren’t entirely rare... more »

Cox Farms debuts with network of 17 greenhouses

Cox Enterprises has launched Cox Farms, with 17 BrightFarms and Mucci Farms greenhouse locations in North America. Cox Farms represents a commitment to making the world a better place by future-proofing the world of produce... more »

New Hampshire greenhouse operator prepares for May opening

Preparing for its May grand opening, North Country Growers has introduced a new website. The Berlin, New Hampshire, greenhouse grower of leafy greens plans to complete construction and begin first harvests in May, according to... more »

Vertical farming operator Oishii raises funds

The closing of a round of $134 million in Series B funding should help vertical farming operator Oishii expand. The funds should accelerate Oishii’s growth, according to a news release. Known as the world’s largest... more »

Edible Garden receives training grant in Michigan

Indoor leafy greens grower Edible Garden has received funding from Michigan for employee training. The controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower received funds from the Going PRO Talent Fund, awarded by the Michigan Department of Labor... more »

Project looks at pathogen risks, sanitation for CEA

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) continues to grow in popularity worldwide, but little research has been conducted into potential pathogen risks and sanitation practices. Ana Allende, Ph.D., with the Centre for Soil and Applied Biology Segura... more »

Chicago to host Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 

The 2024 edition of the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit will be in Chicago. The event is scheduled for June 24-25. This is an event for growers, retailers, technology providers, seed companies, investors and policymakers. More... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

Stone wool growing media provider starts soilless growing campaign

To feed and treat the world’s expanding population, Grodan, a stone wool growing media provider, is starting a branding initiative to focus public and policymaking attention on sustainable, soilless growing. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is... more »

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