Controlled Environment Agriculture

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Technically Speaking: Controlling greenhouse temperature for successful production

The single greatest reason we grow crops inside greenhouses is to regulate the temperature. In addition, the primary determinant of crop timing is the average temperature. Despite this, it can be easy to overlook temperature... more »

CEA Summit East calls for speakers

The Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Summit East is looking for speakers to bring their expertise to the October event. Apply here by May 22, 2024.  The Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Summit East brings academia and CEA business... more »

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SGAFT: Technology ladders + math = actionable education

The knees of greenhouse growers and farmers can buckle occasionally under the weight of insufficient time to get work done. Running out of time is frustrating, so instead of wishing for more hours in a... more »

Vestaron insecticide wins EPA approval for greenhouse use

Vestaron Corp. has obtained EPA approval for its second active ingredient, which targets pests including aphids, mites, drosophila and whiteflies. BASIN, Vestaron’s second novel-acting, peptide-based insecticide, provides maximum residue level exemption for crops grown indoors... more »

Indoor Ag-Con’s top 10 things to see and do

Indoor Ag-Con, a trade show and conference dedicated to vertical farming, greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture, will return to Caesars Forum March 11-12, 2024, for its 11th annual event. This must-attend conference and trade show... more »

Indoor Ag-Con announces keynote line up

Indoor Ag-Con announced its third keynote address, “Leader Insights: Charting the Future Landscape of Controlled Environment Agriculture,” led by industry veterans on Monday, March 11 at 11 a.m. The keynote will feature moderator, Daniel Malech,... more »

Walter Stark launches consulting business, website focusing on CEA

Walter Stark has launched a new website in concert with his business, Walter Stark Consulting. The company’s focus is on CEA and the website reflects Stark’s extensive expertise in cooling, heating and dehumidification technology, highlighting... 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 CEBAS-CSIC in Spain, is leading a project... more »