Controlled Environment Agriculture

Start-Up Builds First Fully Autonomous Farm

After years of research and development, Iron Ox, a California-based technology startup, has announced it is launching the world's first autonomous farm in San Carlos and will start selling its produce soon. The hydroponic indoor... more »

Growing Better Greenhouse Microgreens

(To see larger versions of the images, click here to access a .pdf file of this article) The recent popularity of microgreens in the culinary scene has proven to be a potential source of significant... more »

Technology and Automation Help Grow Produce and Profits

John McMahon, founder and farm manager at Schuyler Greens Co. in Schuyler, Virginia, grew up on a farm and knew he wanted to eventually start his own growing operation. “The reason I decided to focus... more »

Lighting Considerations for Controlled Environment Agriculture

There are several reasons why controlled environment agriculture is increasing in popularity. Undoubtedly, advances in lighting technology have been one of the factors contributing to this industry’s popularity and success. Whether it is to increase... more »

Managing Humidity in the Greenhouse

Too much humidity in a greenhouse is trouble. Splashing from condensate dripping from the ceiling can spread diseases. Water puddles on the greenhouse floor promote algae growth, are insect breeding grounds, and a safety hazard... more »

GLASE Consortium to Meet Next Month in New York

The first meeting of the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will take place Nov. 5, 2018, in Ithaca, New York. The theme for the meeting is to discuss guidelines for controlled environment agriculture... more »

It’s All About Automation at New CEA Facility

An Ohio grower plans to take controlled environment agriculture to the next level. Late last month, 80 Acres Farms announced it is building a 150,000-square foot fully-automated vertical farming facility to produce specialty greens that... more »

Register Now for Free Webinars on Pest Management, CEA Lighting

Registration is now open for two free webinars being offered by GPN magazine — one on pest management and the other on lighting options for controlled environment agriculture. The first webinar, "Identifying and Controlling the... more »

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