Controlled Environment Agriculture

Sakata Debuts CEA-Focused Website

Sakata Seed America recently launched a comprehensive website (SakataCEA.com) detailing specifics of Sakata’s controlled environment agriculture (CEA) product offerings. In 2019, Sakata Seed America began to focus on an array of existing genetics that show exceptional... more »

OptimIA, AU/LAB Partner on Labor Survey for CEA Leafy Greens Production

The OptimIA team and the Urban Agriculture Laboratory (AU/LAB) have announced their partnership to determine optimal models between labor and size of greenhouses and indoor farms that produce leafy greens, while taking into account various... more »

Duets: Hydroponic Growing Systems for Small Growers

Today's guest is Paul Brentlinger, second-generation owner of CropKing Inc. in Lodi, Ohio. Paul has over 20 years of experience working with controlled environment agriculture (CEA) growers and has studied best-of-breed controlled environment and hydroponic... more »

New CEA Facility Opens in Wisconsin

Square Roots, a technology company in controlled environment agriculture, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, recently announced the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Our partnership with... more »

Duets: Research in the Exciting Sector of Controlled Environment Agriculture

Today’s guest is Jonathan Karall. Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in plant sciences from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona in 2014 with a focus in agronomic principles and practices for field-crop production. During... more »

Cover Story — Improving Controlled Environment Food Growing Operations

AppHarvest began harvesting tomatoes out of its new 60-acre greenhouse operation in Morehead, Kentucky, in January. The company is expected to harvest about 40 million pounds of tomatoes annually from this facility. The greenhouses contain... more »

Shenandoah Growers Changes Name to Soli Organic, Announces Expansion Plans

On Oct. 27,  Soli Organic Inc., formerly known as Shenandoah Growers Inc., announced  a $120 million financing arrangement with leading real estate development firm Decennial Group. The grower is the only soil-based, controlled environment agriculture... more »

Nature Fresh Farms Launches Rebranding Campaign

Greenhouse produce grower Nature Fresh Farms recently rebranded the company with an identity that embraces its growth and innovation. The Leamington, Ontario-based farm operation – which specializes in peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and soon, strawberries –... more »

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