Controlled Environment Agriculture

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 »

Revol Greens Acquires East Coast Greenhouse Lettuce Operation

North America’s largest greenhouse lettuce grower, Revol Greens, has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc, operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, Georgia, to establish its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed... more »

Bayer to Introduce Organic Vegetable Seeds Portfolio

On Sept. 22, Bayer announced it will expand its vegetable seeds offerings under the new Vegetables by Bayer umbrella to include organically produced seed. The launch of Vegetables by Bayer  will focus on certified organic production... more »