CFAES’ new Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC) is 75% complete. It’s expected to open in fall. And while that’s good news for CFAES and the scientists who’ll be working there, it’s even better news for Ohio’s big-and-getting-bigger greenhouse industry.
Drones. Automation. Artificial intelligence. They’re some of the new, cutting-edge ways to monitor greenhouse plants. They’re also among the subjects to be covered by an upcoming workshop for greenhouse growers.
With a theme of “Improving Production Via Listening to Plants,” CFAES’ 2021 Greenhouse Management Workshop takes place online from Jan. 27–29.
More and more farms could be under a roof. Meiny Prins, CEO and co-owner of the Dutch company Priva, presents “Do You Know the Green Belt? Sustainable Urban Agriculture in a Challenging World” from 10–11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. The event is billed as an industry summit on controlled environment agriculture, a technology-driven way to produce food in greenhouses, buildings, grow rooms, and the like. Admission to the event is free, but attendees are asked to register in advance. There’s also a way to watch online. Find full details.
CFAES scientist Chieri Kubota, one of the scheduled speakers for our Jan. 17-18 Greenhouse Management Workshop, was profiled in fall on our CFAES Stories website. “There’s only so much you can do in open fields,” she said in a story headlined “Greenhouse Guru,” “but there’s tons you can do in controlled environments.” Read the full story, plus hear about her work in the video above.
CFAES’s 2019 Greenhouse Management Workshop, set for Jan. 17-18 in Wooster, will dig all around a plant’s roots. The theme is “Root Zone Optimization.” Save $25 by registering by Jan. 4. Get details and register.
Biological control, biological pesticides and preventive cultural practices — all of them contributors to sustainable pest control — will be among the topics at CFAES’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop. The event, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, is Jan. 22-23 at OARDC, CFAES’s research arm, in Wooster. Discount registration through Jan. 9 (save $25). (Photo: Red bell peppers, iStock.)