Join host Phil Ruane and special guest Gretchen Schimelpfenig of the Resource Innovation Institute in an exploration of Controlled Environment Agriculture, otherwise known as CEA. Relying heavily on lighting technologies, air quality controls and more, CEA is an indoor agricultural method that provides the ability to precisely control a crop’s yield and production time, thus offering immense flexibility and benefit.
As states like Virginia begin to introduce new legislation around the growth, possession, sale and consumption of marijuana, we are in a great position for considering the mechanisms and applications of systems like CEA. Controlled Environment Agriculture is just one viable way to grow marijuana, among other goods. As Controlled Environment Agriculture involves carefully controlled systems from air quality to lighting, our Environments team was eager to explore and learn about the process with Gretchen. Our conversation takes us from best practices and business savings to environmental implications.
Come along- let’s see what Controlled Environment Agriculture is, how it works with IoT technologies, and what it can do for farming businesses and their crops.