According to Cornell University, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is an advanced and intensive form of hydroponically-based agriculture where plants grow within a controlled environment to optimize horticultural practices.
When it comes to Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), it is critical to have a comprehensive approach to facility design and management in order to achieve optimal plant growth conditions.
Producing crops in a controlled environment, whether in a greenhouse or an indoor facility, has many advantages that can maximize efficiency and production.
This increase in production is paired with unique challenges that begin in the design phase of a facility’s operation.
Hawthorne is leading the industry in its efforts to better define and overcome these challenges, starting with an integrated approach to design.