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New season of PMA Takes on Tech podcast focuses on Controlled Environment Agriculture – Produce Blue Book

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Controlled Environment Agriculture or CEA just isn’t new, however it has been rising in funding and client curiosity.

CEA is predicated on a rising area the place temperature, moisture, lighting, and total local weather are managed to advertise optimum plant development.

Vertical farms have seen the newest funding and development in utilizing a small quantity of vertical area with optimum lighting, machine studying and automation to scale back the sq. footage and crop inputs for max outputs.

Not solely can indoor farming assist us adapt to a warming planet, however it has the potential to assist decelerate local weather change through the use of much less water and producing fewer emissions. The area is attracting curiosity from out of doors growers in addition to a solution to diversify and mitigate local weather threat.

Of the various facets of CEA, PMA Takes on Tech we are going to sort out as many essential matters as we are able to slot in with business leaders. We problem some of the business dogma round sustainability and prices.

The innovation leaders at Plenty and AeroFarms will discuss their path to success and what makes them distinctive. The season kicks off on November 10 with Nate Storey CTO of Plenty talking concerning the benefit of their vertical towers and a few intriguing ideas on the worth of plant breeding.

This season we may even hear from thought leaders within the business with broad visions concerning the challenges to the business.

An enormous matter in CEA is enterprise mannequin construction and funding. With SPACs and IPOs and plenty of cash flowing from VCs, we are going to talk about what enterprise fashions are working and which aren’t with Sonia Lo, previous CEO of Sensei Ag and specialists from Wells Fargo.

The chorus I hear from out of doors growers is that they really must develop a product, promote it to a glad buyer and make a revenue. What is the trail for the brand new indoor farms to this stage of monetary sustainability?

With the present focus on local weather change, the visitors may even cowl sustainability and carbon footprint of CEA. What is the carbon footprint of CEA? How is the business preserving itself trustworthy? How is the business evolving to be extra sustainable?

Our visitors additionally contact on packaging, the impact on out of doors ag, future crops and far more.

Tune in to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts on Wednesday mornings beginning November 10 via the tip of the 12 months. We will end the season with a gaggle of leaders discussing the place they see the business heading!