CEA gets the spotlight with new produce leadership council
Added on 12 September 2022
"Controlled environment agriculture is not only a market with incredible business potential, but is also a sustainable solution to meet the demand for fresh produce year-round," Prior says. "I look forward to working with other leaders in the industry to collaborate and build the strength of our segment within the industry."
CEA allows growers not only to customize the environment for the plant, removing the stress of pests and disease, but also to reduce the need for secondary products used to eliminate these threats.
"CEA allows breeders to shift their focus towards discovering new crops and developing the traits in new or current crops that allow for longer shelf life along with improved flavor and nutrition," Estes says. "Any opportunity to grow consumption and remove barriers to access and preference for fresh produce is a critical segment for our industry. I look forward to working alongside our industry volunteers as we explore and learn more about this new market."
Estes will lead panels at the upcoming Washington Conference on Sept. 26-28 and The Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, FL, Oct. 27-29.
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Source: Greenhouse Grower