Scientists at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center use various types of controlled environment facilities (e.g. indoor growth rooms, greenhouses, growth chambers) and systems to conduct research on crops such as lettuce, herbs, hemp, strawberry and other small berries.

Innovation Center scientists are also exploring a variety of related subjects such as, but not limited to, sensors, water quality, light quality, energy usage, disease management and beneficial endophytes in relation to controlled environment agriculture.

Additionally, scientists will research raising fish in controlled environments using aquaponics, or recirculating aquaculture systems that integrate plant and fish production. While traditionally viewed as separate fields, plant and fish production share many similar technologies, issues and needs.

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