IUNU released its fourth State of CEA Survey. This survey will provide insights into emerging trends and challenges in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry.
IUNU has released the report on CEA since 2016. The report was formerly titled 'State of Indoor Farming' and managed by Artemis, which was acquired by IUNU in 2021.
This year, the company will expand the report to focus on the different segments of the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry: greenhouse fruit and vegetable and greenhouse ornamental production.
IUNU is researching and releasing the 2023 State of CEA report in partnership with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). Their VINE agrifood technology innovation program, Global Controlled Environment Agriculture Consortium (GCEAC), and UC Davis-led AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS) will also collaborate on the report.
'I'm thrilled to partner with IUNU on the development of this report with our UC innovation teams from The VINE, GCEAC, and AIFS to create a robust report that will guide our CEA open innovation priorities this year," said Gabe Youtsey, chief innovation officer at UC ANR and co-founder of The VINE.
Since the survey launched in 2016, more than 500 growers have participated in the survey, and more than 2 million people have downloaded the report.
"Over the past year, we've seen a swell of news around our industry," said Allison Kopf, chief growth officer of IUNU. "This report will go deeper into those stories and share data on how companies are performing, big market opportunities, and the challenges growers face."
Past reports can be downloaded here. Recently, IUNU also released a comprehensive report on the Brown Rugose Virus impacting tomato growers worldwide that can be accessed here.
Greenhouse operators can participate in the survey here. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. All organizations in CEA (greenhouse, high tunnel, or indoor) are invited to participate. All data collected is confidential and shared only via anonymous trends. No identifying information is ever shared.
The survey will remain open for a few weeks, and IUNU expects to launch the report immediately following.
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