UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
Research, Instruction & Extension for Producing Crops with Sustainability, Efficiency & Eco-Friendliness
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) is a multidisciplinary education, research, outreach, and extension program of the University of Arizona on controlled environment agriculture. The CEAC is heavily involved with Biosystems Engineering, Plant Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation Departments, as well as other academic units within the University.
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is the production of plants and their products, such as vegetables and flowers, inside controlled environment structures such as greenhouses, vertical farms, and growth chambers. By using CEA, we can produce high-value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly way.
Learn about Biosystems Engineering graduate student, KC Shasteen and his research efforts in the UA-CEAC's Vertical Farm.
Read about UA-CEAC's ongoing research- Energy Producing Greenhouse: Organic Photovoltaics Integrated Greenhouse
Interested in Learning About Controlled Environment Agriculture?
UA-CEAC holds public events and workshops for those wanting to broaden their knowledge in controlled environment agriculture.
In the News
Polygreens Podcast with Murat Kacira and Gene Giacomelli
Recently, UA-CEAC's Dr. Murat Kacira and Dr. Gene Giacomelli were on episodes of the Polygreen Podcast with Joe Swartz and Nick Greens. The podcast focuses on providing information on controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), urban farming, greenhouse growing, etc. with CEA industry leaders and academia experts.
CEAC Celebrates 20 Years- Featured in Inside Grower Magazine
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona celebrates its twentieth birthday this year. Inside Grower Magazine dives deep and takes a look at the impact UA-CEAC has made in controlled environment agriculture.