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. 

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.


Student Spotlight

Learn about CEAC's graduate student, Joe Alcorn, as he describes his work in a temperature research study.

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Research Highlight

Read about UA-CEAC's ongoing research- Energy Producing Greenhouse: Organic Photovoltaics Integrated Greenhouse

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Continuous Impact in the CEA Industry

UA-CEAC almuni, Jenn Frymark, works with Gotham Greens as they expand into the Greater Denver Area. 

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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.

Click here to see our events and workshops