Seattle, WA – IUNU today announced the release of its 2023 State of CEA report. Since 2016, these reports have served as a trusted resource for the CEA industry, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing greenhouse operators.
The purpose of the report is to look at the emerging trends, challenges, and benefits of controlled environment agriculture. This year, leading greenhouse operators in North America with more than 50 million square feet of growing area participated in the survey. The report combines data from the survey with analysis and research conducted by IUNU.
The 2023 report focuses on three major CEA segments: leafy greens, tomatoes, and ornamentals. It highlights opportunities for technology, labor challenges, expansion and related market conditions, and more.
“2023 has proven to be a pivotal year in CEA so far. While the constrained economic climate has led to milder expansion, we are seeing no long-term slowdown for the market. Operations are laser-focused on profitability and operational excellence. This creates a unique opportunity for technology companies and growers to work together to enable scale,” said Allison Kopf, Chief Growth Officer at IUNU.
This year, IUNU partnered with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources to conduct the grower survey and compile the report.
The state of the industry reports created by IUNU have been downloaded more than 2 million times and have remained a free resource for growers around the world. To access this year’s report, please visit www.iunu.com.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Seattle, IUNU aims to close the loop in greenhouse autonomy and is focused on being the world’s leading controlled environment specialist. IUNU’s flagship platform, LUNA, combines software with a variety of high-definition cameras — both fixed and mobile — and environmental sensors to keep track of the minutiae of plant growth and health in indoor ag settings. LUNA’s goal is to turn commercial greenhouses into precise, predictable, demand-based manufacturers that optimize yield, labor, and product quality. www.IUNU.com