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Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)


An advanced and intensive form of hydroponics-based agriculture. Plants are grown within a controlled environment so that horticultural practices can be optimized.

Example of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA):

In CEA, visitors must go through protocols to enter the farming area as this type of agriculture are prone to pests and diseases that can easily be introduced by visitors.
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