Controlled Environment Agriculture

Grower's Handbooks

Lettuce handbook cover


This handbook explains the Cornell CEA production method for floating raft (aka pond) hydroponics on a commercial scale. Boston lettuce is grown for 35 days to a harvest size of 5 oz.

48 pages
Download the Cornell CEA Lettuce Handbook (pdf)





Spinach handbook cover


This handbook provides information about the production of a baby leaf hydroponically grown greenhouse spinach. The hydroponic system is floating raft or pond hydroponics. The floating portion of this system is expanded polystyrene seedling trays commonly called 'Speedling' floats though other companies such as Beaver Plastics produce similar products.

26 pages
Download Cornell CEA spinach handbook (pdf)