Pest and disease pressures are not addressed and nutritional advantages are not supported

Pest and Disease Pressures

Controlled environment agriculture does not have the exposure of outdoor grown crops where pests, diseases, and weather damage most likely occur. Each rack of pans operates independently of the others in its own closed loop, and racks of pans may be further isolated inside grow tents that operate as a clean rooms with completely independent environments. Chieri Kubota addresses chemical fumigants to control pest and disease in crops not grown in a controlled environment in her video (5:12) and wrote a supporting letter for our grant

Nutritional Advantages

Nutritional advantages for microgreens as opposed to their mature counterparts has been extensively researched and published.