Dr.Toyoki Kozai:

Japanese vertical farm specialist keynote speaker at CEA congress in Panama

The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture in Panama is starting to take shape: the focus will be on the six components of CEA (controlled environment agriculture.) This includes: Managing the Environment, Managing Nutrient Solutions, Managing your Growing System, Managing Light, Managing Water and Managing Energy.

The organisation is honoured to announce that Dr.Toyoki Kozai, Professor Emeritus at the University of Chiba in Japan, has agreed to speak about his experiences and philosophies in area of developing PFAL's. (Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting, in other countries referred to as city farms or vertical farms.)

Dr. Kozai and Chiba University have been working on the development of smart cities (which include PFAL's) since the early 2000's. Chiba University has developed the Plant Factory Project Area which includes a variety of greenhouses, two PFAL's totalling 613 m2 as well as transplant production systems, grading and packing systems, waste processing and training facilities.

As one of the most experienced researchers in PFAL's, Dr Kozai will set the tone for the conference highlight the most important factors in starting, developing and managing a successful vertical farming project.

The congress is held May 20th – 22nd 2015 in Panama City, Panama. 

Make sure to register for information at http://fdcea.com/ or watch the social media feeds from www.urbanagproducts.com and www.hortidaily.com for additional information.

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