October 13-15, Wageningen

WUR hosts international workshop on vertical farming

VertiFarm2019, an international workshop on vertical farming, on 13-15 October in Wageningen, the Netherlands, combines a number of oral presentations of world leading horticultural researchers, panel discussions with renowned companies as well as short oral and poster presentations on the latest research results on vertical farming, also called indoor farming or plant factories with artificial light (PFAL). The workshop welcomes scientific presentations on all aspects of vertical farming, ranging from plant physiology, breeding, climate control, engineering, systems design, urban planning, economics, consumer demands and business development. Although at this moment vertical farming largely deals with vegetables, there are also opportunities for production of ornamental (young) plants. Therefore, the workshop also welcomes presentations on ornamentals in vertical farms.

This workshop is open to everyone who is interested in vertical farming. "We expect that a nice mix of researchers, advisors and private companies will participate and that it will be a good place not only for hearing the latest knowledge on vertical farming, but also for networking", the convenors say.

There are also excellent opportunities for sponsoring the workshop.

Keynote speakers include: Bruce Bugbee, Erik Runkle, Eri Hayashi, Emiel Wubben, Luuk Graamans, Qichang Yang, Marie-Christine van Labeke, Danny Geelen, Francesco Orsini, Murat Kacira.

Panel discussion include persons from Aerofarms, 808Factory, Urban Farms Global, Infarm, Own Greens, Philips Lighting, Heliospectra, Osram, Grodan and more to be announced soon.

For more info see the attached brochure or visit www.wur.eu/vertifarm2019

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