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December 7-8, 2023:

US (TX): 5th CEA Conference held in Dallas

The Texas A&M AgriLife, the Dallas Center, is hosting the 5th Annual CEA conference in Dallas. The event will take place from 7-8 December 2023, in-person and online. Numerous topics will be discussed, from greenhouse to vertical farming cultivation, including a visit to Eden Green Technologies' Cleburne (TX) facility on Friday.

The program can be found below:

Thursday, December 7, 2023

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Onsite Registration; Coffee, Donuts
  • 8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome, Introductory remarks. Dr. Joe Masabni, Dallas Center
  • 8:45 – 9:00 am Center Vision and Research Update. Dr. Daniel Leskovar, Dallas Center/Uvalde Center
  • 9:00 – 9:20 am Spinach hydroponics in deep water culture hydroponic system. Dr. Qianwen Zhang, Dallas Center
  • 9:20 – 9:40 am Light & temperature control strategies to increase yield and quality for indoor farming. Mr. Sangjun Jeong, Dallas Center
  • 9:40 – 10:00 am Solving food safety in CEH with superhydrophobic coatings. Dr. Joe Masabni, Dallas Center
  • 10:00-10:30 Planning Production Efficiency, Dr. Simone Valle de Souza, Michigan State University
  • 10:30 –11:00 am Break and Exhibitor Visit
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am CEA Labor Requirements, Dr. Simone Valle de Souza, Michigan State University
  • 11:30 – 12:00 pm Advancement of plant sensing technology for sustainable crop production under a controlled environment. Dr. Murat Kacira, University of Arizona

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm Light and Nutrient Management for Indoor Strawberries, Dr. Yujin Park, Arizona State University
  • 1:30 – 1:50 pm Supplemental silicon for hydroponic lettuce production: An underutilized nutrient. Dr. Seunghyun Choi, Uvalde Center
  • 1:50 – 2:10 pm Lettuce cultivar evaluation for sustainable hydroponic production in greenhouse and indoor farming. Dr. Desire Djidonou, Texas A&M Commerce
  • 2:10 – 2:30 pm Automation & AI in Controlled Environment. Dr. Azlan Zahid, Dallas Center
  • 2:30 – 2:40 pm Intelligent Algorithms – Hoogendoorn USA
  • 2:40 – 2:50 pm CEA Entomology New Program; Dr. Arash Kheirodin, Dallas Center
  • 2:50 – 3:00 pm CEA Breeding New Program; Dr. Krishna Bhattarai, Dallas Center
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm Break and Exhibitor Visit
  • 3:30 – 4:20 pm Industry introduction/panel discussion;
    moderated by Mr. Chris Higgins, Hort Americas
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Tour of Dallas Center CHE facilities
  • 6 pm Reception/dinner (provided)

Friday, December 8, 2023

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Load Bus
  • 8:30 am Leave for Eden Green Technology in Cleburne, TX
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Tour of Eden Green Technology Greenhouses –
    Mr. Aaron Fields
  • 11:00 am Return to Dallas Center
    Noon Program ends

Click here to register for the event. Fees: $150 for in-person attendance; $100 for virtual attendance.

To have a look at the entire program, please have a look here.

For more information:
Dr. Joe Masabni
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center
17360 Coit Rd, Dallas
TX, 75252, USA
Email: [email protected]

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