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US (OH): Speakers announced for “Advancement in CEA Automation and Crop Management" event

This full-day conference scheduled on July 17, 2024, will provide with the most up-to-date information of the key sciences and technologies contributing to controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The annual feature event, organized by OHCEAC, will bring internationally and nationally renowned experts in automation and crop management to offer opportunities of interactive discussion on sciences and technology development in CEA.

OHCEAC Conference Keynote Speakers include:

  • Dr. Dimitrios "Dimi" Apostolopoulos (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • "Robotics for Agricultural Applications at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University"
  • Dr. Silke Hemming (Wageningen University & Research)
    • "Can We Reach Autonomous Greenhouses in the Future?"
  • Dr. Erik Runkle (Michigan State University)
    • "Keys to Successful Application of Horticultural Lighting"
  • Dr. Eldert J. Van Henten (Wageningen University & Research)
    • "Why Robots Are Not Yet Abundantly Used in Protected Cultivation"

The conference will also feature eight invited research presentations by academic and industry based controlled environment research groups:

  • Dr. Jennifer Boldt (USDA-ARS)
  • Dr. Ryan Dickson (University of Arkansas)
  • Dr. Changhyeon Kim (Ohio State University)
  • Jonathan Lee-Rodriguez (Ohio State University)
  • Dr. Qingqu "William" Meng (University of Delaware)
  • Dr. Jan Westra (Priva)
  • Dr. Craig Yendrek (Hawthorne Gardening Company)
  • Dr. Azlan Zahid (Texas A&M University)

You can participate either by registering to attend in person at the Controlled Environment Agricultural Research Complex (CEARC) in Columbus, OH, or by joining online via Zoom. Don't miss out—secure your spot today.

Click here to check out the conference schedule.

Visit the OHCEAC conference website for complete information and registration.


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