Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Research, Instruction & Extension for Producing Crops
With Sustainability, Efficiency & Eco-Friendliness

Monday, April 3, 2017, Morning

WELCOME!  LET’S GET ACQUAINTED

8:00 – 11:30 am          Exhibitor Set-Up

10:00 – 1:00 pm         Registration Table Open   

10:00 – 1:00 am         Exhibitor Gallery Open

No lunch provided

Monday, April 3, 2017, Afternoon

PLANTS, ENVIRONMENTS & DISEASE/PESTS

12:55 – 1:00 pm           Welcome and Introductions

1:00 – 1:45 pm            Critical Factors to Consider When Producing Under Cover

  •  Dr. Merle Jensen, Greenhouse Vegetable Consultants, LLC

1:45 – 2:30 pm             Plant Root-zone Environment & Nutrient Solution Design

  • Dr. Patricia Rorabaugh, The University of Arizona, CEAC

2:30 – 3:00 pm            Discussion on Previous Lectures, Q&A

3:00 – 3:30 pm            6, 5 Minute Exhibitor Presentations

3:30 – 3:45pm             Break, Visit Exhibitors

3:45 – 4:30 pm            Greenhouse Integrated Pest Management & Disinfectants

  • Karin Tifft, Greenhouse Vegetable Consultants, LLC

4:30 – 5:15 pm            Common Insects, Mites & Diseases

  • Dr. Stacy Tollefson, The University of Arizona, CEAC

5:15 – 5:45pm              Discussion on Previous Lectures

6:00 – 8:00 pm          Welcome Reception, Appetizers provided

                                    CEAC Mission Award

Tuesday, April 4, Morning

STRUCTURE, HVAC & LIGHTING

7:00 – 8:00 am           Breakfast

7:55 – 8:00 am            Welcome & Announcements

8:00 – 8:45 am           Understanding greenhouse structures and glazing

  • Dr. Murat Kacira, The University of Arizona

8:45 – 9:30 am                 Designing the right HVAC system for your operations

  •  Dr. Nadia Sabeh, Guttmann & Blaevoet                 

9:30 – 9:45 am           Discussion of Previous Lectures - Question & Answers

9:45 – 10:00 am         3, 5-minute Exhibitor presentations

10:00 – 10:15 am        Break, Visit your Exhibitors

10:15 – 11:00 am         Sunlight and supplemental lighting in greenhouses

  • Dr. Chieri Kubota, The University of Arizona

11:00 – 11:45 am         Sole-source electric lighting in indoor operations

  • Dr. Chieri Kubota, The University of Arizona

11:45 – 12:00 pm         Discussion on Previous Lectures, Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Lunch Provided

 

Tuesday, April 4, Afternoon  

ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

1:00 – 1:45 pm            Engineering Views, Recirculating Aquaculture # Aquaponic Systems

  • Dr. James Ebeling, University of Arizona

1:45 – 2:30 pm               Medicinal Crops, A Natural Approach to Medicine

  • Dr. Nadia Sabeh, Guttmann & Blaevoe

2:30 – 3:00 pm            Discussion on previous Lectures – Questions and Answers

3:00 – 3:15 pm            3, 5-minute Exhibitor presentations

3:15 -3:30 pm   Coffee Break, Visit Your Exhibitors

3:30 – 4:15 pm            Myco-Culture & Growing Mushrooms

  • Dr. Barry Pryor, The University of Arizona

4:15 – 5:00 pm            Organic Hydroponics – Growing Organics Without Soil

  • Dr. Stacy Tollefson, The University of Arizona

5:00 – 5:30 pm            Discussion of Previous Lectures – Questions and Answers

Dinner - On Your Own

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Morning 

CASE STUDIES FOR SUCCESSFUL INDOOR GROWING

 7:00 – 8:00 am           Breakfast       

7:55 – 8:00 am            Welcome & Announcements

8:00 – 8:45 am           Sustaining Systems for Economical Vertical Farming

  • Murat Kacira, University of Arizona

8:45 – 9:30 am           Case Studies for Successful Indoor Growing

  • John Jackson, Grafted Growers

9:30 – 10:00 am         Discussion of Previous Lectures - Question & Answers

10:00 – 10:15 am        3, 5-Minute Exhibitor Presentations

10:15 – 10:30 am         Coffee Break, Visit your Exhibitors

10:30 – 11:15 am          Existing & Emerging Vertical Farming Systems

  • Paul Hardej, Illumitex                                              

11:15 – 12:45 am          Ecological Approaches to CEA                      

  • Jamie Byron, Grove

11:45 – 12:00 pm         Discussion of Previous Lectures - Question & Answers

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Lunch

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Afternoon

 CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1:00 – 1:45 pm            An Economist’s Analysis of the CEA Market

  •  Dr. Roberta Cook, Emerita UC Davis                      

1:45 – 2:30 pm The Foundation for Successful Business, Food Safety

  • Kurt Nolte, US Food & Drug Administration         

2:30 – 3:00 pm            Discussion of Previous Lectures - Question & Answers

3:00 – 3:15 pm 3, 5-Minute Exhibitor Presentations

3:15 – 3:30 pm             Coffee Break, Meet Your Exhibitors

3:30 – 4:00 pm           A Closer Analysis of the Organic CEA Market

  •  Dr. Roberta Cook, Emerita UC Davis 

4:00 – 4:30 pm           Packaging Your Expedition for Success

  • Dr. Merle Jensen, Greenhouse Vegetable Consultants

4:30 – 5:00 pm           Discussion of Previous Lectures - Question & Answers

Dinner – On Your Own                                                 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS AT CEAC

8:00 am                      Busses leave for CEAC

8:30 – 10:15 am           ROUND 1 Workshops 

10:15 – 12:00 pm         ROUND 2 Workshops

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Lunch provided

1:00 – 2:45 pm            ROUND 3 Workshops

2:45 – 3:45 pm            ADDITIONAL ROUND Workshops                                         

3:45 – 5:15 pm             Visit the Aquaponics Greenhouse

5:30                             Return to Marriott

 

Workshop Sections

  • Building Fertigation Systems
  • Tomato Maintenance  
  • Lettuce Floating Systems
  • Sensors and Controls
  • Vertical Farming
  • Myco-Culture, CEA and the Mushroom Movement
  • Hydroponic Strawberry Production
  • Plant Grafting

 

Additional Round Selections

  • Business Planning Session, Q&A
  • Veggie Grow Box
  • Tomato & Lettuce Discussions
  • Lettuce Floating Systems