Educating High-Level Growers For Controlled Environment Farming

Left hand holding plants with roots in dirt, in front of seedlings in small planters

Dr. Gene Giacomelli, UArizona faculty in Biosystems Engineering, Plant Sciences, and the BIO5 Institute, discusses the importance of educational background in farming. His research at Arizona has focused on CEA system design for climate control and for crop production systems within the UA-CEAC for 20 years. In 2001, he organized and implemented the first Greenhouse Engineering and Crop Production Short Course in Arizona, as the premier component of the CEA Extension program which targets growers of all levels of controlled environments, producing in Vertical Farms, grow rooms, and greenhouses.