If you're interested in or already operating a plant factory with artificial lighting (PFAL) and feel like asking experts, The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) is welcoming you to their Q&A session.
The JPFA is running an online training course on PFALs that can be attended by a live question-and-answer session on Monday, March 1 (JST).
The Q&A session will be joined by experts in these important fields- phenomics, artificial intelligence, business administration, hydroponics, breeding and PFAL engineering, covering topics from leafy greens, strawberries and more.
You can take classes on the JPFA 2021 Online Training Course on PFALs, which started on Thursday, Feb. 18, and will run until March 11, anytime at your convenience and anywhere in the world during the course period.
The JPFA online course also gives the privilege of taking an exclusive look inside a large-scale, commercial PFAL in central Japan. The nonprofit organization, which oversees plant factories on the Chiba University Kashiwanoha campus in Kashiwa, northeast of Tokyo, has shifted from on-site to online training due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The science-based practical training course is available for not only JPFA members but also nonmembers. The course has introductory classes for basic knowledge and special content for practical expertise.