Short Course: Vertical Farming Systems

As one of Hort Americas recent students said: “To be honest, it is “the best vertical farming course” I’ve ever had. Now I am able to launch the indoor farm with full confidence with what I’ve learned from you.”

From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting, and environmental control of all key variables in vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting.

Instructor: M.S. Karla Garcia

  • Hort Americas Technical Service
  • Master in Plant Sciences from The University of Arizona
  • Recognition by ISHS in strawberry hydroponic research
  • Editor: Book Roadmap to Growing Leafy Greens and Herbs
  • CEO at Microgreens FLN

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Schedule: 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Platform: ZOOM US
Price: $50 US

Once you have registered, we will make contact to provide access to our LIVE session!

Course Content

  • Plant factory: Advantages in yield and production
  • Hydroponics in vertical farming systems
    a) NFT
    b) DFT
    c) Ebb and flow
  • Leafy greens production (Lettuce, herbs, microgreens)
    -Understanding artificial lighting
    a) Light quality
    b) Light quantity
    c) Light calculations for vertical farming systems
  • Environmental control in plant factory
    a) Airflow
    b) Gas exchange
    c) Temperature
    d) Humidity
  • Advice in sales and product selection

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