Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference set Dec. 5 in Dallas

The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas will host the first Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference Dec. 5, which will provide information on a wide range of topics as well as access to Texas A&M AgriLife and industry experts.

Experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the city of Dallas and others will cover urban agriculture production, controlled-environment crop performance and management of temperatures, nutrients, fertilizers, light and other factors from a grower’s perspective.

The event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Water Education Building at the center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Cost to attend is $105 if registered during the month of November or $125 on-site. Texas Nursery and Landscape Association members and AgriLife employees are eligible for $20 and $40 discounts, respectively.

Register at or call 979-845-2604.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Joe Masabni, Ph.D. – AgriLife Extension vegetable horticulturist - urban agriculture production systems and technologies
  • Mengmeng Gu, Ph.D. – AgriLife Extension ornamental horticulturist, College Station – nutrients and fertilizers
  • Genhau Niu, Ph.D. – AgriLife Research urban agriculture horticulturist, Dallas – light management
  • Ling Sun – technical manager, Denise Farms – temperature control for container-grown plant production
  • Karla Garcia – technical support, HortAmericas – mastering environmental controls and how to improve crop performance with technologies
  • Robert Curry – special projects manager, City of Dallas – urban agriculture in the city
  • Drew Demler – greenhouse manager, the State Fair of Texas

Find out more in this AgriLife Today story.

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