The next speaker in the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC)’s Covering Environments Seminar series is Dr. Nadia Sabeh of Dr. Greenhouse. Her presentation will focus on “Engineering The Indoor Crop Production Facility To Increase Productivity & Profitability.”
The two seminars take place Jan. 20 and Jan. 27.
Sabeh, a greenhouse engineer who specializes in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering at the CEAC. True to her roots, Sabeh has focused her HVAC expertise on controlled environment agriculture, an area in which she has been nationally recognized as a leader for nearly two decades.
Professional (including small scale) CEA growers often take for granted the design and application of engineering concepts that can help make an indoor plant production facility operate more efficiently and more productively. This is where Sabeh’s expertise comes into play. Regardless of the crops grown, Sabeh designs HVAC systems to optimize crop growth by taking into account environmental, agricultural, and plant needs.
To accomplish these tasks, Sabeh researches and designs climate control systems for greenhouses and rooftop gardens. Her scientifically based designs have been applied to vegetable crop production, mushroom cultivation systems, and cannabis growing for medicinal purposes.
In this seminar, Sabeh will share her experiences in engineering for CEA, discuss the opportunities for optimizing a controlled environment, challenge attendees to think about efficiency and conservation, and take a look forward into the industry’s future and technology trends.
A networking, get acquainted session, with light refreshments, will take place from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the CEAC lecture room. A Q&A period will follow the talk.
For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar series will be available online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.