My focus is on Controlled Environments Agriculture (CEA). I have worked in greenhouses as well as indoor vertical farms. I focus on resource-use efficiency, with a heavy emphasis on nutrient uptake of various crops.
Farm Management: crop scheduling and crop inspection
Worker management and training
Farm cost analysis
Nutrient solution evaluation and customization
Analysis and use of nutrient management for various crops.
Design of systems for microgreens, leaf lettuce, and specialty crops.
Experienced in growing food crops in controlled environments: tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and leaf greens such as lettuce, spinach, herbs, and microgreens.
Understanding of plant internals and expected reactions to environmental variables.
Public speaking: gave both Japanese-language and English language tours.
Translation of Japanese research papers as well as editing of English papers.
Experience with managing controlled environments in three different natural environments: Arizona, Japan, Canada.
Experience with automated sensor control via GUI or manual programming.
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) Certificate for Produce Safety
Certificate of Completion: Advanced Nutrient Management for Container-Grown Crops
Emergency First Aid training
Merrill, Brandon (et al.). In Pessarakli, Mohammad (Ed.), Handbook of Photosynthesis, CRC Press; 3rd edition (March 25, 2016), Chapter 42:779-796, 2016.
09/09-08/10 Study Abroad, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
40% appointment as Technical Assistant
60% appointment as Technical Staff (below)
40% appointment as Technical Assistant (above)
60% appointment as Technical Staff