Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course April 7-12, 2013

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CEAC Short Course 2013

The University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) presents the 2013 Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on April 7-12, 2013 at the Westward Look Resort. Lectures given during the Short Course will also be broadcast over the internet and can be viewed with the new Webcast attendance option. The Webcast option allows attendees to watch the lectures both live and later at their convenience. Participants of the Short Course are presented the most current and innovative strategies used in developing and maintaining successful CEA greenhouse systems.

For two days, April 8 & 9th , Hydroponics, a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil, is the primary focus.

On Wednesday April 10th the aquaponics section of the Short Course begins. This section was organized by Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, a worldwide specialist in aquaponics. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising animals such as fish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (growing plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. 

After 3-days of classroom lectures at the Westward Look Resort, Thursday April 11th will consist of hands-on workshops at the CEAC research and educational facilities on the campus of the University of Arizona, with the goal to connect theory and information with practical hands-on experience for each participant. Friday, April 12th includes an optional commercial greenhouse visit and tour.

For more Short Course details and information, visit our website at http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/2013-April-Short-Course or contact Aaron Tevik at +1 520-626-9566 or atevik@cals.arizona.edu

We look forward to your participation! The Short Course Organizing Committee: Gene Giacomelli, Pat Rorabaugh, Kevin Fitzsimmons and Aaron Tevik

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