Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Research, Instruction & Extension for Producing Crops
With Sustainability, Efficiency & Eco-Friendliness

Advanced Sensing & Climate Control Lab for Sustainable CEA Systems - Publications

Controlled Environment Plant Physiology & Technology Lab - Publications

Prototype Lunar Greenhouse - Publications 

 

An extensive list of publications is listed below.  

2014

Lewis, M., C. Kubota, R. Tronstad, and Y.-J. Son. 2014. Scenario-based cost analysis for vegetable grafting nurseries of different technologies and sizes. HortScience 49:917-930.

 

Meng, C., X. Dong, Y.-J. Son, C. Kubota, M. Lewis, and R.E. Tronstad. 2014. An integrated simulation and AHP approach to vegetable grafting operation design. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 102:73-84.

 

Juang, P. and M. Kacira. 2014. System dynamics of a photovoltaic integrated greenhouse. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 99-104.

 

Story, D. and M. Kacira. 2014. Automated machine vision guided plant monitoring system for greenhouse crop diagnostics. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 635-641.

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, J. Flores-Velazquez. 2014. Comparative performance of a greenhouse cooling strategy with natural ventilation and fogging under different outside climates. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 57-64.

 

Bartzanas, T., M. Kacira, T. Boulard, J. C. Roy, H. Fatnassi, P. E. Bournet, N. Katsoulas, C. Kittas. 2014. The use of user define functions in CFD simulations for greenhouse environment. ActaHorticulture, 1037 (In Press) (Invited Oral Presentation, GreenSys 2013, Jeju, S. Korea)

 

Fatnassi, H., T. Boulard, T. Bartzanas, N. Katsoulas, M. Kacira and C. Poncet. 2014. CFD modeling of microclimate in the leaf boundary layer, ecological niche of pests. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 1027-1034.

 

Kittas, C., N. Katsoulas, N. Tsiropoulos, T. Bartzanas, M. Kacira. 2014. Exposure of greenhouse workers to pesticide. ActaHorticulturae, 1037 (In Press)

 

Ishii, M., L. Okushima, H. Moriyama, S. Sase, T. Takakura, M. Kacira. 2014. Effects of natural ventilation rate on temperature and relative humidity in a naturally ventilated greenhouse with high pressure fogging system. ActaHorticulturae, 1037: 1127-1132

 

 

 

2013

Tamimi, E., M. Kacira, C. Choi, L. An. 2013. Analysis of climate uniformity in a naturally ventilated greenhouse equipped with high pressure fogging system. Transactions of ASABE, 56(3): 1241-1254.

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodríguez, R. Linker, G. A. Giacomelli, A. Arbel, C. Kubota. 2013. Implementation of a greenhouse cooling strategy with natural ventilation and variable fogging rates. Transactions of ASABE, 56(1): 295-304.

 

Lee, I.B., J. Pascual, P. Bitog, S. Hong, I. Seo, K. Kwon, T. Bartzanas, M. Kacira. 2013. The past, present and future of CFD for agro-environmental applications. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 93: 168-183.

 

Bartzanas, T., M. Kacira, H. Zhu, S. Karmakar, E. Tamimi, N. Katsoulas, I. Lee, C. Kittas. 2013. Computational fluid dynamics applications to improve crop production systems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 93: 151-167

 

Montero, J. I., M. Teitel, E. Baeza, J. C. Lopez and M. Kacira. 2013. Greenhouse designs and covering materials. In: Good Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Vegetable Crops. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). pp 35-62

 

Kacira, M. 2013. Choose the right greenhouse style. Growing Produce Magazine. http://www.growingproduce.com/production/protected-agriculture/choose-th... . Accessed 01/10/2013.

 

Kacira, M. 2013. Natural Ventilation and Fog Increase Cooling Efficiency. Greenhouse Grower magazine. http://www.greenhousegrower.com/structures-equipment/natural-ventilation.... Accessed 06/05/2013

 

2012

Boscheri, G., M. Kacira, L. Patterson, G. Giacomelli, P. Sadler, R. Furfaro, C. Lobascio, M. Lamantea, L. Grizzaffi. 2012. Modified energy cascade model adapted for a multicrop lunar greenhouse Prototype. Advances in Space Research, 50(7):941-951. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2012.05.025)

 

Giacomelli, G., G. Boscheri, R. Furfaro, M. Kacira, C. Lobascio, L. Patterson, P. Sadler, M. Pirolli, R. Remiddi, D. Story, M. Thangavelu, M. Catalina. 2012. Bio-regenerative Life Support System Development for Lunar/Mars Habitats. 42nd Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems, July 15-19, San Diego, California. (In Review)

 

Matsuda, R., C. Kubota, M.L. Alvarez, and G. Cardineau. 2012. Effect of high electrical conductivity of hydroponic nutrient solution on vaccine protein content in transgenic tomato. HortTechnology. 22:362-367.

 

Kubota, C., M. Kroggel, M. Torabi, K.A. Dietrich, H.-J. Kim, and C.A. Thomson. 2012. Changes in selected quality attributes of greenhouse tomato fruit as affected by pre- and postharvest environmental conditions in year-round production. HortScience 47:1698–1704.

 

Yang, Z.-C.*, C. Kubota*, P.-L. Chia, and M. Kacira. 2012. Effect of end-of-day far-red light from a movable LED fixture on squash rootstock hypocotyl elongation. Scientia Horticulturae 136:81-86. [*equally contributing to the work]

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodríguez, C. Kubota, G.A. Giacomelli, R. Linker and A. Arbel. 2012. Comparison of three evapotranspiration models for a greenhouse cooling strategy with natural ventilation and variable high pressure fogging. Scientia Horticulturae. 134:210-221.

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodriguez, R. Linker, C. Kubota, G. Giacomelli, A. Arbel. 2012. Simulated performance of a greenhouse cooling control strategy with natural ventilation and fog cooling. Biosystems Engineering. 111:217-228.

 

Hernández, R. and C. Kubota. 2012. Tomato seedling growth and morphological responses to supplemental LED lighting red:blue ratios under varied daily solar light integrals. Acta Horticulturae 956:187-194.

 

Kubota, C., P. Chia, Z. Yang, and Q. Li. 2012. Applications of far-red light emitting diodes in plant production under controlled environments. Acta Horticulturae 952:59-66.

 

Kroggel, M., W. Lovichit, C. Kubota, and C. Thomson. 2012. Greenhouse baby leaf production in semi-arid climate: seasonal effects on yield and quality. Acta Horticulturae 952:827-834.

 

Kubota, C. 2012. Environmental control technologies to improve greenhouse product quality. Acta Horticulturae 952:843-851.

 

Sase, S., M. Kacira, T. Boulard, L. Okushima. 2012. Determination of porosity parameters for tomato canopy: An experimental study in a wind tunnel. Transactions of the ASABE, 55(5): 1921-1927

 

Waller, P., R. Ryan, M. Kacira, P. Li. 2012. The algae raceway integrated design for optimal temperature management. Biomass and Bioenergy, 46: 702-709

 

Crowe, B., S. Attalah, S. Agrawal, P. Waller, R. Ryan, J. Van Wagenen, A. Chavis, J. Kyndt, M. Kacira, K. L. Ogden, M. Huesemann. 2012. A comparison of Nannochloropsis salina growth performance in two outdoor pond designs: conventional raceways versus the ARID pond with superior temperature management. International Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 2012, Article ID 920608, 9 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/920608

 

Boscheri, G., M. Kacira, L. Patterson, G. Giacomelli, P. Sadler, R. Furfaro, C. Lobascio, M. Lamantea, L. Grizzaffi. 2012. Modified energy cascade model adapted for a multicrop lunar greenhouse prototype. Advances in Space Research, 50: 941-951

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodríguez, R. Linker, C. Kubota, G.A. Giacomelli, A. Arbel. 2012. Simulated performance of a greenhouse cooling control strategy with natural ventilation and fog cooling. Biosystems Engineering, 111: 217-228.

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodríguez, C. Kubota, G.A. Giacomelli, R. Linker, A. Arbel. 2012. Comparison of three evapotranspiration models for a greenhouse cooling strategy with natural ventilation and variable high pressure fogging. Scientia Horticulturae, 134: 210-221.

 

Yang, Z. C, C. Kubota, P. L. Chia, M. Kacira. 2012. Effect of end-of-day far-red light from a movable LED fixture on squash rootstock hypocotyl elongation. Scientia Horticulturae, 136: 81-86.

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodríguez, G. A. Giacomelli, C. Kubota. 2012. A climate control strategy for naturally ventilated greenhouse with variable high pressure fogging: Evaluating energy and water savings, climate uniformity. Proc. of CIGR-AgEng 2012 International Conference of Agricultural Engineering, Valencia, Spain, pp. C-1378

 

Giacomelli, G., G. Boscheri, R. Furfaro, M. Kacira, C. Lobascio, L. Patterson, P. Sadler, M. Pirolli, R. Remiddi, D. Story, M. Thangavelu, M. Catalina. 2012. Bio-regenerative Life Support System Development for Lunar/Mars Habitats. 42nd Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems, July 15-19, San Diego, California.

 

Kacira, M., G. Giacomelli, R.L. Patterson, R. Furfaro, P.D. Sadler, G. Boscheri, C. Lobascio, M. Lamantea, R.M. Wheeler, and S. Rossignoli. 2012. System dynamics and performance factors of UA-CEAC lunar greenhouse prototype bioregenerative life support system. ActaHorticulturae, 952: 575-582.

 

Villarreal-Guerrero, F., M. Kacira, E. Fitz-Rodriguez, G. Giacomelli, C. Kubota, R. Linker, and A. Arbel . 2012. Simulation of fixed and variable pressure fogging in naturally ventilated greenhouse, water and energy savings and stability of climate. ActaHorticulturae, 952: 37-44.

 

Fitz-Rodriguez, E., M. Kacira, F. Villarreal-Guerrero, G.A. Giacomelli, R. Linker, C. Kubota, A. Arbel. 2012. Neural network predictive control in a naturally ventilated and fog cooled greenhouse. ActaHorticulturae,952: 45-52.

 

Patterson, R. L., G.A. Giacomelli, M. Kacira, P.D. Sadler, R.M. Wheeler, , and. 2012. Description, operation and production of the South Pole food growth chamber. ActaHorticulturae, 952:589-596.

 

Both, A. J., R. Hansen, M. Kacira. 2012. Hydroponics give growers control. Greenhouse Grower, May 25. http://www.greenhousegrower.com/article/27924/hydroponics-give-growers-c.... Accessed 05/29/2012.

 

Kacira, M. 2012. Foresight and integrating vision systems. SciTechReports. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKAbyKIr99Q. Accessed 06/26/2011.

 

Giacomelli, G., C. Kubota, M. Kacira, P. Rorabaugh. 2012. No ordinary tomorrows. SciTechReports. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V02-msDXatI. Accessed 01/19/2012.

 

2011

Kroggel, M. and C. Kubota. 2011. Photoautotrophic Arabidopsis Culture (PAC) Manual. [PAC manual_US.pdf] 

 

Sabeh, N., G. Giacomelli, and C. Kubota. 2011. Water use in a greenyouse in a semi-arid climate. Transactions of the ASABE. 54:1069-1077.

 

Kubota, C. and M. Kroggel. 2011. Application of 1-MCP for long distance transportation of high quality tomato seedlings. Acta Horticulturae 898:279-285.

 

Fitz-Rodríguez, E., J. Nelkin and C. Kubota. 2011. Use of disposable film sensor for analyzing uniformity of daily light integral inside a greenhouse. Acta Horticulture 893:517-524.

 

Kacira, M., G. Giacomelli, L. Patterson, R. Furfaro, P. Sadler, G. Boscheri, R. Wheeler, C. Lobascio, M. Lamantea, and S. Rossignoli. 2011. System dynamics and performance factors of UA-CEAC lunar greenhouse prototype bioregenerative life support system. ActaHorticulturae, 952:575-582. (http://www.actahort.org/books/952/952_73.htm)

 

Sadler, P., G. Giacomelli, , L. Patterson, M. Kacira, R. Furfaro, C. Lobascio, G. Boscheri, M. Lamantea, L. Grizzaffi, S. Rossignoli, M. Prirolli, and S. DePascale. 2011. Bio-regenerative life support systems for space surface applications.
      

Proc. of 41th Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems: Towards Permanent Lunar Habitation: The Journey Continues. Paper No: AIAA-2011-5133. (https://www.aiaa.org/ProceedingsDetail.aspx?id=3746)

 

Sadler, P., G. Giacomelli, , L. Patterson, M. Kacira, R. Furfaro, C. Lobascio, G. Boscheri, M. Lamantea, L. Grizzaffi, S. Rossignoli, M. Prolli, and S. DePascale. 2011. Bio-regenerative Life Support Systems for Space Surface Applications. The 41st International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), Portland, Oregon, July 17-21.

 

Kacira, M., G. Giacomelli, L. Patterson, R. Furfaro, P. Sadler, G. Boscheri, R. Wheeler, C. Lobascio, M. Lamantea, S. Rossignoli. 2011. System Dynamics and Performance Factors of UA-CEAC Lunar Greenhouse Prototype Bioregenerative Life Support System. GreenSys2011 "Advanced technologies and management towards sustainable greenhouse ecosystems," Haldikidi, Greece, June 05-10.

 

Giacomelli, G., M. Kacira, R. Furfaro, L. Patterson, P. Sadler, C. Lobascio, G. Boscheri, M. Lamantea, L. Grizzaffi  S. Rossignoli, M. Prirolli, and S. DePascale. 2010. Lunar Greenhouse Prototype for Bioregenerative Life Support System. NASA Ralph Steckler Project Forum, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, November 15.

 

Beretta, A., V. Bornisacci1, G. Boscheri, S. De Pascale, R. Furfaro, G. Giacomelli, L. Grizzaffi, M. Kacira, M. Lamantea, C. Lobascio, R.L. Patterson, M. Pirolli, S. Rossignoli, and P. Sadler. 2010. International Collaboration on Bioregenerative Systems for Space and Earth Applications. 4th International Workshop: "Agrospace: Controlled Environment Agriculture from Earth to Space and back,", Sperlonga, Italy, May 20-21. (Poster)

 

Linker, R., M. Kacira, A. Arbel. 2011. Robust climate control of a greenhouse equipped with variable-speed fans and a variable-pressure fogging system. Biosystems Engineering, 110(2): 153-167. Striemer, G.M., D. L. Story, A. Akoglu and M. Kacira. 2011. A node and network level self-recovering distributed wireless sensor architecture for real-time crop monitoring in greenhouses. Transactions of ASABE, 54(4): 1521-1527. 

 

Story, D., M. Kacira, C. Kubota and A. Akoglu. 2011. Morphological and textural plant feature detection using machine vision for intelligent plant health, growth and quality monitoring. ActaHorticulturae, 893: 299-306.

 

Sadler, P., G. Giacomelli, L. Patterson, M. Kacira, R. Furfaro, C. Lobascio, G. Boscheri, M. Lamantea, L. Grizzaffi, S. Rossignoli, M. Prirolli, and S. DePascale. 2011. Bio-regenerative life support systems for space surface applications. Proc. of 41th Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems: Towards permanent Lunar habitation: The Journey continues. Paper No: AIAA-2011-5133.

 

Baeza, E., J. P. Parra, J. C. López, J. C. Gázquez, M. Kacira, J. I. Montero. 2011. Validation of CFD simulations for three dimensional temperature distributions of a naturally ventilated multispan greenhouse obtained by wind tunnel measurements. ActaHorticulturae, 893: 571-579.

 

2010

Matsuda, R. and C. Kubota. 2010. Variation of total soluble-protein content in fruit among six greenhouse tomato cultivars. HortScience 45:1645–1648.

Chia, P.-L. and C. Kubota. 2010. End-of-day far-red light quality and dose requirements for tomato rootstock hypocotyl elongation. HortScience 45:1501-1506.

 

Justus, I. and C. Kubota. 2010. Effects of low temperature storage on growth and transplant quality ofnon-grafted and grafted cantaloupe-type muskmelon seedlings. Scientia Hort. 125:47-54.

 

Matsuda, R., C. Kubota, M. L. Alvarez and G. A. Cardineau. 2010. Determining the optimal timing of fruit harvest in transgenic tomato expressing F1-V, a candidate subunit vaccine against plague. HortScience. 45:347–351.

 

Story, D. M. Kacira, C. Kubota, A. Akoglu and L. An. 2010. Lettuce calcium deficiency detection with machine vision computed plant features in controlled environments. Computer and Electronics in Agric. 74:238-243.

 

Fitz-Rodríguez, E., C. Kubota, G.A. Giacomelli, M.E. Tignor, S.B. Wilson, M. McMahon. 2010. Dynamic modeling and simulation of greenhouse environments under several scenarios: A web-based application. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 70:105-116.

 

 

 

Boscheri, G., R. Furfaro, G. Giacomelli, L. Grizzaffi, M. Kacira, M. Lamantea, C. Lobascio, L. Patterson, and P. Sadler. 2010. Evaluation of bio-regenerative life support systems in the frame of a concurrent international cooperation.  The 40th Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems, Barcelona, Spain. Paper No. AIAA-2010-6202.
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https://www.aiaa.org/ProceedingsDetail.aspx?id=3740)

 

Story, D., M. Kacira, C. Kubota, A. Akoglu, L. An. 2010. Lettuce calcium deficiency detection with machine vision computed plant features in controlled environments. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 74: 238-243.

 

2009

Rhoades, E.B., T. Irani, M. Tingor, S.B. Wilson, C. Kubota, G. Giacomelli and M.J. McMahon. 2009. A case study of horticulture education in a virtual world: A web-based multimedia approach. NACTA Journal. 53:42-48.

 

Matsuda, R., C. Kubota, M. L. Alvarez and G. A. Cardineau. 2009. Biopharmaceutical protein production under controlled environments: growth, development and vaccine productivity of transgenic tomato plants grown hydroponically in a greenhouse. HortScience. 44:1594-1599.

 

Li, Q. and C. Kubota. 2009. Effects of supplemental light quality on growth and phytochemicals of baby leaf lettuce. Environ. Experiment. Botany. 67:59-64.

 

Takakura, T., C. Kubota, S. Sase, M. Ishii, K. Takayama, H. Nishina, K. Kurata, and G.A. Giacomelli. 2009. Measurement of evapotranspiration rate in a single-span greenhouse using the energy-balance equation. Biosystems Engineering. 102:298-304. 

 

Sadler, P., G. Giacomelli, R. Furfaro, L. Patterson, and M. Kacira. 2009. Prototype BLSS lunar greenhouse. Proc. of 39th Int. Conf. on Environmental Systems: Towards Permanent Lunar Habitation: The Journey Continues. Paper No: 2009-01-2484.

 

Bascetincelik, A., H.H. Ozturk, K. Ekinci, D. Kaya, M. Kacira, C. Karaca. 2009. Assessment of the applicability of EU biomass technologies in Turkey. Energy, Exploration & Exploitation, 27(4): 225-306.

 

Bascetincelik, A., H.H. Ozturk, K. Ekinci, D. Kaya, M. Kacira, C. Karaca. 2009. Strategy development and determination of barriers for thermal energy and electricity generation from agricultural biomass in Turkey. Energy, Exploration & Exploitation, 27(4): 277-294.

 

Giacomelli, G., R.L. Patterson, E. Fitz-Rodriquez, M. Kacira, P. Sadler. 2009. Support of CEA applications with telepresence. HortScience, 44(4): 1070-1071.

 

2008

Thomson C.A., N.R. Stendell-Hollis, J.L. West, E.C. Cussler, L.M. McCune, M. Kroggel, H.J. Kim, and C. Kubota. 2008. High-lycopene consumption increases serum carotenoid levels but does not have decrease levels of oxidative stress and inflammation in healthy adults. The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal. 1:7-12.

 

Buck, J.S., C. Kubota, and M. Jensen. 2008. Effect of mid-day reduction of high electrical conductivity treatment on the yield and quality of greenhouse cherry tomato. HortTechnology 18:460-466.

 

Wu, M., and C. Kubota. 2008. Effects of high electrical conductivity of nutrient solution and its application timing on lycopene, chlorophyll and sugar concentrations of hydroponic tomatoes during ripening. Scientia Hort. 116:122–129.

 

Wu, M., and C. Kubota. 2008. Effects of electrical conductivity of hydroponic nutrient solution on leaf gas exchange of five greenhouse tomato cultivars. HortTechnology 18:271-277.

 

Kim, H.J., J.M. Fonseca, J.H. Choi, C. Kubota, and D.Y. Kwon. 2008. Salt in irrigation water affects the nutritional and visual properties of romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). J. Agric. Food Chem. 56:3772–3776.

 

Kim, H-J., J.M. Fonseca, J-H. Choi, and C. Kubota. 2007.  Effect of hydrogen peroxide on quality of fresh-cut tomato. J. Food Sci. 72:463-467.

 

Kim, H.J., J.M. Fonseca, J.H. Choi, and C. Kubota. 2007.  Effect of methyl jasmonate on phenolic compounds and carotenoids of romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). J. Agric. Food Chem. 55:10366-10372.

 

Kubota, C. and M. Kroggel. 2006. Air temperature and illumination during transportation affect quality of mature tomato seedlings. HortScience 41:1640-1644.

 

Javanmardi, J. and C. Kubota. 2006. Variation of lycopene, antioxidant activity, total soluble solids and weight loss of tomato during postharvest storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 41:151-155. 

 

Lovichit, W., C. Kubota, C. Choi, and G.G. Schoonderbeek. 2008. Feasibility study for water recovery system for pad-and-fan cooled greenhouse in semiarid climate. Acta Horticulturae 797:315-320.

 

Matsuda, R., C. Kubota, L.M. Alvarez, and G.A. Cardineau. 2008. Growth, development, and protein productivity of transgenic tomato plants expressing a Yersinia pestis antigen fusion protein F1-V in a greenhouse. Acta Horticulturae 797:381-385.

 

Kubota, C. 2008. Use of grafted seedlings for vegetable production in North America. Acta Horticulturae 770:21-28.

Lovichit, W., C. Kubota, C.Y. Choi, and J. Schoonderbeek. 2007. Greenhouse water recovery system for crop production in semi-arid climate. ASABE Paper No. 074012. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASABE 

 

2007

Sabeh, Nadia. Giacomelli, Gene. Kubota, Chieri. 2007. Water Use by Greenhouse Evaporative Cooling Systems in a Semi-Arid Climate. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

 

Giacomelli, G. Patterson, R. 2007. Telepresence Technologies and Practices for Enabling Remote Ssemi-Autonomous CEA Food Production.

 

2006

Hayden Anita. 2006. Aeroponic & Hydroponic Systems for Medicinal Herb, Rhizome & Root Crops. Medicinal Plants Workshop.

 

Javanmardi, J. and C. Kubota. 2006. Variation of lycopene, antioxidant activity, total soluble solids and weight loss of tomato during postharvest storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 41:151-155. 

 

2005

UA Growth Chambers Visit Mars, Southpole. AZ Daily Wildcat.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2005. Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC)‘Program of High Technology Agriculture in the Desert Southwest U.S.’ 

 

Kania, Stephen. Giacomelli, Gene. 2005. Solar Radiation Availability for Plant Growth in Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Systems.

 

Arizona Right for Hydroponic Tomato. The Business Journal.

 

Rep. Jim Kolbe Visits Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Bio5.

 

In The Trenches. The Business Journal.

 

Jensen, Merle. 2005. Bright Future in High Light - Greenhouse Vegetable Production in the Sonoran Desert. 

Jensen, Merle. 2005. Deep Flow Hydroponics - Past, Present And Future.

 

Rodríguez, Efrén. Giacomelli, Gene. Kubota, Chieri. Pagliarulo, Chris. 2005. Asynchronous Education in Controlled Environment Agriculture.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2005. Engineering Aspect of Innovative Growing Systems.

 

Giacomelli. Gene. 2005. Controlled Environment Systems For Reducing Crop Stress and Improving Crop Production.

 

Nelkin, Jennifer. 2005. FRESHIES AT THE POLE-Hydroponics in Antarctica. 

 

Costa, Paula. Giacomelli, Gene. 2005. Agricultura Protegida: Productividad Basada en el Nivel Tecnologico. ABC de la Produccion de Invernadero.

 

Half of Federal Farm Subsidies go to 22 of 435 Congressional Districts. Arizona Daily Star.

 

Hayden, Anita. Giacomelli, Gene. Brigham, Lindy. 2005. Aeroponic Cultivation of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Rhizomes.

 

High-Stakes Tomato Grows Near Wilcox. The Arizona Republic.

 

 Wu*, Min. Buck, Johann. Kubota, Chieri. 2005. Effects of nutrient solution EC, plant microclimate and cultivars on fruit quality and yield of hydroponic tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum).

 

Javanmardi, Jamal. Kubota, Chieri. Jones, Hope. 2005. Gradual Changes in Anti-Oxidant Activity of Cluster Tomato During Postharvest Storage at Different Temperatures. 

Agricultura Protegida: Productividad Basada en el Nivel Tecnologico. ABC de la Produccion en Invernadero.

 

Developing and Integrating Components for Commercial Greenhouse Production Systems.Multistate Research Project Annual Station Publications Report.

 

North American Greenhouse Tomatoes Emerge As A Major Market Force. Amber Waves.

 

Costa, Paula. Giacomelli, Gene. 2005. Ensuring success- Protected Horticulture: Productivity Based on Levels of Technology. The ABCs of Greenhouse Production.

 

Costa, Paula. 2005. Steering Tomato Plant Growth -The application of environmental control strategies in greenhouse production. 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. 2005. From Seed to Harvest: Cultural Practices of Tomato Production On Rockwool With Drip Irrigatiion.

 

Suárez, Armando. Giacomelli, Gene. Jensen, Merle. Schuch, Ursula.  Kania, Stephen. 2005. Environmental and Plant Growth Experiences in a Retractable Roof Greenhouse Under Semi-Arid Conditions.

 

A.L. Hayden. Aeroponics: An Alternative Production System for High-Value Root Crops. 

 

Costa, Paula. Giacomelli, Gene. 2005. Greenhouse Tomato Production with High Saline Nutrient Solution Simulating a Re-circulating Irrigation System without Environmental Discharge.

 

UA Students Press for Home-Grown Fruit on Campus. Tucson Citizen.

 

UA, Tempe Company Bring Veggies to South Pole. The Arizona Republic.

 

USDA Tomatoes Change the Dynamics of the North American Fresh Tomato Industry. Electronic Report from the Economic Research Service.

 

Simsek, M., T. Tonkaz, M. Kacira, N. Çömlekçioglu and Z. Dogan. 2005. The effects of different irrigation regimes on cucumber (Cucumbis sativus L.) yield and yield characteristics under open field conditions. Agricultural Water Management, 73(3): 173-191.

 

Kacira, M., S. Sase, L. Okushima and P. P. Ling. 2005. Plant response based sensing and control strategies in sustainable greenhouse production. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology of Japan, 61(1

 

2004

Collaboration with Giacomelli, Gene. & Kubota, Chieri. 2004. Multimedia Instrument for Greenhouse Education: Designing for User Needs and Higher-Order Thinking.

 

Patterson, Lane. 2004. Abstract- Evaluation of a Water-Cooled, High Pressure Sodium Lamp Test Stand for Growing Vegetables at the South Pole.NASA Space Grant Program. 

 

Greenhouse Tomatoes Expected to Dominate the Fresh Tomato Market. The Tomato Magazine.

The UA's Brain Drain Problem. Arizona Summer Wildcat.

 

Suarez, Armando. 2004. Reviewing Retractable Roof Greenhouses. Productores de Hortilizas Magazine.

Jewell, Brandon. 2004. Maintaining Fruit Firmness.

 

Collaboration with Giacomelli, Gene. & Kubota, Chieri. 2004. Analysis and Control of Greenhouse Environment for Efficient Crop Production under Semiarid Climate in the Southwestern United States: US-Japan collaboration.

 

Kubota, Chieri. 2004. High Lycopene Tomato Production and Evaluation of Effects of its Consumption on Human Plasma Lycopene Levels and Oxidative Damage

 

Kubota, Chieri. 2004. Lycopene Analysis for Marketing High Quality Tomato.

 

Kubota, Chieri. 2004. Analysis of Irrigation Water Use Efficiency In Semiarid Greenhouse.

 

Jensen, Merle. & Rorabaugh, Patricia. 2004. Comparing Five Growing Media For Physical Characteristics And Tomato Yield Potential: 1996-97.

 

Jensen, Merle. & Rorabaugh, Patricia,. 2004.Comparing Three Growing Media For Physical Characteristics And Tomato Yield Potential: 1998-99.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2004. Computer Simulation of a Single Truss Tomato Cropping System. TRANSACTIONS of the ASAE.

 

Greenhouse Extravaganza. Productores de Hortalizas.

 

Jense, Merle. 2004. Deep Flow Hydroponics - Past, Present And Future. 

 

Kubota, Chieri. & Jensen, Merle. 2004. Flavorful Cherry Tomato Production under Semiarid Climate. 

Giacomelli, Gene. 1993. Decision Support System for Single Truss Tomato Production. Farm Planning Labour and Labour Conditions Computers in Agricultural Management.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2004. A System of Intensive Tomato Production Using Ebb-Flood Benches. Professional Horticulture. 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2004. Adaptation of SUBSTOR for Controlled-Environment Potato Production with Elevated Carbon Dioxide. Transactions of the ASAE.

Environmental and Plant Growth Experiences in a Retractable Roof Greenhouse Under Semi-Arid Conditions.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2004. Light Transmission Article.

Giacomelli, Gene., Kubota, Chieri. & Jensen, Merle. 2004. Design Considerations and Operational Management of Greenhouse for Tomato Production in Semi-Arid Region. 
 

Growers' Roots Dying as Marana Spreads. Arizona Daily Star.

 

Horticultural Engineering. Rutger's University.

 

Invernadero del Modulo 21 Del Kilometro 57. Mexicali, Baja California.

 

Giacomelli, Gene., Kubota, Chieri., Jensen, Merle. & Suarez, Armando. 2004. Control Strategy & Sensors for the Climate Conditioning in a Retractable Roof Greenhouse in Semi-Arid Regions.

 

Retractable Roof Greenhouse Production of Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citrates) in a Semi-Arid Climate. 

Comparing Three Non-Circulating Hydroponic Methods for Growing Lettuce. Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii.

 

Kubota, Chieri. & Kroggel, Mark. 2004. Optimization of Long Distance Transportation Conditions for High Quality Tomato Seedlings: Effects of Air Temperature and Light inside Trailers.

 

Kubota, Chieri. & Kroggel, Mark. 2004. Analyses and Optimization of Long Distance Transportation Conditions for High Quality Tomato Seedlings. 

Tomatoes in Short Supply. MSNBC News.

 

Collaboration including Giacomelli, Gene., Kubota, Chieri. & Fitz, Efren. Multimedia Instrument for Greenhouse Education: Designing for User Needs and Higher-Order Thinking.

 

Giacomelli, Gene., Hayden, Anita. & Pagliarulo, C. 2004. Potential for Greenhouse Aeroponic Cultivation of Urtica dioica.

 

Rorabaugh, Pat. 2004. Selecting The Best Site For Your Greenhouse.

Joshua S. Gottdenker. Gene A. Giacomelli. Edward Durner. 2004. Supplemental Lighting Strategy for Greenhouse Strawberry Production.

 

 Storms, Pests Shrink Tomato Crop. Arizona Daily Star

 

Nelkin, Jennifer. 2004. TORO: White Polyethylene Pipe Data Summary

 

Weather Triggers A Tomato Squeeze. AZ Daily Star.

 

Kubota, C., M. Kroggel, D. Solomon, and L. Benne. 2004. Analyses and optimization of long distance transportation conditions for high quality tomato seedlings. Acta Horticulturae, 659, 227-234.

 

Wu, M., J.S. Buck, and C. Kubota. 2004. Effects of nutrient solution EC, plant microclimate and cultivars on fruit quality and yield of hydroponic tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Acta Horticulturae, 659, 541-547.

 

Simsek, M., M. Kacira, T. Tonkaz. 2004. The effects of different drip irrigation regimes on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus L.) yield and yield components under semi-arid climatic conditions. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 55: 1149-1157.

 

Kacira, M., M. Simsek, Y. Babur and S. Demirkol. 2004. Determination of optimum tilt angles and orientations for PV panels in Sanliurfa, Turkey. Renewable Energy, 29(8): 1265-1275.

 

Kacira, M., S. Sase, O. O. Kacira, L. Okushima, M. Ishii, H. Kowata and H. Moriyama. 2004. Status of greenhouse production in Turkey: Focusing on vegetable and floriculture productions. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology of Japan, 60(2): 115-122.

 

Kacira, M. and S. Sase. 2004. Optimization of vent configuration by evaluating greenhouse and plant canopy ventilation rates under wind induced ventilation. Transactions of the ASAE, 47(6): 2059-2067.

 

Kacira, M., S. Sase and L. Okushima. 2004. Effects of side vents and span numbers on wind-induced natural ventilation of a gothic multi-span greenhouse. Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly, 38(4): 227-233.

 

Kacira, M. and M. Simsek. 2004. Leaf area determination using non-destructive methods. Journal of Harran University College of Agriculture, 7(1-2): 37-43.

 

2003

 

 Fitz-Rodríguez, Efrén.,  Giacomelli, Gene., Kubota, Chieri. and Pagliarulo, Chris. 2003. Asynchronous Education in Controlled Environment Agriculture. E-Learn 2003.

 

 Giacomelli, Gene. 2003.  Cooling System: Natural Ventilation & Shading. Mississippi  Greenhouse Tomato Shortcourse.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2003. Greenhouse Environmental Control. Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Shortcourse.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2003. Evaporative Cooling System: Mist & Fog. Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Shortcourse.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2003. Evaporative Cooling System: Pad and Fan. Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Shortcourse

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2003. Extension Program Enhancement Grant: "A Day In The Life of A Plant" website.

 

D.H. Fleisher, J. Cavazzoni, G.A.Giacomelli, K.C.Ting.  Adaptation of SUBSTOR For Controlled- Environment Potato Production with Elevated Carbon Dioxide.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2003. Heating Systems. Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Shortcourse.

 

Toida, Hiromi. 2003.  The Grafting Method of Tomato Seedlings.

 

Kroggel, Mark. and Kubota, Chieri. A Preliminary Study On The Effects of EC and Grafting On Growth, Gas Exchange and Fruit Quality Of Hydroponic Tomato.

 

 Kubota, Chieri., Rorabaugh, Pat. and Wu, Min. Effects Of High EC, Planting Location Inside The Greenhouse, and Cultivar On Leaf Gas Exchange and Fruit Quality Of Hyroponic Tomato.

 

M.G. Lefsrud, G.A. Giacomelli, H.W. Janes and M.H. Kliss. Development of the Microgravity  Plant Growth Packet. 

Mars Inflatable Greenhouse

 

Giacomelli, Gene., Pagliarulo, Chris., Fitz-Rodriquez, Efren., Kubota, Chieri. and Patricia Rorabaugh. Learner-Centered, Web-Based Education Website and Simulation Modules for Controlled Environment Agriculture Program.

 

Collaboration with Giacomelli, Gene.2002. View from 5,000 Feet- Greenhouse Issues of Today with Impact for the Future. NGMA Meeting.

 

Kubota, Chieri.2003. Report on use of Dosatron D200RE Injector.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. Aeroponics: An Alternative Production System for High- Value Root Crops.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. From Seed to Harvest: Cultural Practices of Tomato Production on Rockwool with Drip Irrigation.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2003. Adaptation of SUBSTOR for Controlled Environment Potato Production with Elevated Carbon Dioxide. Transactions of the ASAE.

 

Retractable Roof Greenhouse Cultivation Offers Flexibillity: Plants Thrive Under Moveable Shade. Agricultural Experiment Station Research Report.

 

Tonkaz, T., M. Simsek and M. Kacira. 2003. The effects of different irrigation levels on the weight of cucumber. Journal of Harran University College of Agriculture, 7(1-2): 69-74.

 

2002

Giacomelli, Gene. Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) 'Program of High Technology Agriculture in the Desert Southwest U.S.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2002. Considerations for Energy Management of Greenhouse Heating and Cooling. Southern Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association Conference.

 

Fleisher, David., Ting, K.C., and Giacomelli, Gene. Decision Support Software for Phytoremediation Systems using Rhizofiltration Processes.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. Environmental Control and Plant Culture.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. Introduction to Greenhouse Glazing.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. and Jensen, Merle. 2002.  A Trial to Test Heat Tolerant Tomato Varieties for Use In Desert ClimatesTrial 2:2001-2002.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. and Paterson, Randy. 2003. Development and Evaluation of an Advanced Water-Jacketed High Intensity Discharge Lamp.

 

Pavani, Piero. 2001. Ecologically Sound Soilless Culture's Succession on Thin Layers of 'Porfido'. Instituto Tecnico Agrario Statale 'Ottavio Munerati'.

 

Jensen, Merle. Hydroponics Worldwide- A Technical Overview.

 

Jensen, Merle. Steering Your Tomatoes Toward Profit.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2001. Occupational Guide for Hydroponic Growers [within Controlled Environment Agriculture].

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. 2002. From Seed to Harvest. Science Alive Program.

 

Kacira, M., P. P. Ling, T. H. Short. 2002. Establishing crop water stress index (CWSI) threshold values for early and non-contact detection of plant water stress. Transactions of ASAE, 45(3): 775-780. Kacira, M., P. P. Ling and T. H. Short. 2002. Machine vision extracted plant movement for early detection of plant water stress. Transactions of the ASABE, 45(4): 1147-1153.

 

2001

Giacomelli, Gene & Kania, Stephen. 2001. Design of A System for Measuring Canopy Gas Exchange. ASAE

Pagliarulo,Christopher L. & Hayden, Anita L. Potential For Greenhouse Aeroponic Cultivation of Medicinal Root Crops.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia A., Jensen, Merle & Giacomelli, Gene. Production Procedures for Greenhouse Tomatoes in Arizona with a Focus on Nutrition in Hot Climates.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia A. 2001. Basic Principles of Hydroponics. Master Gardeners Workshop, Fundamental Plant Production within Greenhouses.

 

D.H. Fleisher, J. Cavazzoni, G.A.Giacomelli, K.C.Ting. Adaptation of SUBSTOR for Hydroponic, Controlled Environment White Potato Production.   

 

Giacomelli, Gene A. 2001. Greenhouse Structures. Master Gardeners Workshop, Fundamental Plan Production within Greenhouses. 

 

Hayden, Anita. Burdock Aeroponic Abstract.

 

Jensen, Merle. 2001. Controlled Environment Agriculture in Deserts, Tropics and Temperate Regions- A World Review.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2001. Nutrient Delivery Sytems for Crop Production in the Controlled Environment. International Symposium on Design and Environmental Control of Tropical and Subtropical Greenhouses.

 

Giacomelli, Gene. 2001. Nutrient Delivery Systems and Irrigation. Master Gardeners Workshop, Fundamental Plant Production within Greenhouses.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. 2001. Plant Nutrition. Master Gardeners Workshop, Fundamental Plant Production within Greenhouses.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. 2001. Plant Protection in the Greenhouse. Master Gardeners Workshop, Fundamental Plant Production within Greenhouses.

 

Rorabaugh, Patricia. and Jensen, Merle. 2001.  A Trial to Test Heat Tolerant Tomato Varieties for Use In Desert ClimatesTrial 1: 2000-2001

 

Henne, Laura. 2001. Raising Arizona. Greenhouse Grower Magazine.

 

Kacira, M. and P. P. Ling. 2001. Design and development of an automated and non-contact sensing system for continuous monitoring of plant health and growth. Transactions of ASAE, 44(4): 889-896.