March 31, 2016 / Modified sep 12, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Episode 22: Advances in Hydroponic Crop Production for Extreme and Diverse Environments

Originally Aired April 8, 2016

Climate change is projected to have significant impacts on food production and supply in some parts of the world. One day, space missions to the moon will need to be able to provide astronauts with a supply of fresh food and right now researchers are working at hi-tech greenhouses at the South Pole that are growing fresh vegetables. Gene Giacomelli, Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona discusses the advances in hydroponic crop production within controlled environments to sustainable meet the demands for food production.

IN THIS EPISODE

Gene Giacomelli, Ph. D and Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona
Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D, Regents' Professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Neuroscience

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