Main topics and schedule of NovlelFarm 2019 conferences.

 

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PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 13th February

NOVELFARM


PLANNING AND CONTROL OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITY OF HYDROPONIC / AEROPONIC PRODUCTS

Substrates, light, water, fertilizers, temperature, humidity, aeration, atmosphere: influence on yields, nutritional characteristics and food security.

A new light for horticulture. LEDs that improve productivity and resource efficiency
Mattia Accorsi, researcher Università degli Studi di Bologna

New challenges for soiless crops’ mineral nutrition
Stefano Cesco, professor Università degli Studi di Bolzano

The biofortification of vegetables and new opportunities for a personalized nutrition
Massimiliano D’Imperio, researcher, ISPA – CNR

NOVELFARM


AUTOMATION: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR AN ECONOMICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SOILLESS AGRICULTURE

Big data, AI, robots and automated systems for hydroponic and aeroponic greenhouses and vertical farms, from environmental control to harvesting.

Autonomous greenhouse challenge: use of Artificial Intelligence and sensors for remote control of climate and irrigation in a greenhouse cucumber production
Isabella Righini, researcher Wageningen University & Research

Robotic technologies for protected agriculture: greenhouses use case
Rezia Molfino professor, Università degli Studi di Genova

High automation modular hydroponic greenhouse: BoxXland
Massimo Lucchini, CEO Idromeccanica Lucchini

NOVELFARM


GENETICS AND EPIGENETICS OF HYDROPONIC CROPS

Seeds, pre-seeding treatments, micropropagation.

Title TBA
Serena Varotto, professor, Università degli Studi di Padova

In-vitro technologies for high quality production of plants and the preservation of plant genetic resources
Maurizio Lambardi, Reseacher, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR-IVALSA

NOVELFARM


AQUAPONICS’ CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Stand-alone systems and integration with existing farms, salt water aquaponics (case history), scalability of aquaponics.

Moderator
Daniele Brigolin – professor, Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia

The Interreg Italy-Slovenia Bluegrass project – developing aquaponics in the project areaDaniele Brigolin, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Aquaponics in urban and peri-urban contexts.
Bernd Poelling, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

Aquaponics in Belgium – experiences of integrated production supported by the Wallonia region.
Vincent Gennotte. CEFRA- Aquaculture Research and Education Centre (CEFRA) of the University of Liège

Developing commercial aquaponics in Europe: lessons learned from recent research projects, challenges and opportunities.
Ulrich Ricardo Knaus, University of Rostock, Dept. of Agronomy

Market analysis of aquaponic products in Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Slovenia.
Andrej Udovc, University of Lubiana, Agronomy Dep.

Upscaling aquaponics production in Italy
Simone Venturini, Nutritech Srl

 

ROUND TABLE: Challenges and opportunities for the development of aquaponics in North Eastern Italy and Slovenia

Moderators
Daniele Brigolin, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Marco Francese, Shoreline Soc Coop

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 14th February

NOVELFARM


CIRCULAR AND INTEGRATED FOOD PRODUCTION AND THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

Enhancement of non-edible biomasses for insects feed and fungi substrates, water and waste management (substrates), energy self-sufficiency for greenhouses and vertical farms, the role of hydroponics and aeroponics in greenhouses and vertical farms towards the shortening of food logistical chains.

Moderator
Francesco Orsini, Università degli Studi di Bologna

 

TBA
Runrid Fox-Kämper, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development GmbH

TBA
Augustin Resenstiehl, SOA Architects

The sustainability in LCA of urban crops on the roofs
Joan Rieradevall Pons,  Professor Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

NOVELFARM


FOOD AND NON-FOOD AGRICULTURE: WITH SOILLESS YOU CAN DO

Officinals, cannabis, staevia, flowers and non-horticulture species.

URBAN FARM CHALLENGE


URBAN FARM CHALLENGE – AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Moderator and presenter:
Marco Boscolo, journalist