In December 2020, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties, the most detailed and accurate greenhouse production market analyses in US. During the CEA Market Trends: An analysis of the 2019 USDA Census of horticultural specialties webinar, Dr. Erico Mattos, GLASE executive director, will review the market trends of floricultural and food crops grown under protection in US. An analysis by crop type and market value will be presented. The audience will have the opportunity to discuss the current and future greenhouse production market trends in an insightful conversation.
Dr. Erico Mattos is the executive director of the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering consortium, and co-founder and CEO of Candidus. Erico earned a Ph.D. (2013) from the University of Georgia and a B.S from the University of Sao Paulo (2009). In 2012, Erico completed Singularity University’s graduate studies program in Mountain View, CA. Most recently Erico was a recipient of the 2020 40 under 40 award by the LED magazine, and recognized by Produce Grower magazine in 2019 as Produce Pioneer by his contributions to the CEA industry. At GLASE, Erico works with academics and industry stakeholders to facilitate the development and implementation of new technologies aimed to improve CEA food production sustainability. At Candidus, Erico is leading the development and implementation of new lighting control technologies to increase greenhouses lighting energy use efficiency and maximize operations profitability.