Plant Factory Innovations in Japan

In this webinar, Dr. Hayashi will introduce the technological features of plant factories and indoor vertical farms, discuss the economics of their resource use, and analyze the current situation of commercial plant factory development and innovations in Japan. She will also discuss current challenges and forthcoming technologies of sustainable plant factories, including plant phenotyping based on cohort research.

Dr. Eri Hayashi is the vice president of the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), a nonprofit organization devoted to academic and business advancements in the plant factory industry. She has a keen interest in technological advances, including phenotyping, in plant factories. She received a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University.