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Smart Plant Factory

The Next Generation Indoor Vertical Farms

Editors Kozai, Toyoki (Ed.)
Publisher Springer2018
ISBN ISBN 978-981-13-1065-2
URL https://www.springer.com/jp/book/9789811310645

About this book

This book describes the concept, characteristics, methodology, design, management, business, recent advances and future technologies of plant factories with artificial lighting (PFAL) and indoor vertical farms.

The third wave of PFAL business started in around 2010 in Japan and Taiwan, and in USA and Europe it began in about 2013 after the rapid advances in LED technology. The book discusses the basic and advanced developments in recent PFALs and future smart PFALs that emerged in 2016.

There is an emerging interest around the globe in smart PFAL R&D and business, which are expected to play an important role in urban agriculture in the coming decades. It is also expected that they will contribute to solving the trilemma of food, environment and natural resources with increasing urban populations and decreasing agricultural populations and arable land area.

Current obstacles to successful PFAL R&D and business are: 1) no well-accepted concepts and methodology for PFAL design and management, 2) lack of understanding of the environmental effects on plant growth and development and hydroponics among engineers; 3) lack of understanding of the technical and engineering aspects of PFAL among horticulturists; 4) lack of knowledge of the technical challenges and opportunities in future PFAL businesses among business professionals, policy makers, and investors and 5) lack of a suitable textbook on the recent advances in PFAL technologies and business for graduate students and young researchers. This book covers all the aspects of successful smart PFAL R & D and business.

LED Lighting for Urban Agriculture

Editors Kozai, Toyoki, Fujiwara, Kazuhiro, Runkle, Erik S.
Publisher Springer; 2016
ISBN ISBN 978-981-10-1848-0
URL https://www.springer.com/jp/book/9789811018466

About this book

This book focuses on light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, mainly for the commercial production of horticultural crops in plant factories and greenhouses with controlled environments, giving special attention to: 1) plant growth and development as affected by the light environment; and 2) business and technological opportunities and challenges with regard to LEDs. The book contains more than 30 chapters grouped into seven parts: 1) overview of controlled-environment agriculture and its significance; 2) the effects of ambient light on plant growth and development; 3) optical and physiological characteristics of plant leaves and canopies; 4) greenhouse crop production with supplemental LED lighting; 5) effects of light quality on plant physiology and morphology; 6) current status of commercial plant factories under LED lighting; and 7) basics of LEDs and LED lighting for plant cultivation.

LED lighting for urban agriculture in the forthcoming decades will not be just an advanced form of current urban agriculture. It will be largely based on two fields: One is a new paradigm and rapidly advancing concepts, global technologies for LEDs, information and communication technology, renewable energy, and related expertise and their methodologies; the other is basic science and technology that should not change for the next several decades. Consideration should be given now to future urban agriculture based on those two fields.

The tremendous potentials of LED lighting for urban agriculture are stimulating many people in various fields including researchers, businesspeople, policy makers, educators, students, community developers, architects, designers, and entrepreneurs. Readers of this book will understand the principle, concept, design, operation, social roles, pros and cons, costs and benefits of LED lighting for urban agriculture, and its possibilities and challenges for solving local as well as global agricultural, environmental, and social issues.

Plant Factory, 2nd Edition

An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production.

Editors Toyoki Kozai, Genhua Niu & Michiko Takagaki
Publisher Academic Press Expected Release date: November 1, 2019
ISBN ISBN 9780128166918
URL https://www.elsevier.com/books/plant-factory/kozai/978-0-12-816691-8

About this book

Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production presents a comprehensive look at the implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops for both improved food security and environmental sustainability. Now in its second edition, the book has been fully revised and updated to include the last advances in PF technologies. Edited and authored by leading experts in PF and controlled environment agriculture (CEA), the book is divided into five sections, each focused on a key element of successful PF: Section 1: Overview and Concept of Closed Plant Production Systems (CPPS), Section 2: Basics of Physics and Physiology – Environments and Their Efffects; Section 3: System Design, Construction, Cultivation and Management and Section 4: Plant Factories in Operation.

In addition to new coverage reflecting the rapid advancement of LED technology and its application in indoor vertical farming, other revisions to the new edition include updated information on the status of business and R&D and selected commercial PFALs (plant factory with artificial lighting) worldwide in representative countries. Additional updates include those focused on micro and mini-PFALs for improving the quality of life in urban areas, the physics and physiology of light, the impact of PFAL on the medicinal components of plants, and the system design, construction, cultivation and management issues related to transplant production within closed systems, photoautotrophic micro-propagation and education, training and intensive business forums on PFs.

Readership
Researchers, students and industry professionals in agriculture, food engineering, Food security

図解でよくわかる植物工場のきほん

監 修 古在豊樹
ISBN ISBN 978-4-416-71465-2
発行年 2014年
発 行 株式会社誠文堂新光社

人工光型植物工場 世界に広がる日本の農業革命

著 者 古在豊樹
ISBN ISBN 978-4-274-06880-5
発行年 2012年
発 行 株式会社オーム社

太陽光型植物工場 先進的植物工場のサステナブル・デザイン

編著者 古在豊樹
ISBN 978-4-274-06787-7
発行年 2009年
発 行 株式会社オーム社

よくわかる植物工場 何をどうやって、育てているの?

監 修 古在豊樹
ISBN 978-4-569-78506-6
発行年 2015年
発 行 株式会社PHP研究所

農学基礎シリーズ 野菜園芸学の基礎

編著者 篠原 温
ISBN ISBN 978-4-540-11205-8
発行年 2014年
発 行 一般社団法人 農山漁村文化協会

施設園芸・植物工場ハンドブック

企画・編集 一般社団法人 日本施設園芸協会
ISBN 978-4-540-15101-9
発行年 2015年
発 行 一般社団法人 農山漁村文化協会

養液栽培実用ハンドブック 日本養液栽培研究会創立30周年記念出版

編 者 日本養液栽培研究会
ISBN 978-4-416-91800-5
発行年 2018年
発 行 株式会社誠文堂新光社

「幸せの種」はきっと見つかる

著 者 古在豊樹
ISBN 978-4-396-41104-6
発行年 2008年
発 行 祥伝社

人工光型植物工場(中国語版)

著 者 Kozai, Toyoki
ISBN 978-7-109-19693-3
発行年 2014年
発 行 China Agriculture Press

都市农业中的LED照明(人工光源植物工厂 LED照明 食品计算机 光电技术 智能照明)

編著者 Kozai, Toyoki
ISBN 978-7-111-60933-9
発行年 2018年
発 行 机械工业出版社

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