Research

Kubota Lab is currently located at The Ohio State University (2017 – Present). Previously, our lab was at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (2002-2017).  The following is the list of current and previous research projects during the past years in these universities. Our project status is largely affected by the available funding (public and/or private funding). We are also open for contract research as well as consultation opportunities where our expertise is needed.

  • Greenhouse strawberry production (2009-present)
  • Greenhouse tomato production (2002-2010; 2012-2014; 2017-present)
  • Greenhouse leafy green production (2007-2010; 2014-2015; 2017-present)
  • Vegetable grafting and high quality transplant production (2005-present)
  • LED for greenhouse supplemental lighting (2010-present)
  • LED for sole source lighting in vertical production farms or warehouse farms (2013-present)
  • Value-added and new crop production under controlled environment (2002-present)
  • Optimizing transportation of high value vegetable seedlings (2002-2004; 2016-present)
  • Production of nutrient- and flavor-rich crops under controlled environment (2002-present)
  • Engineering analysis of energy and resource use in controlled environment production systems (2006-2007; 2015-2016)
  • Modeling and simulation of plant propagation under controlled environment (2006-2007; 2015-2016)
  • Photoautotrophic micropropagation (in-vitro controlled environment) (2002-2003; 2010)