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What is Horticultural Engineering?

Horticultural engineering blends agricultural engineering, plant science, computer science, and control theory to produce effective and efficient plant growing systems, whether in high-tech greenhouses or low-tech row cover systems. In the case of greenhouse production systems, another frequently used term is Controlled Environment Agriculture. People trained in this discipline have a strong understanding of and appreciation for the engineering, biological, and environmental aspects of plant production. Horticultural engineers play a vital role in the secure, healthy, and cost-effective production of many edible and ornamental plant species on which we all depend.

2003-2007 High Tunnel Project

2004 ASABE (ASAE) Historic Landmark Dedication

2003 NJ Greenhouse Industry Survey


Bioresource Engineering
Department of Environmental Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
20 Ag Extension Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 932-9534

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