Delphy is a global AgTech consultancy organization that is based in The Netherlands. Delphy is optimizing the worldwide production for food and flowers through the development and implementation of knowledge and expertise. Delphy focuses on developing ready-to-implement expertise in its research domains while also consulting and generating knowledge of various crops in open field, vertical farm, and greenhouse systems (VerticalFarm Daily, 2023).
Dr. Laura Bautista Bio:
Laura Bautista is the Project Lead of Vertical Farming at Delphy where she focuses on developing and implementing cultivation knowledge that enhances the efficiency and profitability of Indoor/Vertical Farms. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and International Agriculture from the Pennsylvania State University (U.S.) and a Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Sciences and Engineering from the University of Cordoba (Spain). Her career background is a combination of plant sciences, engineering, and agronomy together with a passion for technology and innovative solutions for making agriculture more sustainable and profitable. During her time at Penn State, Laura performed research to improve disease management using more effective crop rotations and reduce soil chemical fumigation use in the management of Verticillium wilt of potatoes. Her growing interest in controlled-environment systems for improving food production, food security, and sustainability made her join Delphy one year ago.
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