Find out about the latest greenhouse environmental design, systems, and solutions at the International Workshop on Greenhouse Environmental Control and Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions on October 20-24 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.

Geared to researchers, educators, developers, and members of the controlled environment agriculture industry, the workshop includes presentations from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, covering everything from cooling, ventilation, irrigation, shading and lighting to ornamental and vegetable crop systems and yields, disease and insect control, nutrient uptake, and other topics.

The event begins with a day-long Warm-up Tour to Biosphere II and the Phoenix Mars Mission Operation Center on Oct. 20. Other tours include the UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center in Tucson and the Eurofresh greenhouses in Cochise County, Ariz., on Oct. 24, and a special add-on tour of greenhouses in Mexico, Oct. 25-26. Preregistration is required for all tours.

For registration information and a comprehensive agenda of all presentations on Oct. 21-24, go online to http://GHWorkshopAridRegions2008.org.