Research Agricultural Engineer
2801 W. Bancroft St. Mail Stop 604, Toledo, OH 43606
Kale Harbick's research includes engineering applications in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) such as environmental control systems, and modeling of energy and light. His program is directed by ARS National Program 305-Crop Production. Kale is located at the Toledo, Ohio worksite of the Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) in Wooster, Ohio. Kale collaborates with a national team of scientists via ARS funding and extramural grants. He serves as an advisory board member of local stakeholder groups such as the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF). His research is national in scope and is focused on optimizing certain criteria of CEA production such as minimizing energy, improving light uniformity, and maximizing yield.
Current projects include:
* Energy modeling of greenhouses and other CEA facilities
* Improving light and CO2 control systems in greenhouses
* Near-field radiometry of horticultural luminaires
* Modeling of greenhouse natural light
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|2005-2007||Systems Integration, Mars Program, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA|
|2014-2017||Research Support Specialist, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY|
|2017-2020||Research Associate, Horticulture Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY|
|2020-present||GS-12, Research Agricultural Engineer, USDA, ARS, Application Technology Research Unit, Toledo, OH|
|1996-2000||University of Southern California; Computer Engineering; B.S. 2000|
|2000-2007||University of Southern California; Computer Science; M.S. 2007|
|2000-2008||University of Southern California; Computer Science (Robotics); Ph.D. 2008|
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- Response of hydroponic baby leaf greens to LED and HPS supplemental lighting -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mattson, N.S., Allred, J.S., De Villiers, D., Shelford, T., Harbick, K.J. 2022. Response of hydroponic baby leaf greens to LED and HPS supplemental lighting. Acta Horticulturae. 1337:395-402. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2022.1337.54.
- Optimization of spatial lighting uniformity using non-planar arrays and photosynthetic photon flux density modulation -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harbick, K.J., Mattson, N.S. 2022. Optimization of spatial lighting uniformity using non-planar arrays and photosynthetic photon flux density modulation. Acta Horticulturae. 1337:101-106. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2022.1337.14.
- Modeling natural light availability in skyscraper farms -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eaton, M., Harbick, K.J., Shelford, T., Mattson, N.S. 2021. Modeling natural light availability in skyscraper farms. Agronomy. 11(9). Article 1684. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11091684.
Sustainable Production and Pest Management Practices for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Protected Culture Crops In-House Appropriated (D) Accession Number:438340 Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R) Accession Number:438854 Carbon Dioxide Enrichment in Controlled Environments: Characterizing and Overcoming Acclimation Responses in Horticultural Crops Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S) Accession Number:438873 Energy Balance Model Development for Indoor Farming Systems Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S) Accession Number:440970