Jose Calderon

Head Grower at AppHarvest

Pepe joined AppHarvest in 2019 with more than 25 years of experience growing in controlled environment agriculture facilities. Well-versed in top-of-the-line hydroponic technology, cutting-edge lighting and integrated pest management techniques, Pepe has overseen the growing of tomatoes, cucumbers and other fresh vegetables across the United States for top companies in the industry. His experience includes extensive training in the Netherlands, which has leveraged controlled environment agriculture to become the world's second-largest exporter of agricultural products, despite a land mass similar in size to Eastern Kentucky. Pepe holds a degree in horticultural engineering.
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