Bio, Resume

Educational Background:

Howard Resh
Howard Resh

Ph.D. Plant Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., 1975.
B.S.Ag. Plant Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., 1968.

Publications (Hydroponics only):

Scientific & Popular Papers (Partial list since 2000)

Resh, Howard M. 2000. Hidroponia en el Caribe. Boletin de la Red Hidroponia, Univ. Agraria La
Molina, Lima, Peru, No. 9. Oct/Dic. 2000.

Resh, Howard M. 2000. Postcard from the Caribbean. Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses, Casper
Publications Pty Ltd., Narrabeen, Australia, Issue 55, Nov./Dec.’00: 40-47.

Resh, Howard M. 2001. Hydroponic farming at the Cuisinart Resort & Spa. Flower & Garden,
KC Publishing, Inc., New York, NY., Vol. 45, Nov., 2001: 38-42.

Resh, Howard M. 2002. Cuisinart Resort & Spa-Growing and learning in Anguilla. The Growing Edge,
New Moon Publishing, Inc., Corvallis, OR., Vol. 14, No. 1, Sept./Oct. 2002: 28-36.

Resh, Howard M. 2004. Produccion de berros. Red Hidroponia Boletin #23, Univ. Agraria La Molina,
Lima, Peru, April-June 2004: 2-7.

Resh, Howard M. 2004. Produccion de lechuga. Red Hidroponia Boletin #25, Univ. Agraria La Molina,
Lima, Peru, Oct.-Dec. 2004: 3-9.

Resh, Howard M. 2005. Cuisinart-Fresh greens and island breezes. The Growing Edge, New Moon Publishing, Inc., Corvallis, OR, Vol. 16, No.6, July/Aug. 2005: 26-31.

Resh, Howard M. 2006. Growing Chinese greens in the Caribbean. The Growing Edge, New Moon Publishing, Inc., Corvallis, OR, Vol. 17, No.5, May/June 2006: 25-28.

Resh, Howard M. 2007. Education & Hydroponics. Maximum Yield, Maximum Yield Publications, Nanaimo, 8.C., Canada. May/Jun e 2007 : 26-31 , 36, 38, 40-41 .

Resh, Howard M. 2008. Towering Herbs. The Growing Edge, New Moon Publ. Inc., Corvallis, OR, Vol. 19, No. 3, Jan/Feb. 2008: 40-45.

Books:

Resh, H.M. 1978. Hydroponic Food Production, 1st ed., 288 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1981. Hydroponic Food Production, Japanese ed., 220 pp., Yokendo Publ. Co.,
Tokyo, Japan.

Resh, H.M. 1981. Hydroponic Food Production, 2nd ed., 335 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1982. Cultivos Hidroponicos, 1st ed., 287 pp., Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, Spain.

Resh, H.M. 1985. Hydroponic Food Production, 3rd ed., 384 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1987. Cultivos Hidroponicos, 2nd ed., 318 pp., Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, Spain.

Resh, H.M. 1989. Hydroponic Food Production, 4th ed., 462 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1990. Hydroponic Home Food Gardens, 159 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1992. Cultivos Hidroponicos, 3rd ed., 369 pp., Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, Spain.

Resh, H.M. 1993. Hydroponic Tomatoes for the Home Gardener, 142 pp., Woodbridge Press,
Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1995. Hydroponic Food Production, 5th ed., 527 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 1997. Cultivos Hidroponicos, 4th ed., 509 pp., Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, Spain.

Resh, H.M. 1998. Hydroponics-Questions & Answers-for Successful Growing, 198 pp., Woodbridge
Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 2001. Hydroponic Food Production, 6th ed., 567 pp., Woodbridge Press, Santa Barbara, CA.

Resh, H.M. 2001. Cultivos Hidroponicos, 5th ed., 558 pp., Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, Spain.

Resh, H.M. 2003. Hobby Hydroponics. 161 pp., Newconcept Press, Mahwah, NJ.

Resh, H.M. 2012. Hydroponic Food Production, 7th ed., 524 pp., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Resh, H.M. 2013. Hobby Hydroponics, 2nd ed., 128 pp., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Resh, H.M. 2015. Hydroponics for the Home Grower. 326 p., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Conferences (Partial list since 1996):

Resh, H.M. 1996. Cultivo en lana de roca. Curso Taller Int. de Hidroponia, Lima, Peru,
25 – 29 Marzo 1996: 67-76.

Resh, H.M. 1996. El sistema de subirrigacion en grava y arena. Curso Taller Int. de Hidroponia, Lima,
Peru, 25 – 29 Marzo 1996: 105-112.

Resh, H.M. 1996. NFT y cultivos en agua. Curso Taller Int. de Hidroponia, Lima, Peru, 25 –29 Marzo
1996: 139-154.

Resh, H.M. 1997. Column culture of vegetables and strawberries. Hidroponia Comercial Confencia
International, Lima, Peru, 6 – 8 Agosto 1997: 47-54.

Resh, H.M. 1997. Watercress production. Hidroponia Comercial Conferencia International, Lima,
Peru, 6 – 8 Agosto 1997: 75-85.

Resh, H.M. 1997. Alfalfa and Mung bean sprout production. Hidroponia Comercial Conferencia
International, Lima, Peru, 6 – 8 Agosto 1997: 95-104.

Resh, H.M. 1997. State-of-the-art greenhouse technology. Hidroponia Comercial Conferencia
International, Lima, Peru, 6 – 8 Agosto 1997.

Resh, H.M. 1998. Seedling production. CropKing 15th Annual Hydroponic Grower’s Conference,
Orlando, FL, 20 – 21 Nov. 1998.

Resh, H.M. 1999. The greenhouse vegetable industry of North America and its technology. Primer
Congreso y Curso International de Hidroponia en Mexico, Toluca, Mexico, 6 – 8 Mayo 1999.

Resh, H.M. 1999. Hydroponic lettuce. Primer Congreso y Curso International de Hidroponia en
Mexico, Toluca, Mexico, 6 – 8 Mayo 1999.

Resh, H.M. 1999. Watercress production. Primer Congreso y Curso International de Hidroponia en
Mexico, Toluca, Mexico, 6 – 8 Mayo 1999.

Resh, H.M. 1999. The scope of hydroponics. Keynote presentation. Hydroponic Merchants Association,
2nd Conference, Orlando, FL, 18 – 20 June, 1999.

Resh, H.M. 2001. Cuisinart Resort & Spa hydroponic farm: A remote tour. CropKing 18th Annual
Hydroponic Grower’s Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 16 – 17, 2001.

Resh, H.M. 2003. La industria turistica y la hidroponia. Congreso Int. de Hidroponia 2003, Univ.
Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, May 21-25, 2003: 119-134.

Resh, H.M. 2004. Produccion hidroponica de lechuga. Congreso Hidroponia, Una Nueva Cultura Agricola
al Alcance de Todos 2004, Univ. Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, Apr 28-May 1, 2004 : 59-78.

Resh, H.M. 2005. Hydroponics and the tourist industry. CropKing 22nd Annual Hydroponic/Organic Growers’ Conf., Orlando, FL, Nov 10-13, 2005.

Resh, H.M. 2006. Hydroponics in the tourist industry. 5th Curso y Congreso Int. de
Hidroponia en Mexico. Toluca, Mexico, Mar 30-Apr 1, 2006.

Resh, H.M. 2007 . Greenhouse hydroponic culture of cucumbers. Congreso Intemacional de Hidroponia Centro Nacional de Jardineria y Universidad EARTH, Guapiles, Costa Rica. Mar 29-30, 2007.

Resh, H.M. 2007. Commercial production of peppers in soilless culture. Congreso Inter.
De Hidroponia, Centro Nacional de Jardineria y Univ. EARTH, Guapiles, Costa
Rica. Mar 29-30, 2007 .

Resh, H.M. 2008. Hydroponic pepper (Capsicum) production. 6th International Course & Congress on Hydroponics, Toluca, Mexico. Apr 17-19, 2008.

Resh, H.M. 2008. Hydroponic watercress. 6th International Course & Congress on
Hydroponics, Toluca, Mexico. Apr 17 -19,2008.

Resh, H.M. 2009. Hydroponic culture of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. 4th Encontro Brasileiro de Hidroponia, Florianopolis, Brazil. Nov. 19-20, 2009.

Resh, H.M. 2009. Hydroponics & the tourist industry-Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa as a model. 4th Encontro Brasileiro de Hidroponia, Florianopolis, Brasil. Nov. 19-20, 2009.

Resh, H.M. 2010. Hydroponic lettuce production. 5th Encontro Brasileiro de Hidroponia, Florianopolis, Brazil. Nov. 10-14, 2010.

Resh, H.M. 2010. Hydroponic watercress. 5th Encontro Brasileiro de Hidroponia, Florianopolis, Brazil. Nov. 10-14, 2010.

Resh, H.M. 2011. Hydroponics in the resort industry – CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla,
B.W.I. 3rd Congresa International de Hidroponia, Centro Nacional de Jardineria, Garabito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. April 13-16,2011.

Resh, H.M. 2011 Hydroponic raft (floating) culture. 3rd Congresa International de
Hidroponia Centro Nacional de Jardineria, Garabito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica,
April 13- 16, 2011 .

Resh, H.M. 2011. Hydroponic tomatoes. 3rd Congresa International de Hidroponia,
Centro Nacional de Jardineria, Garabito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. April 13-16,2011.

Courses:

Resh, H.M. 2003. Produccion de pimiento. Univ. Int. Andalucia, Spain. August 18-22, 2003.

Resh, H.M. 2003. Produccion de fresas. Univ. Int. Andalucia, Spain. August 18-22, 2003.

Resh, H.M. 2003. Produccion verduras de ensalada. Univ. Int. Andalucia, Spain. Aug. 18-22, 2003.

Resh, H.M. 2006. Produccion de tomate hidroponico. 8th Curso Practico Int. de Hidroponia Univ. Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru, Aug. 14-17, 2006.

Resh, H.M. 2006. Produccion de pimiento hidroponico. 8th Curso Practico Int. de
Hidroponia, Univ. Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru, Aug. 14-17, 2006.

Resh, H.M. 2007. Hydroponics and the tourist trade – Cuisinart Resort & Spa as a model. Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course 2007. Controlled Environment Agric. Center (CEAC), Univ. of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. Jan. 14-17, 2007.

Resh, H.M. 2007 . Tourism and education as a market for hydroponic projects & products. Growers Marketing Forum: Farm to Fork (GMF3) Controlled Environ. Agric.
Center (CEAC), Univ. of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. Jan. 17-19, 2007.

Resh, H.M. 2011. Hydroponic tomatoes. 12th Curso Practico Int. de Hidroponia, Univ.
Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru, Aug” 8-11, 2011.

Resh, H.M. 2011. Greenhouse hydroponic culture of cucumbers. 12th Curso Practico Int.
de Hidroponia, Univ. Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru, Aug. 8-11, 2011.

Resh, H.M. 2011. Hydroponic pepper (capsicum) production. 12th Curso Practico Int. de
Hidroponia, Univ. Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru, Aug. 8-11, 2011.

Resh, H.M. 2011. Hydroponic lettuce production. 12th Curso Practico Int. de Hidroponia, Univ. Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru, Aug. 8-11, 2011.

Professional Experience:

Full-Time Employment:
July 1999 – Present:
Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
Rendezvous Bay West
Anguilla, B.W.I.
Hydroponic Greenhouse Farm Manager: Supervise the construction of a greenhouse and installation of hydroponic components. The greenhouse is part of a $60 million hotel and resort complex. The greenhouse provides fresh vegetables for the hotel restaurants. Establish cultural techniques in the growing of herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, European cucumbers, peppers, eggplant and bok choy. Hydroponic systems include peatlite culture, plant towers of perlite substrate, bato buckets of perlite, raft culture, and NFT A-frames. My work includes training of personnel in hydroponic cultures, pest and disease management, planning cropping schedules, preparing budgets, purchasing supplies from foreign sources, developing nutrient formulations and modifications of systems and techniques to combat tropical conditions of the Caribbean. In addition to these direct growing responsibilities are the presentations to various magazines, radio and television programs in the promotion of the hotel of which the greenhouse is a key factor in the attraction of guests to this exclusive resort. Conducting tours of the greenhouse for the guests is another part of the public relations.

Sept. 1990 – June 1999:
California Watercress, Inc.
P. O. Box 874
Fillmore, CA 93016
Technical Director of Horticulture – Project Manager: Provide technical assistance for projects concerned with design and construction of intensive cropping systems, hydroponic growing of various herbs. Established a 3-acre outdoor hydroponic watercress facility to conserve water to overcome production losses due to drought conditions. Design and construction of greenhouses and hydroponic systems for growing various herbs. Training of workers and supervisors in horticultural practices for hydroponic systems.

February 1987 – June 1988:
Hoppmann Corporation
14560 Lee Rd., Box 601
Chantilly, Virginia 22021
General Manager – Greenhouse Operations: Coordination of construction and production of greenhouse operations growing lettuce in a floating raft culture system. Training of workers and a grower-manager. Writing greenhouse proposals for the construction and operation of large greenhouses using waste heat from cogeneration power plants in the northeastern United States. Work included site evaluations, climatic suitability, details of crop scheduling, horticultural practices, hydroponic systems, nutrient formulations, cash flow projections, equipment lists, pricing of greenhouse structures and components and the overall writing of the proposals.

August 1985 – April 1986:
Malaspina College
900 Fifth St.
Nanaimo, B.C.
Canada V9R 5S5
Instructor: Greenhouse Horticulture Technology Program. This was a two-year diploma program to prepare students for management positions in the greenhouse-nursery industries. Courses prepared and taught were: Plant Propagation (including micropropagation); Plant Nutrition, Growth Media and Hydroponic Systems; Pest Management and Disease Control; Greenhouse Management, Crop Rotation and Costs. Assisted in the arrangement of field trips for students, responsible for laboratory classes, curriculum development and planning of greenhouse facilities. Resigned from this position after the college term ended in late April to pursue commercial interests with Greentech in Taiwan.

July 1979 – June 1985:
Kelowna Nurseries Ltd.
2330 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, B.C., Canada V1Y 7N5

August 1984 – June 1985:
Vice-President, Production and Marketing: Responsible to the President and Board of Directors for the Company’s production and marketing of plant products and tissue culture technology. This included the preparation of the Company’s business plan and acquisition of equity financing. Collaboration with the Vice-President, Research and Development, in the preparation of research proposals and the sales of research and development contracts. To direct sales personnel in seeking research and production contracts for the tissue culture process. To coordinate and assist in the transplantation-acclimatization of tissue-cultured plantlets with the Operations Manager. To market hydroponic technology and direct any such research and/or joint-venture projects. To negotiate tissue culture joint-ventures and establish such operations.

July 1980 – July 1984:
General Manager: Responsible to the Vice-President for the administration of all divisions of the Company, including container, field and tissue-culture production. To coordinate all operations, their improvement, and initiation of new programs. Budgeting and control of expenditures with emphasis upon the economics of commercial production. To coordinate, with the Project Leader and his assistant, the commercial development of the tissue culture program. To assist in the development of fertilizer mixes, and transplantation to the field.

July 1979 – June 1980:
Production Manager: To supervise and plan the production of containerized plants, responsible to the Vice-President. The responsibilities included developing a cost effective medium and weed control program. Modifications of existing greenhouse facilities and improvement of propagation techniques for the liner production of over 300,000 cuttings annually. Directing daily operations of shipping, potting, fertilizing, irrigation, construction of new facilities and supervising of up to 40 employees. Planning needs of future production and facilities and budgeting the annual operations were part of the overall management of the container operation.

May 1975 – August 1978:
Department of Plant Science
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Urban Horticulturist-Lecturer: Responsible to the Chairman of the Department of Plant Science. The work included horticulture extension, research in soilless culture, and teaching of courses in hydroponics, horticulture, plant propagation, greenhouse design and production. To research nutrient film technique (NFT) with tomatoes and European cucumbers. To modify the NFT system to overcome nutritional and oxygen deficit problems.

Consulting/Contractual Work:

July 1995 – July 1996:
Hidroponias Venezolana, C.A.
Edificio Yekuana, 3-A
Cumbres, Curumo
Caracas, Venezuela
Project Manager: Provide technical assistance in hydroponic culture of lettuce, watercress, radish, peppers, tomatoes, and European cucumbers. To construct a 2-acre growing facility for peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes using rice hulls as a medium with a drip irrigation system. Design and construct a Mung bean and alfalfa sprout facility. Develop growing techniques and supervise and train personnel.

June 1988 – June 1990:
Thayer Industries, Inc. (Environmental Farms)
P.O. Box 1849
Dundee, FL 33838
Project Manager: Planning, supervising of construction of greenhouse components and hydroponic systems. Establishing horticultural practices in the growing of European cucumbers in rockwool culture. Training of workers and a production manager.

May 1986 – September 1986:
Greentech Development, Taiwan, Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
Coordinator and Project Manager: Planning, organizing, implementing and supervising the construction, planting and operation of a greenhouse in a tropical climate. Responsibilities included cropping schedules, development of growing systems and production. A greenhouse of one-half acre was constructed to produce Chinese vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers and melons with a modified NFT (water culture) system. Writing of an operations manual and training a manager. Also, provided technical advice on the growing of European cucumbers and tomatoes in a 13-acre greenhouse facility in Saudi Arabia. Made alterations in growing techniques and nutrient formulations to obtain higher yields with these crops under desert conditions.

June 1980 – September 1980:
Malaspina College
900 Fifth St.
Nanaimo, B.C., Canada V9R 5S5
Greenhouse Specialist – Consultant: Studied the feasibility of establishing a greenhouse curriculum and educational-extension center in Nanaimo, B.C. in conjunction with Tamagawa University of Tokyo, Japan. The study involved on-site analysis of the greenhouse industry In both British Columbia and Japan with research into the use of alternative energy sources for the heating of greenhouses. An extensive report was submitted to the Ministry of Education in Victoria, B.C. The study was carried out over a 4-month period while employed by Kelowna Nurseries Ltd. The work resulted in development of the Greenhouse Horticulture Technology Program at Malaspina College in 1984.

September 1978 – January 1987:
Hidroponias Venezolana, C.A.
Caracas, Venezuela
Hydroponics Consultant: Research and production specialist for the development of soilless Culture systems for the commercial growing of vegetables in Venezuela. Assisting in new crop development using sand culture. Designing greenhouse structures for the growing of head lettuce and other crops. Establishing a pest control program. Training employees in innovative hydroponic techniques and management of nutrient formulations. Resolving problems associated with tropical agriculture. This work was carried out from the time of leaving the Urban Horticulturist position, through each year thereafter for one month during vacation periods while working for Kelowna Nurseries Ltd. and subsequent employers.

March 1971 – June 1973:
Key Hydroponics Ltd.
Delta, B.C., Canada
Research Consultant: Consulted for a greenhouse operation growing tomatoes and European cucumbers in gravel culture. To develop plant cultural techniques and nutrient formulations. While some of the work was carried out at the University of British Columbia on a contract, varietal trials and engineering were conducted at the greenhouse site. This work was done in spare time during Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Part-Time Self-Employment:

July 1973 – June 1979:
Resh Greenhouses Ltd.
Vancouver, B.C.
President: In association with a Civil Engineer, formed the Company to design and manufacture greenhouses and hydroponic systems. The Company specialized in backyard hydroponic greenhouses and in consulting on commercial projects. To study the establishment of greenhouses in temperate and tropical regions of the World, traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Hawaii. Feasibility reports were prepared on each of these areas and proposals made for greenhouse complexes in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Hawaii. The Company was sold in 1980.

Student:

September 1970 – April 1975:
Dept. of Plant Science
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Graduate Student – Teaching Assistant: To research the effects of chronic low levels of air pollutants on interacting biological systems. The results were used to establish meaningful criteria with respect to standards of air quality. Instructed laboratory classes in horticulture, plant physiology, experimental design, and statistics.

 

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