Agate Biosciences LLC - Science/Systems Engineering: Controlled Environment Agriculture
About Us

Dr. Roger Kern and Dr. Jacklyn Green spent many years as NASA scientists and engineers providing research and leadership to help the US space program.  Research, Systems Engineering, Leadership, and Project Management are in our wheelhouse.  We initiated the Mars Greenhouse Experiment Module Mars (GEM) - a small enclosed greenhouse for Mars in 1997; that was our start in solving problems in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA).  This was a perfect set up for creating a consulting business to help solve agricultural problems here on Earth.  After many years in solving problems related to plant health in enclosed settings for space, we want to help you create an environment here on Earth in which plants can thrive and help you make a profit.

Agate Biosciences brings you the highest level of knowledge, ability, and innovation to solve your greenhouse agriculture and indoor agriculture problems. We focus on creating the environmental conditions that will allow the plants to thrive.  We will help you design your systems from the first concepts to ensure that you have considered all of the factors that are needed to create a healthy facility; we tailor plant nutrition programs and biosecurity plans to your situation and your plants;  we will assess your current operations to solve plant health problems and tweak the environment to help the plants thrive and eliminate diseases and pests; we will move quickly and efficiently to address plant health emergencies and provide support through plant health crisis situations;  and we will provide continuous support to help maintain the health of the plants.  Our "Number One" job is to optimize the health of your plants to maintain quality and yield. 

Roger Kern, PhD
Roger Kern, PhD
President and Founder -- 22 years as a scientist/engineer/technologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- PhD from University of California- Davis Plant Growth Laboratory -- microbiology -- research
Jacklyn Green, PhD
Jacklyn Green, PhD
Chief Executive Officer and Founder -- 26 years as a scientist/engineer/manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- PhD from The University of Texas at Austin -- systems engineering -- leadership of complex projects and teams
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