Alberto Hardt is a Research Associate focusing on greenhouse projects at the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). He supports with planning of new projects for the team while also assisting day-to-day activities required for trials. This includes general crop maintenance, fertigation, data gathering, and various plant-related tasks such as propagation, cultivation, and harvesting.
Alberto studied at Niagara College, completing the Horticultural Technician program, and graduating with honors in the President’s Honor Roll in April 2023. Having lived in Canada since 2021, he previously studied agriculture in Brazil in the early 2000s and holds a BA in social communication.
With over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, Alberto made a life-changing decision during the COVID-19 pandemic to transition his career towards plant production. Joining HESIC has allowed him to delve into the research field, expanding his knowledge and skills while actively building his network within the greenhouse and horticulture industry partners in southern Ontario.