HELSINKI, Finland: Horticulture professionals interested in technology and innovation for the production of fruit, vegetables and flowers will be gathering at GreenTech this June in Amsterdam. It is a horticulture industry hub with focus on latest tech innovations that gathers some of the industry’s key players.

Valoya, the leading manufacturer of LED grow lights will be exhibiting (booth 12.424) and hosting an event titled: LEDs & Innovators Conference 2018 during the exhibition. The conference will gather representatives of the three market segments Valoya serves: crop science, vertical farming and cannabis. The goal is to gather experts of the three fields and have them reveal latest innovations, data and hands-on examples of working in these industries.

LEDs & Innovators Conference 2018

The Programme

10:20 – 11:30     Crop Science and Light

Stefanie Linzer, Biologist, Valoya

Speed Breeding: Doubling the Number of Annual Generation Cycles of Wheat

Dr.Giovanni Minuto, Director, CeRSAA, Italy

Basil: High Biomass Production and Peronospora Control with LEDs

11.30 12.00 Break

 12:00 – 13:30     Vertical Farming Innovators Panel

John Apesos, CEO & Co-Founder, GROWx, The Netherlands

Richard Ballard, Co-Founder, Growing Underground, United Kingdom

Thomas Zöllner, Vice-Chair, Association for Vertical Farming

Lars Aikala, CEO, Valoya

 13.30 14.00 Break

14:00 – 15:00     Hard Science Talk on Cannabis

A Definitive Comparative Study of Using HPS vs. LED Lighting for Cannabis

Dr.Gianpaolo Grassi, Head Researcher, CREA-CIN, Italy

The conference is free of charge. Participants need to register on Valoya’s website after which they will go through a selection process and will be notified if they can participate in the conference. The sign-up form and more information about the event is available here


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