VIII International Symposium on Light in Horticulture

East Lansing, Michigan (United States of America), 22-26 May 2016

The second announcement is now available on the symposium website!
The deadline for oral and poster abstract submissions is 15 May 2015

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Invited oral presentations include:

  • Toward an optimal spectral quality for plant growth and development by Bruce Bugbee, Utah State Univ., USA
  • Plant growth control by light spectrum: Fact or fiction? by Wim van Ieperen, Wageningen Univ., the Netherlands
  • UV LEDs in horticulture: from biology to application by Jason Wargent, Massey Univ., New Zealand
  • Controlling plant growth, development and metabolism with commands from the electronic canopy by Kevin Folta, Univ. of Florida, USA

This symposium will cover a broad spectrum of the science and application of lighting of horticultural crops, including (but not limited to):

  • Electrical lighting technologies including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-pressure sodium lamps, plasma, induction lighting, etc.
  • Manipulation of sunlight through the use of coverings or glazing technologies
  • Plant photosynthesis, photoperiodism, and photomorphogenesis
  • The interaction of light with hormones, plant signaling, and other environmental parameters on plant growth and development of horticultural crops
  • The commercial production of food and ornamental crops using sole-source or supplemental lighting
  • Measurement, efficiency, spectral distribution, and economics of lighting
  • Lighting in greenhouses, growth chambers, plant factories, and vertical farms
  • Impacts and interactions of light on pests and diseases
  • Physiological responses of horticultural crops to lighting
  • Lighting for specialized applications such as plant-made pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and foods with enhanced human health benefits
  • Opportunities and constraints with future lighting technologies

Rachel Wakefield

Communications Executive and Associate Editor
United Kingdom