LED Symposium, Feb 19-20, 2015 in Tucson (AZ)

US (AZ): Developing LED lighting technologies and practices for sustainable specialty-crop production

This one day symposium is organized by the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) in conjunction with the USDA SCRI (specialty crop research initiative) LED roject members from Purdue University, University of Arizona, Michigan State University, Rutgers University and industry partner Orbitec. The objective of this SCRI LED research group is to enable specialty-crop growers working in protected environments to successfully transition from traditional horticultural lighting sources to LED technologies. The symposium will provide SCRI LED project members and other nationally recognized research groups the opportunity to bring the latest information, understanding, and assessments of the use of LEDs in horticulture through oral presentations.

Three major topics covered in this symposium will be:
  1. Plant responses under sole-source LED lighting,
  2. Plant responses under supplemental/photoperiodic LED lighting in greenhouses, and
  3. LED technology development, evaluation, and economics.

Tentative program:
Thursday, February 19th, 2015
3PM – TBA: Facility tour & reception

Friday, February 20th, 2015
8AM – 5PM: One day LED symposium
Note: Online participation is available

For more information
University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC)
Chieri Kubota
T: +1 520-626-8833
Email: ckubota@email.arizona.edu

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