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December 18, 2023 8:30AM - 2:45PM EST:

Michigan State University horticultural lighting workshop

On December 18, the Michigan State University horticultural lighting workshop will take place. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes light morning refreshments, lunch, an educational program, and a tour. Participation is limited to 75 people. Registration ends on December 12 or when the event reaches capacity. To register, click here.

Please park in Lot 54, which is located south of the Plant & Soil Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing. You do not have to pay parking meters or pay-by-plate machines since these spaces will not be enforced on this day. However, do not park in designated MSU vehicle spaces, or you will be ticketed.

Tentative Itinerary
8:30 am: Registration Opens
9:15 am: Welcoming remarks and workshop overview (Erik Runkle and Roberto Lopez, MSU; Dan McMahon, Philips; Nathan Jahnke, Ball Hort.)
9:30 am: Light concepts, principles, and terms for horticulture (Erik Runkle, MSU
9:45 am: Indoor sole-source lighting of seedlings and leafy greens (Erik Runkle, MSU)
10:10 am: Indoor lighting of tissue culture propagules (Nathan Jahnke, Ball Hort.)
10:25 am: Photoperiodic lighting to regulate flowering (Roberto Lopez, MSU)
10:45 am: Break with light refreshments
11:05 am: Supplemental greenhouse lighting (Roberto Lopez, MSU)
11:45 am: Using LEDs to decrease PGR use (Nathan Jahnke, Ball Hort.)
12:00 pm: Lighting approaches: Selection of fixtures, lighting plans, and other application considerations (Dan McMahon, Philips)
12:20 pm: Boxed lunch
1:00 pm: Tour of horticultural lighting research projects and facilities at MSU
7 stops, 5 groups:

  • Indoor lighting of leafy greens and culinary herbs
  • High-wire vegetable crop inter-lighting
  • Supplemental lighting of young plants
  • Photoperiodic lighting (specialty cut flowers, tropicals, and foliage)
  • Environmental strategies to enhance strawberry flavor
  • UV lighting for height control
  • Low-intensity lighting for downy mildew prevention

2:45 pm: Workshop concludes

Click here to learn more

Registration Deadline: December 12, 2023 - 11:59PM

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