8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture

International Society for Horticultural Science

International Society for Horticultural Science

The 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, from 22-26 May 2016. The symposium will be held in coordination with the ISHS Commission Horticultural Engineering, ISHS Commission Protected Cultivation, ISHS Section Ornamental Plants, and ISHS Workgroup Light in Horticulture.

Symposium topics include:

  • 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 specialised applications such as plant-made pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and foods with enhanced human health benefits
  • Opportunities and constraints with future lighting technologies.

Regular registration ends on 15 April, and on that date, registration for the post-conference tours closes. Online registration ends on 10 May.

For further information and registration, visit: http://www.lightsym16.com/  Ω

Posted 7 April 2016