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14-15 May 2018 | Jaarbeurs, Utrecht | The Netherlands
All sessions will be presented in English with Dutch translation
Monday 14 May 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018
SESSION 1: THE LIGHT
Accelerating LED transition of horticultural lighting with optimized spectra
Speakers: Xavier Denis of Nichia
Presenter Xavier Denis of Nichia will look at Horticultural Lighting market expansion using LED technology over conventional artificial lighting, and will explore spectrum requirement for photosynthesis. He will present a solution for fast growing and energy saving, with a full spectrum white LED and supplement phosphor converted red and far red LEDs.
Reflection, absorption and transmission of electromagnetic radiation by plants
Speakers: Richard Blakey of Würth Elektronik eiSos
Plant biochemistry is driven by responses to electromagnetic radiation. Plants are highly responsive to changes in their environment including circadian rhythm, circannual rhythm and competition for light. Here Richard Blakey of Wurth Elektronic focuses on how these characteristics can be used to support plant processes using specific monochromatic light wavelengths.
The importance of light distribution in plant growth and yield
Speakers: Koen Vangorp of MechaTronix
High planting density can result in lower PPFD at the lower leaves, reducing overall plant growth. Supplemental ‘interlighting’ can redress this imbalance and increase year-round productivity. Here presenter Koen Vangorp, CEO of MechaTronix will explain canopy penetration by various wavelengths and the effect of diffuse light, and how this effect can be implemented by introducing LED specialist modules.
SESSION 2: THE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
How to design a light recipe – the necessary light characteristics and efficiencies to master crop growth and morphology
Speakers: Alexander Wilm of Osram Opto Semiconductors, Sebastian Olschowski of Osram
Plants need light to grow. How can this light be created in an efficient way? How does the composition of light influence the plants? How can we find the proper spectral composition to the different targets? Alexander Wilm and Sebastian Olschowski will answer these and more questions from the semiconductor and biology point of view.
Mushrooms: A new frontier
The impact lighting can have on fruiting different varieties of mushrooms
Indoor farms: The sustainable challenges
Speakers: John Matcham of Fischer Farms
John will reflect on his journey with Fischer Farms and the recent developments of new lighting technologies for agriculture, looking at the special considerations for LED in indoor farms.
Lunch, networking and exhibition
Light’s role in controlling pathogens and pests
Speakers: Dr Jaimin S. Patel of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
What role can light play in the management and control of plant diseases and pathogens?
SESSION 3: THE CROPS
Cereals: Speed breeding with LEDs
Speakers: Sreya Ghosh of the John Innes Centre
The remarkable results of trials which saw LEDs cut growing in half
Tomatoes: Getting the right light recipe
Speakers: Anja Dieleman of Wageningen University and Research
How can we optimise the LED lighting to increase yield, flavour, sweetness and vitamin C levels?
Coffee and networking
Soft fruits: What the research tells us
Speakers: Willem van Eldik of Delphy
We unveil the results of LED lighting trials with raspberries, strawberries and blackberries
The Internet of Things and horticulture
Speakers: Viktor Zsellers of Arrow Electronics
Connected technology, known as the Internet of Things, is making inroads into building and process management, including horticultural. Here Viktor Zsellers of Arrow Electronics looks at the necessary technologies for IoT projects, including LED lighting and its control, the communication interfaces between field sensors and environmental systems and cloud data management.