The latest information on growing with LED horticultural lights will be the focus of an upcoming symposium on February 19-20, 2015, organized by the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center in conjunction with the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative’s LED project members from Purdue University, the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, Rutgers University and industry partner Orbitec. The objective of the 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 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. The three major topics covered will be: plant responses under sole-source LED lighting; plant responses under supplemental/photoperiodic LED lighting in greenhouses; and LED technology development, evaluation and economics. Visit leds.hrt.msu.edu/meeting for more information.