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Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 2019 - 1st edition fully booked - extra 2nd edition 18-20 Feb 2019 open for registration

Published on
October 4, 2018

UPDATE: as the first edition of the course (13-15 Feb19) is fully booked, registration is now open for a second edition which will be organized between 18-20 February 2019

In 2019 the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, now will organize 2 editions of the course on Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms.
In this course WageningenUR scientists share their unique knowledge with international students, researchers, and horticultural and light experts.
The course is held in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Registration for the 2nd edition of the course in February 2019 is now possible.

The course consists of a mixture of interactive classroom lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, and an excursion day.
The lectures will be given by a team of experts of Wageningen University & Research.

Course objectives

The aim of this course is to learn the basic principles behind the effects of LED lighting on plant growth, yield, product quality, and energy use efficiency.
It aims that participants also understand how to apply this information in their daily practice by developing strategies to optimize the use of lighting in relation to the whole production system.

Learning outcomes
This course gives participants an in-depth view on:
• Perception of light by plants
• Major plant physiological and morphological processes affected by light
• how lighting can be used effectively in greenhouses and vertical farms
• The different characteristics of light and how to measure.