Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 2017 - additional course from 29 to 31 March also fully booked.

Published on
January 12, 2017

UPDATE: Both light courses of this year are fully booked now and registration is no longer possible. New courses may be organized in the future - if you want to be informed about future dates then notify us by filling in the contact form above.

In 2017 the Horticulture & Product Physiology group organizes 2 runs of a 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 courses are held in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Registration for the courses in 2017 is no longer 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.