LED Lighting Applications in Controlled Environments
Arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used in controlled environments to deliver photoperiodic, supplemental, and sole-source lighting to specialty crops. LEDs emitting different bands of radiation can be combined to create light spectra that regulate specific plant responses such as extension growth, leaf coloration, and flowering. Dr. Runkle will provide an overview of the major LED lighting applications in horticulture, with an emphasis on how light quality and quantity influence plant growth and development of leafy greens and floriculture transplants.
About the speaker:
Erik Runkle, Ph.D, is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Erik obtained a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture at Michigan State University.
Since he joined the faculty in 2001, he and his graduate research team have performed numerous practical experiments in controlled environments to determine the effects of light, temperature, and other environmental factors on plant growth and development. Experiments have been performed on a wide range of herbaceous specialty crops including leafy greens and ornamentals.
Erik recently developed the Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory to better understand how the light spectrum can be manipulated to produce crops with desired attributes. To date, he has co-edited 6 books and authored 14 book chapters, nearly 100 papers in scientific journals, and over 250 articles in trade magazines.
5:00-5:30pm – Gather and Network
5:30-6:30pm – Dinner (Buffet with 2 Drink Tickets)
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members
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For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.
Location Details: Our meeting will be held in the Club Room at Crispelli’s in Berkley.
Free parking is available in a lot at the restaurant, as well as on surface streets in the area.