Conference tour:

May 22 to 26, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan, USA





Welcome reception:

Banquet dinner:



8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture

Held in coordination with

ISHS Commission Horticultural Engineering, ISHS Commission Protected Cultivation,

ISHS Section Ornamental Plants, and ISHS Workgroup Light in Horticulture

The 9th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture
June 8-12, 2020
Alnarp, Sweden

Contact addresses:;

Symposium Topics

  • Electrical lighting technologies including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-pressure sodium lamps, plasma, induction lighting, etc.
  • Manipulation of sunlight through the use of coverings or glazing technologies
  • Plant photosynthesis, photoperiodism, and photomorphogenesis
  • The interaction of light with hormones, plant signaling, and other environmental parameters on plant growth and development of horticultural crops
  • The commercial production of food and ornamental crops using sole-source or supplemental lighting
  • Measurement, efficiency, spectral distribution, and economics of lighting
  • Lighting in greenhouses, growth chambers, plant factories, and vertical farms
  • Impacts and interactions of light on pests and diseases
  • Physiological responses of horticultural crops to lighting
  • Lighting for specialized applications such as plant-made pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and foods with enhanced human health benefits
  • Opportunities and constraints with future lighting technologies

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Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jennifer Sweet at +1 517-353-0443 by 15 April 2016 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Convenors: Erik Runkle and Roberto Lopez, Michigan State University