June 26, 2019
1 - 3:00 p.m.

Kalamazoo County Expo Center
Room 'B'
2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Cost: FREE!

Have you been thinking about using light-emitting diode (LED) lights in your greenhouse or growing area?

The quality and intensity of horticultural lighting is a critical factor for producing high-quality crops in controlled environments. While conventional options have a proven track record, LED fixtures present an intriguing combination of excellent energy-use efficiency, lamp longevity, and the ability to apply situationally selective wavelength combinations.

LEDs are certainly the future of horticultural lighting, but are they a wise choice for your operation right now?

Join us for a summer afternoon workshop on conventional and LED lights featuring Dr. Erik Runkle and Dr. Roberto Lopez from the Michigan State University Department of Horticulture -- nationally-recognized experts in lighting applications for greenhouses, indoor farms, and other controlled environments. Drawing on years of MSU research, Dr. Runkle and Dr. Lopez explain the most important factors to consider when selecting a horticultural lighting system for your operation.

Topics include:

  • Lighting strategies for plant production
  • Spectral wavelength combinations
  • Lamp efficacies and durability
  • Fixture costs and return on investment

** Bonus!! Join us on a tour of the LED installations at Kalamazoo Specialty Plants on historic Market Street! (5-minute drive after workshop)

This program is designed for growers of all skill levels. Prior knowledge and experience is helpful, but not necessary. Students and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend!

Cost: FREE!!

Light refreshments will be served.

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Registration for Horticultural Lighting Workshop: Are LEDs Right for You? is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2019.

There are 32 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information information contact Jeremy Jubenville at 269-492-2813 or jubenvi3@msu.edu.