2021 Preliminary Conference Program

*All information subject to change

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:03 PM
Product Demonstration by LeDinPro

LeDinPro provides full series led grow lights, can be used in Greenhouse, indoor farming, vertical farming.

12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
Product Demonstration by Optronic Laboratories

 OL 756 Portable UV-VIS Spectroradiometer
The OL 756 is a highly accurate and very fast, automated spectral measurements for horticultural lighting and grow systems.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
What’s Next? New Advances in LED Technology For Next Generation Horticulture Fixtures

Novel advancements in LED technologies are paving the way for improved system efficiencies and cost down opportunities. In this presentation, we will explore horticulture specific phosphors to overcome the deficiencies of white LEDs, the use of primary optics to provide uniform light distributions and low cost, high robustness packaging technologies. 

1:30 PM - 1:41 PM
Product Demonstration by Samsung

Horticulture Lighting Solutions - Horticulture Lighting Market Trend, backgrounds, and best solutions for Horticulture Lighting

 

1:45 PM - 1:50 PM
Product Demonstration by Seoul Semiconductor
 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Quality and quantity of light for optimum plant response

Lighting for plants is the most important of the parameters that growers can control in CEA settings. The speakers in our fist session will explore the interaction of lights and plant growth and reveal the latest thinking on intensity and quality in terms of spectra.

3:30 PM - 3:33 PM
Product Demonstration by Solar Light

Cultivate and preserve healthy plants using the Solarmeter® GrowMeters, and Solar Light’s Digital and/ or Analog Quantum Light (PAR) calibrated sensors. 

Solarmeter® by Solar Light Company, LLC is the industry standard for UV and visible light radiometers. Learn how our point-and-click NIST-traceable meters are used to monitor lamp intensity and aging for horticultural applications. By measuring the intensity of luminaires and grow lights, these meters will ensure lamps are performing as needed to produce healthy valuable crops. 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Total environmental control for CEA

Today’s modern CEA facilities are being created to control all aspects of the environment in which plants are cultivated. We will take a deep look at the control technologies being deployed, how technologies such as artificial intelligence come into play, and exactly what environmental elements are critical for maximum yield.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Plenary Panel: Voices from the farms hosted by Erico Mattos of GLASE

Experienced growers operating green houses, vertical farms, and other CEA operations know first hand the challenges and opportunities of the horticultural sector. Our HortiCann Plenary Panel will be conducted in a question and answer format with experienced vegetable growers who have an understanding of the complete lighting and AgTech landscape and that know what works. Topics for discussion will span technology, sustainability, plant science, business and more. The panel will deliver invaluable insights to the breadth of the horticultural community spanning other growers to investors to AgTech and lighting product manufacturers.

Moderated by Erico Mattos

12:35 PM - 12:38 PM
Product Demonstration by Solar Light

Cultivate and preserve healthy plants using the Solarmeter® GrowMeters, and Solar Light’s Digital and/ or Analog Quantum Light (PAR) calibrated sensors. 

Solarmeter® by Solar Light Company, LLC is the industry standard for UV and visible light radiometers. Learn how our point-and-click NIST-traceable meters are used to monitor lamp intensity and aging for horticultural applications. By measuring the intensity of luminaires and grow lights, these meters will ensure lamps are performing as needed to produce healthy valuable crops. 

12:40 PM - 12:43 PM
Product Demonstration by LeDinPro

LeDinPro provides full series led grow lights, can be used in Greenhouse, indoor farming, vertical farming.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Beneficial Retrofit: Discovering the Advantages of Upgrading Your Lighting Technology with Bluetooth® Mesh

Bluetooth® Mesh technology already has a strong position in commercial lighting. Especially when it comes to retrofits, it allows for greater energy efficiency, faster deployment, and a higher quality occupant experience. Can this technology be implemented in horticulture? What would be the impact on energy consumption, plant production, and operation costs? According to the Markets and Markets report, the retrofit installations segment is expected to register a higher CAGR from 2020 to 2025. What factors are expected to drive the growth of the retrofit installations market? What would be the role of Bluetooth® mesh technology?

2:05 PM - 2:10 PM
Product Demonstration by Seoul Semiconductor
 
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
Product Demonstration by Optronic Laboratories

 OL 756 Portable UV-VIS Spectroradiometer
The OL 756 is a highly accurate and very fast, automated spectral measurements for horticultural lighting and grow systems.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote address: Impact of supplemental light intensity on Cannabis Sativa morphology, growth, and production in the greenhouse

Light intensity is a key element in impacting the biomass of cannabis crops grown in a controlled environment agriculture (CEA) setting. The keynote will reveal data gathered through study of the vegetative and flowering stages of growth with different supplemental light intensities undertaken with the mission of maximizing nursery and flower yields. The research also identified effects on the overall plant morphology. The work combines the goal of improving plant production while also improving the sustainability of CEA systems and techniques.

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3:40 PM - 3:51 PM
Product Demonstration by Samsung

Horticulture Lighting Solutions - Horticulture Lighting Market Trend, backgrounds, and best solutions for Horticulture Lighting

 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CEA and AgTech sustainably feed society

Imagine the day where CEA operations will be the primary source of vegetables for a growing global population. That day is closer than you think with growers taking investment capital, going public, and expanding. Meanwhile technologies such as vertical farms offer scale. The presentations in this session will look at some installations and contemplate lessons being learned.