Purdue University’s January 31 Open House Will Highlight LED And High-Wire Tomato Research

Cuttings and LEDs_webSee the latest in light-emitting diode (LED) floriculture and high-wire tomato research at an open house on January 31, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture in West Lafayette, Ind.

See supplemental and sole-source (multilayer chamber) LED lighting of plugs, LED photoperiodic lighting of annuals, end of production LED lighting to enhance foliage color and tower intra-canopy supplemental LED lighting of tomatoes. Benchtop root-zone heating research of bedding plants will also be highlighted.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. EST on January 31, 2014

Registration: Register at the Purdue website. Registration deadline is January 20, 2014.

Where: Purdue University Horticulture Greenhouses are located at the corner of Marsteller and Harrison streets on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Ind., campus. Parking permits will be handed out on the south parking lot behind the greenhouses (see map in registration link). Questions, please call 765-496-1296.

Nearest Airports: Indianapolis (IND) 70 miles, Fort Wayne (FWA) 113 miles, Chicago Midway (MDW) 124 miles and O’Hare (ORD) 146 miles.

Hotels: Visit the West Lafayette, Ind., website for a list of local hotels.

The open house is sponsored by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative, HortAmericas and Philips Lighting. Contact Roberto Lopez with any questions at rglopez@purdue.edu.

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