Greenhouse Canada

‘Energy’ the focus of CGC’16 keynote session

September 9, 2016  By Dave Harrison

Sept. 9, 2016, Niagara Falls, Ont. – The head of the greenhouse technology scientific research team at Wageningen UR will be this year’s keynote speaker at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference.

Dr. Silke Hemming will discuss “The Future of Greenhouse Industry – From Energy Consumer to Energy Supplier” in the keynote presentation on Oct. 5.

In a second presentation she will talk about “Light transmission and Distribution in Vegetable Greenhouses.”


The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC’16) will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls from Oct. 5-6. A pre-conference bus tour is on Oct. 4.

Hemming studied Horticultural Sciences at the University of Hanover, Germany. She earned her PhD in 1998, completing a thesis with the title “The Effect of Photoselective Greenhouse Covering Materials on Ornamental Plants.”


She has worked at Wageningen UR since 1999 at different institutes and in different positions. She has led the scientific greenhouse technology research team within since 2007.

Hemming is a well-known expert on the field of novel greenhouse design concepts and modern greenhouse coverings. She is leader of the ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Sciences) scientific working group “Light in Horticulture.”

CGC’16 is one of North America’s largest greenhouse shows, offering two full days of informative and motivating sessions and a large trade show with more than 300 booths. Sessions are available for vegetable and flower growers, and for garden centre operations.

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