‘Energy’ the focus of CGC’16 keynote address

March 11, 2016
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March 11, 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 the Greenhouse Industry – From Energy Consumer to Energy Supplier” on Oct. 5.

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

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference 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 in Germany. She earned her PhD in 1998, completing a thesis that looked at “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 since 2007.

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

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