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Heliospectra to Present New Findings at the 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture

(GÖTEBORG, Sweden/SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 11, 2016) Heliospectra AB (OTCQB:HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and controlled environment agriculture, will present their latest findings on light quality and optimisation at the upcoming VIII International Symposium on Light in Horticulture, East Lansing, Michigan, May 22-26.

On Monday May 23rd Daniel Bånkestad, Research and Development Engineer with Heliospectra, will be conducting an oral presentation during the “Light quality and optimization” session entitled LED spectrum optimisation using steady-state fluorescence gains.

His presentation is preceded by a session with Anna-Maria Carstensen, PhD candidate at Chalmers University of Technology, who is presenting findings on Exploring the dynamics of remotely detected fluorescence transients from Basil as a potential feedback for lighting control in greenhouses.

Both findings were made possible by utilizing Heliospectra’s intelligent LED plant growth light systems as a part of an ongoing project funded by Mistra. Mistra is a Swedish organization, which seeks to promote sustainable development by investing in collaborations between researchers and industry - with the aim of solving important environmental problems.

Dr. Grazyna Bochenek along with Ida Fällström, Plant and Light Research Manager with Heliospectra, will present some of their recent work on a poster entitled The effect of diurnal light intensity distributions on plant productivity in a controlled environment.

Presentations continue on Tuesday May 23rd when Dr. Karl-Johan Bergstrand from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences will present his research, Using short photoperiods and narrow-band lighting as a way of controlling growth in ornamental pot- and bedding plants, using the Heliospectra intelligent lighting system.

For full program and abstracts please click here.
All Heliospectra posters are available for download here.