2023 GLASE Summit Explores Greenhouse Resilience and Profitability

Growers, manufacturers, researchers, and efficiency professionals from across North America are attending the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium’s annual Summit this month to explore pathways to greenhouse resilience and profitability. The two-day event will take place in Leamington, Ontario on October 25 and 26, 2023. The first day features a keynote address, industry speakers, and a winery tour. On the following day, the GLASE Industry Advisory Board will meet and attend members-only greenhouse tours at Horteca and Allegro Acres.

“We are delighted to hold our first event in Canada to cross-pollinate greenhouse expertise across borders. The 2023 GLASE Summit theme of greenhouse resilience reflects the growing need for nimble solutions to complex energy problems across the controlled environment agriculture industry.” shares GLASE Executive Director Gretchen Schimelpfenig.

The program for October 25 includes:

  • Welcome & Keynote Address: Dr. Bruce Bugbee (Utah State University)
  • GLASE Research & Programs: Gretchen Schimelpfenig (GLASE) and GLASE researchers
  • State of the Leamington Greenhouse Industry: Jim DiMenna (Red Sun Farms)
  • Harrow Research Center: Fadi Al-Daoud (Agri-Food Canada)
  • Energy Prices and What to Expect for CEA: Evelyn Lundhild and Jason Kwok (IESO)
  • Winery Tour + Tasting
  • Networking Reception

The GLASE Summit is sponsored by anchor partner and GLASE member Sollum Technologies. Sollum Technologies offers smart, dynamic, user-friendly LED grow light solutions for greenhouses. Their lights include innovation such as automatic dimming of light intensity and spectrum in real time. Whether you grow specialty crops, mass market produce, or anything in between, take a look at these environmentally friendly and fully supported LED grow lights. Visit sollumtechnologies.com to learn more.

About GLASE: GLASE is a public-private partnership that merges leading-edge academic research and education with the marketplace expertise of industry practitioners. GLASE was established in 2017 by Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to transform greenhouse lighting and systems management to support climate-smart controlled environment agriculture. With support from Rutgers University, GLASE researches the leading edge of LED systems engineering, plant photobiology and physiology, and greenhouse environmental controls to commercialize emerging technology, save growers money, and reduce the carbon footprint of greenhouse operations. Visit glase.org to learn more.