2023 HLA Fall Seminar: Fatemeh Sheibani, Ph.D. – HLA Happenings

2023 HLA Fall Seminar: Fatemeh Sheibani, Ph.D.

Flyer for 2023 HLA Fall Seminar with Fatemeh Sheibani, PhD

Fatemeh Sheibani, PhD
Post Doc Research Assistant, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University
Thursday November 2nd, at 3:30pm, HORT117
or join via Zoom

“Enhancing Resource‐Use Efficiency for Indoor Farming”


Vertical farming (VF) as a newer sector of controlled‐environment agriculture (CEA) is proliferating as demand for year‐round, local, fresh produce is rising. However, there are concerns regarding the high capital expenses and significant operational expenses that contribute to fragile profitability of the VF industry. Enhancing resource‐use efficiency is a strategy to improve profitability of the VF industry. Leveraging unique physical properties of light‐emitting diodes (LEDs) as the sole‐source of lighting along with optimizing environmental conditions for indoor plant production helps improve resource‐use efficiency for the nascent vertical‐farming industry.

Fatemeh Sheibani will review her dissertation work on close‐canopy lighting, phasic optimization of CO2 and far‐red light, and crop gas exchange to determine changing sensitivities to light intensity and CO2 concentration at different stages of indoor lettuce‐crop production.

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