John Stamford is investigating how light can be used to both measure plants and regulate their growth and performance. He has previously investigated non-invasive physiological tools such as chlorophyll fluorescence, thermography, and spectral reflectance, which are used to monitor crop performance and health.
He is currently working on the Interreg 2Seas funded Hy4Dense project, which aims to develop a novel hydroponic cultivation system for high density growth of baby leaf salads. His particular interest is the role of LED lighting spectra and regimes on plant growth, morphology and performance.
REAP 2021: Changing Time(s) for Agriculture – 10th November 2021
Imagine a world where agriculture is not constrained by time. The ability to manage and manipulate time is increasing and REAP 2021 will explore the advances in technology and breakthroughs in science that is making this possible.
REAP brings together people from across the agri-tech ecosystem who believe that innovation is the engine for change. The conference bridges the gap between producer needs and technology solutions and showcases exciting agri-tech start-ups.