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Record number 501008
Title Trial aims to show how LEDs can be used to steer commercial crop : green or blue light can steer plant growth
Author(s) Dieleman, Anja; Meinen, Esther
Source Trial aims to show how LEDs can be used to steer commercial crop : green or blue light can steer plant growth, In greenhouses 5(2016)1 p.9,11 , 2016-04-06, Karin van Hoogstraten, http://edepot.wur.nl/368388
Department(s) Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture
Publication type Media appearance
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) horticulture - greenhouse horticulture - led lamps - illumination - red light - blue light - agricultural research - crop growth stage - plant development - crop quality - tomatoes - capsicum
Categories Horticulture / Cultivation, Cultural Methods
Abstract
The application of LED lighting in greenhouse horticulture is still in its infancy. A few nurseries are already using LEDs, mostly red and blue. But still little is known about how the different light colours work precisely on the physiology of the plant. Research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in the Netherlands shows that blue and green LEDs can be used to steer a crop. A large greenhouse trial should give insight into how this can be applied in practise.
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