|Title||Light induction influences production of compounds and plant physiology : possibilities through intentional use of the light spectrum|
|Source||Light induction influences production of compounds and plant physiology : possibilities through intentional use of the light spectrum, In Greenhouses 5(2016)2 , p. 44-45, 2016-05-27, Arkesteijn, M., http://edepot.wur.nl/382945|
|Department(s)||WUR GTB Teelt & Gewasfysiologie|
|Publication type||Media appearance|
|Keyword(s)||horticulture - greenhouse horticulture - ornamental plants - chrysanthemum - phalaenopsis - plant development - crop growth stage - illumination - plant physiology - far red light - blue light - red light|
|Categories||Horticulture / Plant Physiology / Ornamental Plants|
Light is more than just the big mechanism behind photosynthesis. Parts of the light spectrum, or simply more or less light, influence the development of plants: germination, flowering, cell division and cell elongation. Light induction also affects the formation of compounds that are useful to humans. It’s a new area with much to discover.