Lighting

Increasing Yields of Baby Leaf Vegetables

It only takes a few minutes walking through the produce section of your local grocery store to notice the growing popularity of baby leaf vegetables. New baby leaf salad mix products are popping up in... more »

Looking for a Seasonal CEA Crop? Consider Strawberries

The interest in greenhouse strawberries has been increasing over the last few years. Part of this has to do with the demand for year-round production of the crop. The variability in quality and availability of... more »

Free Lighting Workshop Set for This Week

This week, Extension educators from Michigan State University will present a half-day workshop on "Greenhouse Lighting: Are LEDs Right for You." The workshop will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30... more »

Including Far Red in an LED Lighting Spectrum

Far red (FR) is a one of the radiation (or light) wavebands that regulates plant growth and development. Many people consider FR as radiation with wavelengths between 700 and 800 nm, although 700 to 750... more »

Managing Light Pollution

Greenhouse owners and operators are increasingly adding supplemental lighting to increase plant growth. The virtues of high-intensity lighting have been known for decades, but installations are increasingly common as developments in conventional and LED lighting... more »

An Overview of Long-Day Lighting

Long-day lighting refers to the delivery of long photoperiods, or day lengths, to regulate the flowering of plants. More specifically, when the days are naturally short, the delivery of electric lighting can delay or prevent... more »

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Indoor Grow Rooms Can Improve the Success of Young Plant Propagation

Although light is a critical factor in the propagation of plants produced from seed and vegetative cuttings, it is only one of the components of propagation. “Initially the light conditions are important, including light quality... more »

Horticulture’s History with Disruptive Technology: LED Lighting Takes Its Turn

Our greenhouse industry has an impressive history of embracing disruptive change and each of us has a personal perspective regarding time and change. One reference point for all of us is measured in terms of... more »

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