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The keys of uniformity for plant growth

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-24 Thu 08:06

Plants have evolved around the sun as their natural source of energy. This is important because the sun is at an infinite distance away, with a predictable cycle over the course of days and seasons. The more light a plant receives, the more it will grow and thrive. In the natural environment, when a…

What's the difference between broad full spectrum LEDs and red/blue LEDs?

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-23 Wed 13:18

Growers generally have two options when it comes to horticultural LED spectrums – “full spectrum or broad-spectrum, which appears as white light; and red/blue spectrum, which can appear as purple or pink light.    

Automated solutions to optimize the energy balance of your crop

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 13:55

In June team AuTomatoes won the second edition of Wageningen University’s Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. There was no discussion about the team’s win, they scored highest on all three grading criteria, making them the absolute winner. In their strategy the team applied the principles of Plant…

Defining photosynthetic photon efficacy

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-08 Wed 11:41

There has been some discussion online and in presentations recently about the issue of photosynthetic photon flux. The argument goes as follows: Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is somewhat arbitrarily defined as optical radiation within the spectral range of 400 nm to 700 nm. Exposing plants to…