Researchers at Michigan State University used LED lights to produce compact flower and tomato seedling plugs.
High tunnels can be a part of a production system that allows growers to produce berries year-round while improving fruit yields and quality.
The use of LEDs to provide specific light wavelengths could allow growers to increase nutritional values of edible crops, enhance the intensity of foliage and flower color and improve the postharvest longevity of ornamental and edible crops.
Greenhouse lettuce can be a successful container or hydroponic crop for ornamental plant growers looking to give edibles a try.
We hope your 2015 is off to a great start! As technology improves, plant factories have the potential to operate in the U.S. and Canada to produce crops that are difficult to grow using current conventional methods.
Ohio State University corporate executive chef Lesa Holford has started growing edibles in a campus greenhouse for use in food prepared for the school’s dining facilities.
University researchers, extension specialists, industry representatives and USDA officials are working together to improve how research is conducted in controlled environment structures, including greenhouses.