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Celina Gómez, environmental horticulture professor at University of Florida, said knowing the solar DLI will determine a grower’s need for supplemental lighting.
Photos courtesy of Celina Gómez, Univ. of Fla.

Growers, researchers learning how, where and when to use supplemental lighting

Before growers invest in supplemental lighting they need to determine the impact of natural light levels on their crops. One of the things that University of Florida horticulture professor Celina Gómez tries to reinforce with growers when talking about supplemental lighting is the importance of the daily light integral. Daily light integral is the sum […]

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Algae Production Using LEDs at the University of Kentucky

Algae production could help reduce greenhouse gases Researchers at the University of Kentucky are using a greenhouse and LED lights to study the feasibility of growing algae with flue gas from coal-burning power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By David Kuack Algae are considered a nuisance by commercial greenhouse growers. The warm, moist conditions […]

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New Video Shows Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomatoes being Grown with LEDs

New Video on Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes in a Greenhouse with LEDs In this video you will see first hand how a Ukrainian Glass Greenhouse Tomato Grower uses the Philips GreenPower LED Interlighting Module to increase production on their hydroponically grown crops. Please notice that the Interlighting Module does not replace HPS lighting.  It simply enhances other […]

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AJ Both of Rutgers discusses LED Lights for Horticulture and Greenhouses

Best management practices for selecting LED lights Development of testing guidelines will make it easier for light manufacturers and growers to compare LED systems. By David Kuack Growers are always looking at new technology for growing their plants faster, better and cheaper. One of the relatively new technologies that is gaining interest among growers and […]

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