LED can increase horticultural output

- Mar 08, 2018-

Not only that, fruits and vegetables grown under the LED lamp are not susceptible to the threat of climate change, so the role of LED in the field of agriculture is receiving more and more attention.

Today, as the world's population continues to grow, the real fear is that we will run out of food. The role of Stoke's Technology Center in the twenty-first century is to propose technologies that can sustainably improve food production to meet today's challenges.

Phillip Davis said: "LED lighting is a technology we recognized five or six years ago and really benefits gardening." "The horticulture industry is very interested in LEDs, not just because of energy efficiency, but because of the potential light Can control plants.

The ability to change the color of the LED lights is crucial. 90% of plant genes are controlled by light. Therefore, by changing the spectrum, the plant's growth pattern, growth rate, and morphology can be changed. The flavor, aroma, antioxidant content and the amount of vitamins produced by the plant can also be varied.

Stoke's Technology Center uses the natural biology of plants to do this, and does not change their genes in any way. Instead, it uses light to increase the yield, quality and taste of the product being cultivated.

Light can be used to ensure that the taste of fruit and vegetables is consistent throughout the year, for example, to ensure that there is no difference in taste between strawberries grown in the season and strawberries grown in the winter.

If the lighting environment is correct, reducing the foliage of plants can also improve the rooting of plants. Proper lighting increases the number of rooted plants from 20% to nearly 100%, which means labor and materials can be saved.

The advantages of LEDs are considerable, but they also change the spectrum. The low temperature of LEDs means that they can be close to the plants without damaging the plants. There is no heavy metal or glass in the LED, and the high pressure sodium lamp sometimes ruptures and causes pollution.

The main advantage of LED agriculture is that it is not affected by global warming, which means that plant cultivation can be undisturbed regardless of the weather.


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