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May 29, 2016

Michigan State University Offering Summer Online Course On Greenhouse And Horticultural Lighting

The seven-unit course is aimed at greenhouse and ornamental plant growers who want to learn more about the fundamental concepts of how plants respond to light quality, quantity, and duration.

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Recoup LED Costs With Help From The USDA And Illumitex

April 19, 2016

Michigan State To Host Horticulture Lighting Symposium In May

Growers and other horticulture experts looking to learn more about lighting should mark their calendars for the eighth annual International Symposium On Light In Horticulture, which will take place May 22-26, 2016, in East Lansing, MI.

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March 29, 2016

Philips Lighting And University Of Arizona Study Shows LED Systems Ideal For Growing Food In Space

A collaboration between Philips And The University of Arizona found that using energy-efficient LED lighting in a prototype lunar greenhouse resulted in an increased amount of high-quality edible lettuce while dramatically improving operational efficiency and use of resources.

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March 22, 2016

Dr. Roberto Lopez Joins Department Of Horticulture At Michigan State University

Lopez joins the MSU faculty after 8½ years at Purdue University. He will be involved in lighting and production research, and will also teach courses on structures and floriculture.

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January 19, 2016

Tips For Cherry-Picking The Right LED Lighting Solution For Your Greenhouse

If you want to find the right LED lighting solution for your greenhouse, start with these tips from top lighting manufacturers.

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November 28, 2015

15 LED Lighting Solutions For Your Greenhouse

Narrowing in on the right LED lighting product often comes down to considering your specific crop needs and growing requirements to see what works best for your application. Here are 15 LED products to take into account when choosing the right fit for your greenhouse.

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Tidal Creek Growers

October 24, 2015

Five Tips For Successful Use Of Boom Irrigation Lighting On Long-Day Ornamentals

Michigan State University Extension shares five tips to help growers use boom irrigation lighting more effectively to accelerate flowering of long-day ornamental crops.

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October 8, 2015

Industry Standards For Greenhouse Lighting On The Horizon

As the use of LEDs has risen among greenhouse growers, so have concerns about the best way to measure and compare the many LED light products across the market. As a result, the lighting industry is responding to a call for greater transparency and the development of standardized measuring and testing methods.

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September 28, 2015

Recoup LED Costs With Help From The USDA And Illumitex

Illumitex is helping current and potential customers apply for grant money from the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), to help offset up to 25 percent of the cost of energy-efficient LED lights.

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Figure 3. Sole-source lighting in a multi-layer vertical growing system utilizing hydroponics for vegetable production.

September 23, 2015

MSU Offers New Greenhouse Lighting Online Course For Growers

  Michigan State University Extension is now offering a non-credit, pre-recorded online course on greenhouse and horticultural lighting. The lighting course is intended for greenhouse and ornamental plant growers and others interested learning about the fundamental concepts about how plants respond to light quality, quantity and in duration. It provides introductory to moderately-challenging content primarily based on experiments performed at Michigan State and Purdue Universities. This is the second course in the College of Knowledge Online series offered on the national Extension website. The first course was Floriculture Root Zone Management, also available online. What Growers Will Learn From Taking This Course The 3-hours of pre-recorded lecture and video demonstrations are divided into seven units. The first and second units cover the properties of light and its importance for plant growth and development. The third unit discusses how light quality influences stem extension and flowering. The fourth unit of the course teaches […]

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September 22, 2015

Sole-Source Lighting In Horticulture: Bedding Plant Plug Production

Researchers determine how sole-source LED lighting can be used effectively for the production of bedding plant seedlings.

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Figure 1. Mustard microgreens grown under sole-source (SS) lighting using light-emitting diode (LED) arrays.

August 21, 2015

Sole-Source LED Lighting In Horticulture: Microgreens Production

In Part 3 of a four-part lighting series highlighting the multiple uses of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), researchers examine the effects of sole-source LED lighting on microgreen production to achieve the highest quality crop possible in an energy efficient manner.

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