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  • Factors that influence leaf coloration

    Published on November 15, 2017

    In the production of most floriculture crops, growers usually focus on quality attributes that relate to flowering, such as flower number and size, as well as plant compactness.

  • Developing new plant lighting standards

    Published on October 23, 2017

    Standards are developed so there is consistency and conformity in products to improve confidence and comparability in new technologies.

  • Supplemental greenhouse lighting: LED or HPS?

    Published on September 20, 2017

    Researchers at Michigan State University see if the results from producing high-quality seedlings with LEDs justify the high capital outlay for installation.

  • Sole-source lighting of plants

    Published on September 13, 2017

    Sole-source lighting is a term used to describe the deliver of light to plants that do not also receive light from the sun. In other words, electric lighting is delivered indoors and provides the sole source of light for plant growth and development.

  • Supplemental and sole source LED lighting

    Published on August 9, 2017

    Joining me today is Erik Runkle, professor at Michigan State University. Erik is well known in this magazine for his “Technically Speaking” column appearing inside the back cover.

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