Supplemental LED Lighting Increases Winter Tomato Production in Central North Carolina Greenhouse

Parsons Greenhouses logoWe tested winter tomato production in a central North Carolina commercial greenhouse (34.5 ̊ latitude) to compare between non-lit and LED-lit bays. 2,100 plants were grown hydroponically in a 7,400 sq ft greenhouse divided into three bays: a non-lit bay; a center guard bay; and an LED-lit bay.

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  • First harvest 9 days earlier
  • 30% yield increase
  • Heavier plants with thicker stems

Poster Session presented at American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Authors

  • James Byrtus, LumiGrow Inc., Emeryville, California, USA
  • Dr. Melanie Yelton, LumiGrow Inc., Emeryville, California, USA