Four New Scientific Posters from LumiGrow Research Show How Spectra Can Influence Plant Characteristics and Commercial Production

Four New Scientific Posters from LumiGrow Research Show How Spectra Can Influence Plant Characteristics and Commercial Production

Emeryville, CA, USA – October 27, 2016 – – LumiGrow, Inc. – LumiGrow Research, the research division of horticultural LED lighting manufacturer LumiGrow, Inc., released four new scientific posters that show how light spectra can influence plant characteristics and commercial production. Research, conducted in partnership with commercial growers and universities, demonstrates the breakthrough capabilities of adjustable-spectrum LED lighting.
Key findings from the research include:

  1. LED light can be used to heal grafted tomatoes with equal efficiency to cool white fluorescent lighting in a sole source lighting scenario. (View webpage)Byrtus1 J, Collado2 C, Sheets2 G, Yelton1 M, and Hernández2 R. Light emitting diodes as an alternative to cool white fluorescents for healing of grafted tomato transplants. Poster session presented at ASHS, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia.
  2. Plant compactness and stem elongation normally achieved with Plant Growth Regulators in mini-rose production can also be attained using light spectra. Low blue light environments resulted in taller plants, while high blue environments resulted in more compact plants with equivalent fresh weights in mini-rose trials. (View webpage.)Holley1 J, Malain1 S, Schuster1 R, Siboli3 L, and Yelton1 M. Effects of adjustments to spectral ratios of supplemental LED lighting on miniature rose growth and morphology. Poster session presented at ASHS, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia.
  3. A light level of 135 µmol•m-2•s-1 was determined optimal for growing cut gerbera from Nov. thru February at high altitudes using LumiGrow Pro 325 LED greenhouse fixtures. Accelerated flower development, hardier stems, increased chlorophyll content, and increased leaf count were all achieved with supplemental light for cut gerbera. (View webpage.)Llewellyn4 D, Schiestel4 K., Yelton1 M, Zheng4 Y. Searching for an optimum supplemental LED intensity for winter production of cut gerbera at northern latitudes. Poster session presented at ASHS, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia.
  4. In a comparison of LumiGrow LED lighting versus a hybrid mix of Double-ended HPS and LED lighting, seven of twelve cannabis strains produced higher THCA levels under LED light, with three additional strains performing comparable to DE-HPS and LED hybrid lighting schemes. Cannabis THC and terpene production can be altered by using high blue LED light in the final 3 days of flowering.(View webpage.)Hopper5 D, Wheatley1 M, Yelton1 M. Light as a growth variable: Spectral ratio tuning of cannabis spp. for quality and vigor. Poster session presented at ASHS, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia

1LumiGrow Inc., Emeryville, California, USA
2North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
3Rocket Farms, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
4University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
5Silver State Cultivation, Sparks, Nevada, USA

About LumiGrow, Inc.
LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in smart horticultural lighting, empowers growers and scientists with the ability to improve plant growth, boost crop yields, and achieve cost-saving operational efficiencies. LumiGrow offers a range of proven grow light solutions for use in greenhouses, controlled environment agriculture and research chambers. LumiGrow solutions are eligible for energy-efficiency subsidies from utilities across North America.

LumiGrow has the largest horticultural LED install-base in the United States, with installations in over 30 countries. Our customers range from top global agribusinesses, many of the world’s top 100 produce and flower growers, enterprise cannabis cultivators, leading universities, and the USDA. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, LumiGrow is privately owned and operated. For more information, call (800) 514-0487 or visit www.lumigrow.com.

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