LEDs (light emitting diodes) in horticulture
LEDs have the potential to revolutionize the way in which we produce high value horticultural crops in the future. Because they produce a monochromatic light, this enables us to target only those wavelengths that we consider are important for crop production, and at the appropriate ratio. LEDs will not only be of immense value in plant factories, but will also have an important role to play in conventional protected cropping. Solar radiation (although free) is unable to provide specific wavelengths. Examples will be presented, not only of the importance of LEDs for photosynthesis, but also their potential to influence plant development and the production of specific plant products.
Nichols, M. (2017). LEDs (light emitting diodes) in horticulture. Acta Hortic. 1176, 23-24
light, light intensity, wavelength, monochromatic light