THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT IN HORTICULTURE IN THE NETHERLANDS

G.H. Germing
In The Netherlands plant irradiation has been the subject of research for many years on several experimental stations. In this connection, we must remember Dr. Roodenburg, who began his study in 1930 with the publication "Kunstlichtcultuur", and finished his work in 1966 with a book concerned with the principles and practice entitled "Kascultures en Kunstlicht"(glasshouse crops and artificial light), a survey of the available data on the application of artificial light in horticulture. In spite of all the information on the subject, the application in practice is rather poor, which may be ascribed to the high investment costs.

This paper outlines the existing situation in relation to the use of artificial light in Dutch horticulture.

Germing, G.H. (1971). THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT IN HORTICULTURE IN THE NETHERLANDS. Acta Hortic. 22, 142-145
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.22.19
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.22.19

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