Research and Other Documents Relevant to Grow Lighting and Horticulture.
To better understand the needs of plants, it is helpful to visit scientific research documents, and other useful bits of knowledge.
Pursuit of knowledge can lead to new techniques and products.
Products properly informed by Scientific principals will display superior performance.
Techniques can be emplyed to improve horicultural productivity, improve the smell, taste and color of foods and ornamental crops , increased yields and the overall health and quality. Implementation can be useful in the Greenhouse, Outdoors and in the Greenhouse.
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Light, PAR, Chlorophyll and Photosynthisis:
- An artificial solar spectrum substantially alters plant development compared with usual climate room irradiance spectra.
- Par action spectrum.
- The Nature of Light: Radiant energy is energy which is propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. Most people think of natural sunlight or electrical light, when considering this form of energy. The type of light which we perceive thru our optical sensors (eyes) is classified as white light, and is composed of a range of colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) over a range of wavelengths, or frequencies.
- THE BASIC NEEDS FOR PHOTOSYNTHESIS: Plants, as well as some Protists and Monerans, can take small molecules from the environment and bind them together using the energy of light. The incoming light energy is transformed into the energy holding the new molecules together, and the organisms use those molecules as an energy "fuel." The basic process can be represented this way.
- Why do some plants appear green? Green plants are green because they contain a pigment called chlorophyll.
- Light Absorption for Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis depends upon the absorption of light by pigments in the leaves of plants. The most important of these is chlorophyll-a, but there are several accessory pigments that also contribute.
- Welcome to Sunrise Sunset, Free Printable Calendars. The place to start when determining your local Daylight Photoperiod, or Daylight length.
Phytochrome Switching Links to the Left and below: