Bordine's Farm, Michigan, USA

"Begonias rooted one week faster"

Bordine's, the largest family-owned retail garden center in Michigan, encompasses four locations including the 100-acre Bordine's Farm, that propagates 10 million seedlings every year.
Propagation at Bordine’s Farm takes place during winter months when natural light levels are at their lowest. Because the farm propagates the majority of their own annuals and perennials, Bordine’s is always striving to improve transplant rates and reduce rooting time.

Four-week trial
Dave Redoutey, Propagation Grower, pursued testing propagating Bordine’s most popular annual bedding plants and perennials including begonia, petunia, geranium, and vinca under Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. He compared test results against historical data of propagating the same plants under high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures and natural sunlight.

Among the results of the four-week LED toplighting trial reported by Redoutey were more compact growth, faster root development, and sturdier leaves.

For more information
Philips Horticulture LED Solutions
Daniela Damoiseaux
Global MarCom Manager
High Tech Campus 45, Eindhoven
HTC 45, Ground Floor, PO Box 80020, 5600JM Eindhoven
T: +31 6 31 65 29 69+31 6 31 65 29 69

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