For Canadian Flowers Week, P.L. Light Systems has released a new e-book for ornamental horticulture in relation to the light environment.
The ornamental horticultural industry is diverse and made up of flowering potted plants, cut flowers and bedding plants. Ornamentals have specific lighting requirements needed to grow high quality and consistent crops. Since many bedding plant varieties are started in winter, lighting becomes important for managing early growth stages and to ensure products are in a condition ready to be hipped to customers.
Cut flowers and flowering potted plants require supplemental lighting in low light times of the year, to avoid slow growth cycles and to grow uniform, healthy plants. Since lighting is tied to overall quality and yields, it becomes important to have a reliable lighting system that can deliver on the goals you want to achieve.
With so many lighting options in the market, deciding which to go with can become overwhelming. At P.L. Light Systems, they manufacture and sell both HID and LED luminaires, and have been working with North and South American growers for 40 years in helping them build their businesses and achieve their goals.
For more information on ornamental cultivation and their lighting requirements, download their Ornamental Crop Cultivation Guide.