Can growth and shape of potted plants be controlled with light?

The Greenhouse Horticulture business unit of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is researching how dynamic light spectra, in combination with temperature and nutrition, can be used to sustainably grow compact and resilient plants. Oreon is supplying its multi-layer fixture Embrace for this multi-year project. This makes the WUR the first user of Oreon's newest LED fixture. The Embrace has all the capabilities that WUR needs to conduct this experiment.

Alternatives to chemical growth regulators
When you grow pot and bedding plants, the aim is to have a compact and resilient crop. Due to the increasing restrictions on the use of chemical growth regulators, alternative non-chemical methods for the production of compact plants are being sought. Research shows that certain light colors can promote compactness. It turns out that not only the color (spectrum) is important, but also the time of day at which that spectrum is achieved.

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