Annika Kohler is a Research Technician at Michigan State University and is investigating the daily light integral (DLI) for indoor seedling production on common bedding plants such as dianthus, geranium, petunia, salvia, and snapdragon.
Previous research has shown that a moderate DLI is sufficient to produce young plants indoors. However, technology and production practices continue to advance, including better light sources to maximize plant growth and increasing interest in utilizing LED lighting for indoor young plant production.
She is evaluating the effects of DLI on seedling production and subsequent performance after transplant to determine positive and negative attributes that can affect a grower’s schedule, such as flowering time and plant size.
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Floriculture research alliance