Jun 26, 2012 Manes Winchester

NL: Purple LED lights for green future

A Dutch company -PlantLab – has come up with a method for growing indoors, using a purple/pink light, made of red and blue LED lights. The significance of the new method is that it could mean the ability to grow crop with 90% less water than is currently used.

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Jun 26, 2012 by Manes Winchester

Study sheds light on plants’ ‘spring switch’

Researchers have identified the genetic “switch” that triggers the flowering process in plants as they respond to warmer temperatures. They found that a gene, known as PIF4, activated the flowering...

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Jun 26, 2012 by Manes Winchester

Plant growth without light control

Plants are dependent on the sun. Sunlight does not only supply them with energy, but also controls their development steps. So-called photoreceptors activate the processes of germination, leaf development...

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