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Guest expert Alex Bodell joins us today to talk about lighting designs, his journey to improve greenhouse plant lighting, and the lessons learned. Peter and Alex researched how specialized LED lights could elicit better plant responses. They were surprised to find that in most cases, the amount of light that plants get is more important than the type of light. From these lessons learned, Alex helps growers understand the total amount of light their plants need and build units that are affordable and effective. His current research aims to improve plant lighting through technology that is accessible for small growers. These are simple for growers to adopt, but take hours of agronomic, lighting, and engineering expertise to create. Here's your chance to peak behind the curtain.
Here's the link to Cornell's Hydroponic Lettuce Handbook