Description: Plants need light and carbon dioxide (CO2). Yet how often do you measure, manage, and optimize these production inputs in your greenhouse? We’ll explore plant responses to light and CO2, identify strategies for supplying supplemental light and CO2, and discuss scenarios when it would make sense to provide supplemental light and/or supplemental CO2 in your greenhouse.
Level: All Audiences Type: Research
Joshua Craver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Controlled Environment Horticulture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Colorado State University. Dr. Joshua Craver's research focuses on enhancing vegetable and floriculture crop production in controlled environments. His work aims to evaluate whole-plant physiological and morphological responses to 1) optimize the timing and extent of production inputs; 2) improve the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources; and 3) increase the productivity and quality of crops produced in controlled environments. In Project LAMP, Dr. Craver will assess plant photobiology and lighting optimization for both greenhouse (supplemental lighting) and indoor (sole-source lighting) production of floriculture crops using light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Supporting the Colorado Greenhouse Industry. Floriculture and Greenhouse Extension. Your resource for floriculture and greenhouse information in the Rocky Mountain west.
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