20 Apr


20 Apr 2023

horticultura lightenjin

the role of Light in Horticulture

Light plays a fundamental role in the survival of plants, contributing to the conversion of water and carbon dioxide into sugars essential for their growth and maintenance.

Several studies indicate that different wavelengths of light can activate different mechanisms in plants, resulting in specific and desirable responses, depending on the objective sought.

For example, if the objective is to obtain plants with a reduced size, which may be interesting for large-scale producers or for indoor environments, blue light can be useful, as it activates fewer chloroplasts and stimulates mechanisms that produce different secondary metabolites, many of them beneficial to human health. This can result in plants with higher nutritional quality and longer shelf life.

However, it is important to remember that using a single wavelength can lead to nutritional deficiencies in plants and reduce their survival. Therefore, it is recommended to use the full spectrum of light, but creating specific recipes for each type of plant, thus maximizing efficiency and reducing energy costs.

Furthermore, other factors such as light intensity and photoperiod must also be taken into consideration when controlling plant growth.

LIGHTENJIN invested in the study of formulas to obtain nutritious and attractive plants, benefiting both producers and consumers, with control of energy costs and reduction of food waste.

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