Industry Collaboration Report: Growth and development of cereals in a controlled environment with sole source LED lighting
Author: Bånkestad D. Heliospectra AB, Lethin J. Unitversity of Gothenburg, and the biotech companies CropTailor and OlsAro
University of Gothenburg, together with the biotech companies CropTailor and OlsAro as well as Heliospectra, have conducted a trial on growing cereals in a controlled environment under sole source LED lighting. The purpose was to study growth and development under two different LED light treatments, and also compare the results with experiences from growing under the traditional HID lamps. Growth parameters that are important to cereals and that were evaluated are plant architecture, developing time, flowering time, grain quality and yield.