Light Management In Controlled Environments

Author: Roberto Lopez (Ph.D.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781544254494
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Much has changed and improved in lighting technology over the past 10 years since industry-leading experts on lighting, in collaboration with Greenhouse Grower(r) magazine and Meister Media Worldwide, brought you Lighting Up Profits (Fisher and Runkle, 2004).This updated and substantially expanded book presents the underlying biology of how light influences plant growth and development of specialty crops, especially those grown in greenhouses and controlled-environment growth rooms. Authors Dr. Erik Runkle of Michigan State University and Dr. Roberto Lopez of Michigan State University, along with 19 other leading plant scientists from around the globe, discuss technology options for shade and lighting, including the latest developments in greenhouse and sole-source lighting.

Led Lighting For Urban Agriculture

Author: Toyoki Kozai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811018480
Size: 59.22 MB
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This book focuses on light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, mainly for the commercial production of horticultural crops in plant factories and greenhouses with controlled environments, giving special attention to: 1) plant growth and development as affected by the light environment; and 2) business and technological opportunities and challenges with regard to LEDs. The book contains more than 30 chapters grouped into seven parts: 1) overview of controlled-environment agriculture and its significance; 2) the effects of ambient light on plant growth and development; 3) optical and physiological characteristics of plant leaves and canopies; 4) greenhouse crop production with supplemental LED lighting; 5) effects of light quality on plant physiology and morphology; 6) current status of commercial plant factories under LED lighting; and 7) basics of LEDs and LED lighting for plant cultivation. LED lighting for urban agriculture in the forthcoming decades will not be just an advanced form of current urban agriculture. It will be largely based on two fields: One is a new paradigm and rapidly advancing concepts, global technologies for LEDs, information and communication technology, renewable energy, and related expertise and their methodologies; the other is basic science and technology that should not change for the next several decades. Consideration should be given now to future urban agriculture based on those two fields. The tremendous potentials of LED lighting for urban agriculture are stimulating many people in various fields including researchers, businesspeople, policy makers, educators, students, community developers, architects, designers, and entrepreneurs. Readers of this book will understand the principle, concept, design, operation, social roles, pros and cons, costs and benefits of LED lighting for urban agriculture, and its possibilities and challenges for solving local as well as global agricultural, environmental, and social issues.

Tomatoes 2nd Edition

Author: Ep Heuvelink
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641931
Size: 38.99 MB
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This new edition of a successful, practical book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of the production of the tomato crop, within the context of the global tomato industry. Tomatoes are one of the most important horticultural crops in both temperate and tropical regions and this book explores our current knowledge of the scientific principles underlying their biology and production. Tomatoes 2nd Edition covers genetics and breeding, developmental processes, crop growth and yield, fruit ripening and quality, irrigation and fertilisation, crop protection, production in the open field, greenhouse production, and postharvest biology and handling. It has been updated to reflect advances in the field, such as developments in molecular plant breeding, crop and product physiology, and production systems. It includes a new chapter on organic tomato production and presents photos in full colour throughout. Authored by an international team of experts, this book is essential for growers, extension workers, industry personnel, and horticulture students and lecturers.

Growing Vegetables

Author: Roby Jose Ciju
Publisher: AGRIHORTICO
ISBN:
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This small book explains in detail growing practices, health benefits, food preparations, and nutrient information of four popular vegetables namely, artichokes, crosnes, broccoli and chives. Artichokes and crosnes are perennial vegetables and are used in rare and exotic food preparations. Crosnes are also known as 'Chinese artichokes' and these are one of the most delicious root vegetables available today. Broccoli and chives are considered as one of the most nutrient-dense, plant-based food groups.

Advanced Hydroponics Technologies

Author: Roby Jose Ciju
Publisher: AGRIHORTICO
ISBN:
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Modern advanced hydroponics grow systems combine one or more hydroponics systems into a highly efficient grow system unit to ensure higher yields and high quality of the produce. This fusion of different hydroponics technologies into a single advanced hydroponics grow system has made it possible to produce hydroponics crops on a commercial scale.

Blue Light Management For Depression Cyclothymia And Bipolar Disorder

Author: Charles K. Bunch, Ph.D.
Publisher: Spiral Fractal Soul
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Finally, there is something you can do with bipolar disorder/cyclothymia to reduce the highs and lows. A groundbreaking understanding of the management of your daily contact with blue light to the eyes leads to easy to follow ideas that lowers your hypomanic highs and elevates your winter and sometimes hot summer blues. These concepts are used daily and with all patients being treated at Boise Bipolar Center by Charles Bunch, Ph.D., clinical therapist. Dr. Bunch has 30 years experience treating the bipolar mood disorders. He is also author of the books; Soft Bipolar Suffering, Soul of the Soft Bipolar, and Soul of the Soft Bipolar Supporter. Numerous websites and other resources are listed in this book to help you make change day one.

Issues In Life Sciences Botany And Plant Biology Research 2013 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1490112677
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Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Chemoreception. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Chemoreception in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Author: Asaduzzaman
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ISBN: 9781634844895
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Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Specialty Crops Providing Human Health Benefits through Hydroponics provides useful information on agricultural technology management that enables the grower to manipulate a crops environment to the desired conditions. Specialty/functional foods can be produced through simple modification of nutritional composition and environmental controls. Management of chemical composition of hydroponic culture solution and physical modification of growing environments can enhance the performance of agricultural produce. Moreover, development and supplementation of special dietary components provides several human health benefits beyond basic nutrition. This book mainly include reviews and original research on the enchantment of growth and yield crop plants along with consistent production of secondary metabolites and antioxidants under controlled environments. Light quality mediated changes in nutritional quality and anti-oxidative properties of crop plants are also described. The final chapter reviews the current sensory perception of hydroponically grown fruits and vegetables compared to soil cultivation. The aim of this book is to represent a new way of thinking about sustainable production of specialty/functional foods using specialized culture techniques and demand oriented distribution. Interesting research on controlled environment agriculture from around the world are brought together in this book to produce a valuable resource for teachers, researchers, commercial growers and advanced students of plant biological science.