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Paul Deram, Mark G. Lefsrud, and Valérie Orsat

%:50% LED:HPS and two for the 100% HPS section (135 μmol·m −2 ·s −1 ). The control section did not have any supplemental lighting. The red bottom treatment lights were placed at the bottom of the section (at the level of the first leaves) and shone upward

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Celina Gómez and Cary A. Mitchell

depend on the intended transplant use, because morphological preferences for scions, rootstocks, or non-grafted production seedlings are different ( Chia and Kubota, 2010 ). Supplemental lighting promotes growth of greenhouse-grown vegetable seedlings by

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Shuyang Zhen and Marc W. van Iersel

February ( Korczynski et al., 2002 ). Supplemental lighting is often needed to produce high-quality crops in controlled-environment agriculture but can substantially increase production costs. For example, van Iersel and Gianino (2017) estimated that the

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Celina Gómez, Robert C. Morrow, C. Michael Bourget, Gioia D. Massa, and Cary A. Mitchell

yield and quality of vegetables can be achieved only by using supplemental lighting ( Dorais et al., 1991 ; McAvoy and Janes, 1984 ; Rodriguez and Lambeth, 1975 ; Tibbitts et al., 1987 ). However, the use of supplemental lighting represents an expense

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Marc W. van Iersel and David Gianino

providing supplemental lighting. These lights are expensive to use. Combining the ballast and bulb, a single 400-W HPS light consumes ≈465 W of electrical energy ( Nelson, 2003 ). To provide supplemental light at a PPF of ≈85 μmol·m −2 ·s −1 requires

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Geoffrey Weaver and Marc W. van Iersel

Supplemental lighting can improve the profitability of greenhouse crop production, and a better quantitative understanding of plant responses to PPFD can facilitate the development of more efficient crop-specific control strategies for greenhouse

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Wook Oh, Erik S. Runkle, and Ryan M. Warner

winter and early spring (from January through March in the northern hemisphere) when the photosynthetic daily light integral (DLI) can be a limiting production factor. For example, without supplemental lighting (SL), young plants are typically grown under

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Wesley C. Randall and Roberto G. Lopez

-quality young plants ( Currey et al., 2012 ; Lopez and Runkle, 2008 ; Oh et al., 2010 ). Previously, the only way for young-plant producers to appreciably increase ambient greenhouse DLI was to provide supplemental lighting (SL) from high-intensity discharge

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W. Garrett Owen and Roberto G. Lopez

environment and supplemental lighting treatments. On 4 Nov. (Rep. 1) and 18 Nov. 2013 (Rep. 2), 35-d-old plants were moved to a glass-glazed greenhouse where the day and night air temperature set points were a constant 18 °C. Five plants of each variety were

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W. Garrett Owen and Roberto G. Lopez

.C. Lopez, R.G. 2015 Comparison of bedding plant seedlings grown under sole-source light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and greenhouse supplemental lighting from LEDs and high-pressure sodium lamps HortScience 50 705 713 Sager, J.C. Smith, W.O. Edwards, J.L. Cyr, K