Special Issue "Applications and Advances in Artificial Light for Horticulture and Crop Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2021) | Viewed by 41305
Interests: photophysiology; physiology of plant productivity; metabolism; phytochemistry
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Artificial lighting systems can be used for plant growth in controlled environment agriculture (CEA, also called protected horticulture). Their main function is to improve the quality and quantity of horticulture and crop production. The rapid development of lighting technologies using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has caused an increase in the application of this technology for horticulture cultivation systems. While the effects of artificial light properties on plant metabolism, growth, and development have been studied, authoritative and reliable data with respect to control over the light experience in terms of color, intensity, optical distribution, and changes in these factors over time across laboratories are inconsistent. Understanding and harnessing the impacts of artificial lighting on horticulture require long-term research efforts.
Therefore, for this Special Issue, articles (original research papers, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, reviews, modeling approaches, and methods) that focus on horticulture and crop production and regulation, including topics related to biochemistry, physiology, genes, proteins, metabolites, nutrition, and environment with respect to substrate and nutrition, artificial light and temperature conditions, and growth stage at harvest, are most welcome.
Prof. Giedrė Samuolienė
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- light application techniques
- photosynthetic photon flux
- yield photon flux
- secondary metabolism
- specialized metabolism