Current status and recent achievements in the field of horticulture with the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

Filippos Bantis, Sonia Smirnakou, Theoharis Ouzounis, Athanasios Koukounaras, Nikolaos Ntagkas, Kalliopi Radoglou*

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Abstract

Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has rapidly advanced the past years and it is nowadays irrevocably linked with controlled-environment agriculture (CEA). We provide here an amalgamation of the recent research achievements in the horticulture and floriculture industry, ranging from greenhouse applications to climate rooms and vertical farming. We hope this overview bestows ample examples for researchers and growers in the selection of the appropriate LED light solution for amending crop yield, phytochemical content, nutritional value, flowering control, transplant success, pre-harvest and postharvest product quality, and production of regeneration material. We leave the reader with some future prospects and directions that need to be taken into account in this ever-growing field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-451
JournalScientia Horticulturae
Volume235
Early online date9 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2018

Keywords

  • Greenhouse
  • Growth chamber
  • Light quality
  • Photomorphogenesis
  • Plant metabolism
  • Vertical farming

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