RED Horticulture & Wageningen University partners for dynamic lighting research
1 December 2023
A strategic collaboration with the Wageningen University (WUR) led by Pr. Leo Marcelis !
This partnership will leverage two experts on plant photobiology and greenhouse horticulture from WUR : Professor Leo Marcelis and Associate Professor Ep Heuvelink. The partnership is set to focus on cutting-edge research regarding the impact of dynamic light strategies on young plants. Our own Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Theoharis Ouzounis will lead the trial from RED Horticulture.
This partnership will leverage two experts on plant photobiology and greenhouse horticulture: Léo Marcelis, Professor at Wageningen University and Ep Heuvelink partnership is set to focus on cutting-edge research trials and the implementation of dynamic light strategies on young plants. Our own Theoharis Ouzounis (CSO) will lead the trial from RED Horticulture.
Key Highlights of the partnership:
- Dynamic Spectrum Technology: Together, we will explore the potential of dynamic spectrum lighting to optimize the growth and development of young plants in controlled environments. This innovative approach promises to enhance crop yields and resource efficiency.
- Research and Trials: Leo and Ep will lead comprehensive trials, leveraging the state-of-the-art facilities at Wageningen University. These trials will provide invaluable insights into the impact of dynamic spectrum lighting on various crops, setting the stage for future advancements in horticulture.
- Sustainability Focus: Our joint efforts align with the shared commitment to sustainability. By understanding and harnessing the power of light in plant growth, we aim to contribute to more eco-friendly and energy saving agricultural practices.
Leo Marcelis, Professor at Wageningen University:
“LED lights can exert profound effects on the growth and quality of plants”, said Leo, “Initially, the light intensity and spectrum of LEDs was kept constant during cultivation. However, it is now opportune to delve into the possibilities of dynamically adjusting lighting strategies. We have joined forces with RED Horticulture, a dynamic LED lighting company, to investigate the impact of these lighting strategies on the production of young plants.”
Theoharis Ouzounis, CSO at RED Horticulture :
The Chief Scientific Officer Theoharis, who made his post-doc at Wageningen University, looks forward to making new discoveries and proving the efficacy of true dynamic spectrum on young plants : « RED’s fixtures embody a dynamic approach, providing tuneable spectrum and intensity options that empower LED research to attain unprecedented heights. These dynamic methodologies are instrumental in identifying challenges and offering tailored solutions for various stages of development, diverse crops and varieties, different environments, and fluctuating seasons—all while maintaining an energy-saving mindset. »
The implications of this collaboration will be profound, as we work towards a future where agriculture meets the demands of a growing global population while minimizing environmental impact.
Download the press release here.