Light Regulated Vegetable Crop Development and Application in Agricultural SystemsEntry ID: USDA0546
Abstract: The purpose of "Light Regulated Vegetable Crop Development and
Application in Agricultural Systems" is to determine the potential
growth regulating effects of light conditioning on selected vegetable
crops; to evaluate vegetable crop sensitivity to growth regulating
effects of light quality on morphology (leaves, stems, roots) and
gerontology (aging); and to develop modifications of existing
... agricultural practices (plastic mulch, row covers) that exploit light
quality as a non-chemical growth regulator of vegetable crop growth.
Collection Organization: Clemson University
Collection Methodology: The effect of light quality (wavebands or
colors of light) on the growth and production of selected vegetable
crops (including watermelons, tomatoes, and peppers) evaluated in a
controlled environment utilizing artificial light sources and light
filters as the delivery system of the light quality
treatments. Vegetable crop sensitivity to the growth regulating
effects of light quality on morphology and gerontology of the plant
determined by selective lighting of plant parts (leaves, stems, and
roots) and by exposing plants at various ages or stages of development
(i.e. newly emerged seedlings, established seedling, mature plants).
Modifications of existing agricultural practices that better utilize
light quality as growth regulator directed at plastic mulches and row
Collection Frequency: Ongoing research.
Update Characteristics: N/A
Data Center: Clemson University
Dissemination Media: Paper-based publications.
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None
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Quality Standard scientific protocols.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ddct at clemson.edu
Clemson University Department of Horticulture
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29634-0375
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-27