Fluence的计划研究机构和合作伙伴网络包括瓦赫宁根大学和番茄研究中心（WUR），研究黄瓜的Proefstation voor de Groenteteelt（Proefstation），胡椒的哈罗研发中心，慕尼黑工业大学的温室莴苣实验室中心，瓦赫宁根植物研究中心的温室园艺业务部门和
The latest studies utilized Fluence’s VYPR Series top light and
, which features four spectra and market-leading efficacies up to 3.8 µmol/J, in a randomized block design with triple replicates during a winter growing season. A leader in global horticultural research, WUR explored the impact of each spectrum on Merlice and Brioso tomato cultivars.
“Traditionally, tomato plants are grown under high-pressure sodium lights, where only one spectrum is available to growers,” said Ep Heuvelink, associate professor of horticulture and product physiology at WUR. “Given the efficacy of Fluence’s LED solutions and the company’s spectra options, it’s critical to understand how various tomato cultivars perform under LEDs and diversified spectra.”
Featuring a 1.3-hectare greenhouse with 38 independent compartments, Proefstation’s facility brings more than 50 years of experience in research on the cultivation of greenhouse and field vegetables.
“Light spectra have an important impact on plant and fruit quality, and we’ve found that LEDs provide a more optimal, precise spectrum than HPS,” said Jonas De Win, lead cucumber researcher at Proefstation. “This research is critical for our growers who frequently ask which spectra is best for their greenhouse and crop variety. Our goal is to act as the bridge between cucumber growers and the latest scientific research, enabling cultivators to enhance their environments and ultimately become more profitable.”
“LED lighting is a proven, viable option for global crop growers,” said David Cohen, CEO of Fluence. “Our exploration of the impact of light quality on plant development is driving a deeper conversation about efficacy, yield and quality between growers and their partners. Our commitment to leading cross-geography, multi-crop research will help guide growers in building a supplemental lighting strategy tailored to their unique business goals.”
Fluence will distribute research results throughout the year, uncovering how the optimal lighting strategy varies by crop, species and environment. Results from Fluence’s cucumber trial with Proefstation will be previewed on July 15, 2020, on
a webinar hosted by Leo Lansbergen
, Fluence’s horticulture service specialist and expert in cucumber cultivation.
Fluence的高级科学家David Hawley博士说：“没有一种千篇一律的方法来决定您的照明策略。” “探索如何操纵LED技术给我们作为科学家的世界带来了机遇，但最终使希望定制其种植环境的种植者受益。 每个研究得出的见解将帮助种植者了解各种光谱如何影响收成和植物质量，包括从营养，风味到保质期的各种因素。”