The focus of this research is on LEDs in horticultural applications, not only on the energy impact of energy conservation but also on the non-energy benefits of farmers who integrate LED technology into their operations.
We started in a small garden center south of Minneapolis, next to a restaurant. Conceptually, everything in these two locations is produced and raised on a farm 45 miles from Prato, Minnesota.
We have greenhouses, and most greenhouses are dormant only during the year, so we think this is an opportunity to use the facility and extend the growth period. The snow and fields on the ground were frozen, we transferred energy to the inside, and we began to use the greenhouses on the ground more, because the cold shelves and high tunnels made us discover that Minnesota can produce higher quality and higher value for the local Food for 12 months a year, instead of taking it to far away, at least you have the ability to understand your own high-quality food, high-quality food, nutritious food, they know that the exciting thing about LED technology is efficacy Increased In the past three years, about 70% of crop costs have dropped sharply, and in greenhouses led, this is a controlled cultivation method.
Farmers have created new opportunities for the crop environment. When we start to pay attention to energy consumption, especially in winter, when energy costs account for a large proportion of the company, we must have a good understanding of the appearance of these inputs, and then how can we make the most of them maintain high energy consumption. There are obviously many alternatives to high-quality products on the back-end, and if we just start looking for ways to save or change the source, it will have a major impact.
Another aspect of this research area we are studying is the result of growing in a low-income environment. LED lighting. When you compare our high-pressure sodium devices, what I noticed. Under LED lights and LED lights, plants are under high pressure. Growth tends to be faster but not so strong, and the route is not so firm. Under LED lights, you tend to become more compact, but with higher density and stronger rooting. Therefore, I think the quality of plants is actually better and closer to the appearance under LED lights in daylight.
Under high-pressure sodium lamps, the powdery mildew on the LED lighting side is much smaller than that of high-pressure sodium. This shows that I think one person will definitely be healthier and stronger than others. The fact of the disease-resistant plant I think is that you can slightly adjust the wavelength, you can adjust the light according to the specific crop, and you can use different LEDs. There are more blue LEDs and red LEDs. What is the spectrum of sodium? For me, LED lights are undoubtedly the next area I definitely recommend in order to be able to grow crops locally.
This is a real victory in protecting sustainability and enabling our growers to produce and use this new technology locally throughout the year.