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Approach

We do research within the field of our specialization: the effect of the environment on plant growth and development. Research is performed in our own climate chambers, in experimental greenhouses or in your company.

Our climate chamers are equipped with artificial Sunlight, which allows us to simulate the natural daylight of any season year-round.

We provide both short explorative reseach and complete research projects and make use of advanced research equipment, e.g.:

  • Photosynthesis (both CO2 uptake leaves and chlorophyll fluorescence)
  • Stomatal opening
  • Light measurements (intensity and spectrum)
  • Climate monitoring
  • Leaf and fruit temperature (infrared sensors)
  • Plant characteristics (plant shape, leaf area, weight, etc.)

We also offer presentations and workshops.

We do research for:

  • Greenhouse horticulture (fruit, vegetables and ornamentals)
  • City farms
  • Plant breeders
  • Suppliers (e.g. lighting, climate chambers, light screens)
  • Government and interest groups

Please feel free to ask for a QUOTATION via our contact page

Below an impression of our research and methods.

Research on light use efficiency in Phalaenopsis orchids in climate-units at Plant Lighting.

Research on light use efficiency in Phalaenopsis orchids in climate-units at Plant Lighting.

Artificial Sunlight allows us to simulate the natural daylight of any season year-round in our climate-units. The spectrum is plotted together with the ASTM standard for natural Sunlight. The other graph shows the spectrum of a common HPS lamp. Sunlight simulators are manufactured by Specialty Lighting Holland.

Sunlight results in a completely different plant response compared to the light spectrum of many growth lamps. This is important for plant breeding research. Research Hogewoning et al, 2010. Journal of Experimental Botany 61: 1267-1276

Research effect light spectrum on photosynthesis tomato

Research on the long-term effects of CO2 on photosynthesis and stomata sweet pepper.

Research on effect light spectrum on leaf flattening tulip in small climate units Plant Lighting
Upscaling research effect light spectrum on tulip in experimental greenhouse

Research on the effect of a diffuse coating from Hermadix on climate and crop response sweet pepper.

Research on effect light spectrum at nursery van der Lugt.

Research on pot plants in climate units Plant Lighting

Research light- and CO2 use efiiciency for photosynthesis

Research on effect greenhouse coatings Hermadix on tomato in Morocco.