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In this unit, you will learn about light in the greenhouse environment. You will learn about the importance of light quality, quantity and photo period. You will learn how to appropriately measure light quantity, how to increase or decrease light quantity, and how to control photo period in the greenhouse.

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Greenhouse Lighting

  1. Introduction

  2. Three Important Attributes of Light Affecting Plant Growth
    • Light Quality
    • Light Quantity
    • PhotoPeriod (light duration)

  3. Controlling Light in Greenhouses
    • Light Quality
    • Light Quantity

  4. Supplemental Lighting in Greenhouses
    • Types of Lamps Used in Controlled Environments
    • Using Supplemental Lighting in Greenhouses
    • Controlling Photo Period in Greenhouses
    • High Intensity Discharge Lighting in Greenhouses