Did You Know? Sunmaster is researching Far Red – January 2018 The Scoop
Sunmaster is researching Far Red
Did you know that Sunmaster is currently researching the effects of far red on plant growth? While controlling growth medium, light cycle and height, ambient temperature and watering schedule, Sunmaster is comparing the effects of varying ratios of far red to the red/blue regions of the spectrum. The study will include measure of plant compactness, height, internode spacing, time to flower and number of flowers.
Sunmaster first characterizes the output of four varying lamp samples by measuring the output of each lamp in µmol for each one nanometer band of wavelength. In addition to varying far red output, lamps were selected with varying weights of red and blue energy. Therefore the effect of far red on blue weighted spectrum can be compared to the effect of far red on red weighted spectrum. The results will be posted to www.sunmastergrowlamps.com
The information learned from these tests will further assist Sunmaster in developing lamps with new tailored spectrum to optimize growth and yield.