Wageningen University and RED Horticulture have partnered up to advance research and innovation in optimizing young plant growth through dynamic spectrum lighting. This partnership will leverage two experts on plant photobiology and greenhouse horticulture from WUR: Leo Marcelis, Professor, and Associate Professor Ep Heuvelink. The partnership is set to focus on research regarding the impact of dynamic light strategies on young plants.
The Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Theoharis Ouzounis, will lead trials from RED Horticulture. "Dynamic spectrum technology: together, we will explore the potential of dynamic spectrum lighting to optimize the growth and development of young plants in controlled environments. This innovative approach promises to enhance crop speed, quality, and resource efficiency," he explains. "I will lead the trials in the facilities at WUR. These trials will provide invaluable insights into the impact of dynamic spectrum lighting on young tomato, cucumber, and pepper plants, setting the stage for future advancements in horticulture."
"We are excited to embark on this partnership with Wageningen University," said Yassine EL QOMRI, President at RED Horticulture, "By combining our expertise in lighting technology with the university's extensive research capabilities, we believe we can make significant advancements in optimizing young plant growth, contributing to more sustainable and efficient agricultural practices. This partnership exemplifies the shared commitment of Wageningen University and RED Horticulture to driving innovation in agriculture and addressing the global challenges facing the industry."