Spectrum Optimization and Plant Sensing

Determining optimal light spectrum for crop development

It is now apparent that the spectral combinations for different crop species are unique and the wrong ‘recipe’ can be detrimental to the crop at hand. GLASE researchers at Cornell and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to identify effective light spectrum combinations to improve crop quality and reduce energy costs.

Find more about our areas of work:

  • Define combinations of wavelengths for optimal crop growth
  • Determine narrow regions of the spectrum that contribute to nutrition in leafy greens
  • Automation of dimming and spectrum control in growth chamber studies
  • Automation of dimming and spectrum control in greenhouse studies