Influence of Temperature and Daily Light Integral on Culinary Herb Production

Greenhouse average daily temperature (ADT) and daily light integral (DLI) can be adjusted to improve crop timing, maximize biomass production, and increase crop quality. In this webinar, Michigan State University researchers will discuss how the growth, development, and color of culinary herbs is influenced by ADT and DLI. They will share research on crops including sweet basil, purple basil, sage, and spearmint, giving research-backed tips on how to use these environmental parameters to improve crop yield and quality.

Roberto Lopez is an Assistant Professor and controlled environment extension specialist and Kellie Walters is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Their research focuses on quantifying the physiological responses of hydroponically produced culinary herbs and leafy greens to light intensity, temperature, and carbon dioxide with the goal of improving crop quality and yield.

The GLASE Consortium Webinar Series is a selection of live recorded online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels and scale. The webinars are hosted by GLASE director Erico Mattos and a guest speaker: an industry or research expert. These webinars feature the latest technological innovations and best practices in the CEA field providing the audience the opportunity to discover new solutions and to connect with field experts.