Controlling Flowering of Orchids in Greenhouse

Dr. Erik Runkle of Michigan State University used the SQ-313 Line Quantum sensor mounted on a cross bar (as shown below) in greenhouse experiments controlling the flowering of Phalaenopsis orchids. In the experiment, the SQ-313 was used to measure photosynthetic photon flux and the daily light integral at plant height for both natural and electric light sources. He also experimented with using temperature to control the flowering of the orchids.

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SQ-313 measures PPFD in Orchid study
Application Summary

Scientist uses line quantum sensor to measure PPFD and daily light integral while experimenting with temperature to control the flowering of orchids.
Apogee Sensors Used
Michigan State University
Lansing, MI
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