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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, while temperature was experimented with to control flowering.

For the complete journal article of the experiment, click here.

Apogee line quantum used in greenhouse

Application Summary


Summary
Line quantum used to measure PPFD and daily light integral, while experimenting with temperature to control flowering of Phalaenopsis Orchids.

Sensors Used
SQ-313 Line Quantum Sensor

Organization
Michigan State University

Location
Lansing, MI

Original Article
Temperature during the day, but not during the night, controls flowering of Phalaenopsis Orchids