Light has economic value!
As the driving force for photosynthesis, light is fundamentally important to crop production. Plant growth and development is significantly influenced by both the quantity and the quality of light. Light energy is relevant to other factors too. The ET calculation (evapotranspiration) for irrigation scheduling uses solar radiation as a key variable. Leaf wetness periods or high humidity, which affect disease pressure, can be mitigated with sunny days versus cloudy days. It is essential that growers understand this important variable in order to efficiently produce quality plants.
Looking for more information on how valuable light is? Take a look at our Measuring Light Brochure!
Measure the light “falling” on your plants
Plants use the Red/Far-Red light ratio to determine how crowded they are, and grow tall or full accordingly. Read More
Monitor critical UV radiation (250-400 nm) with this handheld meter Read More
Measure the light used for plant growth. PAR is a more valuable measurement than foot-candles as it measures only the light used by plants for photosynthesis. Read More
Displays immediate light level in terms of foot-candles Read More
Read any of Spectrum’s light sensors, which come with 6 ft (2 m) cables Read More