Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Far-Red: The Forgotten Photons

Class

Article

College

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Bruce Bugbee

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Far-red radiation is on the edge of human vision. These wavelengths of radiation, barely visible to our eyes, induce transformative responses in plants. Moving down into a canopy dramatically increases the fraction of far-red photons, which has implications for high density planting in agriculture. LEDs generally lack far-red because these photons are far less photosynthetically active than other wavelengths. Our research shows morphological changes caused by supplemental far-red radiation.

Location

The North Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 11:45 AM

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Far-Red: The Forgotten Photons

The North Atrium

Far-red radiation is on the edge of human vision. These wavelengths of radiation, barely visible to our eyes, induce transformative responses in plants. Moving down into a canopy dramatically increases the fraction of far-red photons, which has implications for high density planting in agriculture. LEDs generally lack far-red because these photons are far less photosynthetically active than other wavelengths. Our research shows morphological changes caused by supplemental far-red radiation.