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LED Plant Lights 
Itís been known for years we can use indoor lighting to grow plants. Now UT Ag Researchers are looking at LED lights as an efficient way to bring plants to life.


 

Recent Publications

Sole-source LED Lighting Impacts Mineral Nutrient Density of Chinese Kale.  Kopsell, D. A., C. E. Sams, and R. Morrow.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S350.

Nutritionally important pigments in baby Chinese kale are higher under narrow band LED light than under fluorescent/incandescent lighting in controlled environments.  Kopsell, D. A., C. E. Sams, and R. C. Morrow.  2014.  HortScience, 49(9):S330.

Nutritional quality parameters in kale cultivars are higher under narrow-band LED light than under fluorescent/incandescent light.  Lowery, H. D., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2014.  HortScience, 49(9):S290.

Blue Light-emitting Diode Treatments Act to Decrease Kale Leaf Tissue Zeaxanthin Concentrations and Non-photochemical Quenching, Thereby Demonstrating a Less Stressful Light Environment.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9):pg.43, S131.

Shoot tissue pigment concentrations in broccoli microgreens are higher under narrow-band wavelengths from LEDs than under fluorescent/incandescent light.  Kopsell, D. A., C. E. Sams, and R. C. Morrow.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9):S131.

Glucosinolate Concentrations of Broccoli Microgreens Are Greater under Specific Narrow Wavelength LED Light Regimes than under Conventional Fluorescent/Incandescent Light in Controlled Environments.  Sams, C. E., D. A. Kopsell, and R. C. Morrow.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9): S131.

First report of leaf spot caused by Bipolaris oryzae on switchgrass in Tennessee.  Vu, AL, M. E. Dee, J. M. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  Plant Disease, 97 (12):1654.