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PhD student Shuyang Zhen’s research highlighted on ISHS website

PhD student Shuyang Zhen’s research on the effects of far-red light on photosynthetic efficiency is highlighted on the website¬†of the International Society for Horticultural Science. Shuyang presented some of her research on this topic at the 2016 ISHS lighting symposium in East Lansing, MI. Her work has shown that plants…
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Jesse Lafian wins college’s entrepreneurship competition

Jesse Lafian, a senior undergraduate in the horticulture department, won the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Fabricate entrepreneurship competition. Jesse has been working a novel type of soil moisture sensor that can help farmers and landscapers track the irrigation needs of their plants. The ultimate goal is to…
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Lab publishes paper on new ‘smart’ LED light control approach

LED lights are quickly gaining popularity in greenhouses. LED lights have many advantages over more traditional HPS lights, including energy efficiency and the availability of lights with various spectra. One important property of LEDs lights that the horticulture industry has not yet taken advantage of is that the light output…
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Collaborative research with PhytoSynthetix highlighted by the Georgia Centers of Innovation

The horticultural physiology lab has collaborated with Phytosynthetix, an Athens, GA-based lighting company, for several years. Part of our joint work was supported by the Georgia Centers of Innovations. They just posted a blog about our joint work on LED lighting. You can read about it here: http://www.georgia.org/2016/12/07/phytosynthetix-takes-guess-work-greenhouse/
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