Outreach Instructional Videos
Our instructional videos help us to achieve our project goals by providing growers with information to maximize their profits through selecting new innovation and technology to improving crop yield and quality, reducing electricity costs and reduce environmental impact.
Better Ways to Provide Your Crop with the Lights It Needs
60 minutes – May 2021
Dr. Marc van Iersel. Although the DLI is a useful concept, not all DLIs are the same. Learn more about DLIs and photoperiods.
Urban CEA: Optimizing Plant Quality, Economic and Environmental Outcome
70 minutes – February 2021
Dr. Neil Mattson. Discussions about CEA economics, natural resource use, carbon footprint, nutrition and workforce development.
The Important of Light Quality in CEA Systems
60 minutes – November 2020
Dr. Ricardo Hernendaz. Outlining the importance of light quality with examples of the commercial applicability of spectral manipulation.
The Influence of Temperature and Daily Light Integral on Culinary Herb Production
60 minutes – May 2020
Kellie Walters & Dr. Roberto Lopez. A discussion on how growth, development and color of culinary herbs is influenced by ADT and DLI.
Lighting Approaches to Maximize Profits
70 minutes – April 2020
Dr. Marc van Iersel. Project overview and discussions on how to optimize supplemental lighting in greenhouse production.
Strawberry and Tomato Responses to Light and CO2 Control
68 minutes – October 2019
Dr. Neil Mattson and Jonathan Allred. CEA technological innovations and best practices.
Turning Photons to Food
32 minutes – October 2019
Dr. Bruce Bugbee. Information and calculations to determine crop yield potential with lighting as the limiting factor.
Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting during Propagation
68 minutes – July 2019
Dr. Erik Runkle & Dr. Roberto Lopez. Find out how to properly manage supplemental greenhouse lighting during propagation.
Toward an Optimal Spectral Quality for Plant Growth and Development
23 minutes – October 2019
Dr. Bruce Bugbee. The dual effects of photon quality on photosynthesis and plant shape.
Far-red: the Forgotten Photon
28 minutes – October 2019
Dr. Bruce Bugbee. Far-red photons and its effects on plant growth and development.
Predicting Stem Elongation & Leaf Expansion: Percent Far-red is a Better Predictor than PPE
20 minutes – November 2019
Dr. Bruce Bugbee. Discussing far-red photons as a predictor for stem elongation and leaf expansion.
Economics & CEA Lighting
Improving Profit and Reducing Environmental Impact
Horticultural Lighting Systems Energy Savings Calculations Source
75 minutes – February 2020
Dr. A.J. Both & Dr. Neil Mattson. Factors affecting supplemental lighting cost using calculation tools.
Engineering & CEA Lighting
Innovations & Lighting Technologies
LED Basics Applied to Horticulture Lighting Systems
70 minutes – January 2020
Dr. Bob Karlicek. LED design and manufacturing plus prospects for reducing LED lamp costs in the future.
A Proposed Horticultural Lighting Label
60 minutes – September 2018
Dr. A.J. Both. A proposed lighting label for CEA lighiting systems.