Artificial Light Balance for Growing Different Varieties of Tomatoes

11/02/2018 14:00 to 11/02/2018 15:00 (America/Montreal)

Gatineau, Canada

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Topic: Balancing artificial light for growing tomatoes in different environments three different varieties of tomatoes which were F1 Trust (indeterminate variety large round red tomato) Gold Rave (golf ball size orange plum tomato), and Indigo cherry drop (Black cherry tomato) were grown in three different environments with different sources of light. The first environment was a LED chamber with no access to sunlight, the second, was a greenhouse with supplementary artificial lighting and the third was the outside garden. The quality and morphology of the tomatoes grown in different environments were compared and conclusions were drawn about the usefulness of each wavelength of artificial light for growth of tomatoes. In the past, different varieties of tomato have always been grown using sunlight as the light source for their photosynthesis. The Sun produces a continuous range of wavelengths but not all of these wavelengths are equally needed for the growth of a vegetable. The light intensity, wavelength and photo-period are all important parameters that need to be considered.
Get to know the presenter:   Rez Mani did his PhD from York University in 2001 in satellite spectroscopic instrumentation. He worked in the industry for nearly 9 years, during which he participated in many optical, laser and spectroscopic projects where he worked with many different types of high power lasers such as Nd:YAG, CO2 and Ti:Sapphire.  He returned to York University in 2011 as a researcher and a contract faculty. He currently teaches the course "Atmospheric Pollution" for the department of Natural Science at York University. He has also been collaborating with Allied Scientific Pro as a consultant for more than 6 years and recently as an application scientist for a year.     

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