Influence of light for certain plant traits

Würth Elektronik at the International Vertical Farming & New Food Systems Conference and Exhibition

Würth Elektronik offers special LEDs and the associated biological knowledge for the targeted lighting of plants. The company maintains its own research department on Horticulture Lighting and considers itself a technological enabler in this field. Therefore, Alexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, presented the advances at the International Vertical Farming & New Food Systems Conference and Exhibition, which took place in Munich on September 2nd and 3rd 2021.

With its own team of biologists, agronomists and collaborations with the Technical University of Munich, for example, Würth Elektronik has a special position among suppliers of LEDs. For the past six years, the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components has been conducting intensive research on the topic of controlling plant growth using light recipes of differently combined wavelengths. In his keynote speech, Alexander Gerfer shared his Horticulture team's findings on quality parameters in plant cultivation and their research on the associated "action spectra". Depending on the species, and in some cases even on the variety, individual light recipes are needed to enhance a certain quality parameter of the plant and, for example, to favor the formation of certain substances in the plant. Würth Elektronik supports companies in the development of corresponding lighting solutions.

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