Wageningen University and RED Horticulture have forged a strategic partnership aimed at advancing research and innovation in optimising young plant growth through dynamic spectrum lighting.
This collaboration combines Wageningen University’s renowned expertise in agriculture and environmental sciences with RED Horticulture’s innovative lighting solutions tailored for greenhouse environments. The focus of the partnership will be on harnessing the power of dynamic light spectrums to enhance the growth and development of young plants, tomato, cucumber and pepper.
This partnership will leverage two experts on plant photobiology and greenhouse horticulture from WUR Leo Marcelis, Professor and Associate Professor Ep Heuvelink. The partnership is set to focus on cutting-edge research regarding the impact of dynamic light strategies on young plants.
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Theoharis Ouzounis, will lead trials from RED Horticulture. Key Highlights of the partnership:
- Dynamic spectrum technology: together, we will explore the potential of dynamic spectrum lighting to optimise the growth and development of young plants in controlled environments. This innovative approach promises to enhance crop speed, quality and resource efficiency.
- Young Plants: Theoharis, Leo and Ep will lead the trials in the state-of-the-art facilities at WUR. These trials will provide invaluable insights into the impact of dynamic spectrum lighting on tomato, cucumber and pepper young plants, setting the stage for future advancements in horticulture.
- Sustainability Focus: our joint efforts align with the shared commitment to sustainability.
Wageningen University, known for its commitment to ground-breaking research and sustainability, brings a wealth of knowledge and academic excellence to the partnership. RED Horticulture, as a startup dedicated to pushing the boundaries of greenhouse lighting technology, offers specialised expertise in creating dynamic lighting solutions that cater specifically to the needs of plants in controlled environments.
The collaboration will involve joint research projects, knowledge exchange, and the development of novel lighting technologies that optimise the growth conditions for young plants. By leveraging Wageningen University’s research capabilities and RED Horticulture’s technological innovations, the partnership aims to make significant strides in advancing the field of greenhouse lighting and photobiology.
“We are excited to embark on this partnership with Wageningen University”, said Yassine EL QOMRI, President at RED Horticulture, “By combining our expertise in lighting technology with the university’s extensive research capabilities, we believe we can make significant advancements in optimising young plant growth, contributing to more sustainable and efficient agricultural practices. This partnership exemplifies the shared commitment of Wageningen University and RED Horticulture to driving innovation in agriculture and addressing the global challenges facing the industry.”