Investigation of supplemental lighting with different light source for high yield of strawberry

Kota Hidaka, Kazuhiro Dan, Hitoshi Imamura, Yuta Miyoshi, Tomohiko Takayama, Kunichika Sameshima, Makoto Okimura, Masaharu Kitano

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Although supplemental lighting has been successfully used to boost greenhouse vegetable production, it has not found wide application in forced strawberry cultivation. In this study, we examined the effect of supplemental lighting from two different light sources on strawberry growth and yield. Strawberry plants were exposed to LED or fluorescent lamp illumination for 12 hours (6:00-18:00) daily from January to April. Under LED illumination, PPFD values greater than 400 μmol m-2 s-1 were recorded at leaf heights of 10-30 cm, and leaf photosynthetic rates in plants exposed to LED supplemental lighting were much higher than in controls and plants exposed to fluorescent light. This accelerated photosynthesis promoted plant growth, as manifested by increases in leaf dry weight, leaf area, and specific leaf weight, leading in turn to significant increases in average fruit weight, number of fruits, and marketable yield. The higher yields observed in LED-exposed plants compared with those under fluorescent lamp illumination were due to comparatively higher LED light intensities. These results suggest that supplemental lighting using higher irradiance LED is an effective method for high yield production during forced strawberry cultivation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IFAC Bio-Robotics Conference, IFAC BioRobotics 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902823304
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IFAC Bio-Robotics Conference, IFAC BioRobotics 2013 - Sakai, Japan
Duration: Mar 27 2013Mar 29 2013

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


Other2013 IFAC Bio-Robotics Conference, IFAC BioRobotics 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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