Just few weeks ago Plantalux finished all works and improvements of its own indoor research and development center. New light spectra, climate conditions, substrates and many more growing strategies will be tested. “For first round we have decided to test various coco coir (100% coco and its mixes) growing mediums to establish which one will be the most beneficial for cannabis root system development. We will keep plants for whole cycle to additionally check yield and quality of flowers” – Jakub Lachowski, co-founder of Platanlux.
Indoor R&D center of Plantalux is comprised of two separate growing rooms, each with complete climate control – light intensity and photoperiod, air flow, air temperature, CO2 concentration, relative humidity, pH, EC and moisture content in growing medium. All nutrients are delivered to plants by drip system which is able to dose up to 24 shots a day. All data is constantly monitored by sensors and then stored to introduce future improvements.
“Apart from opening our R&D we are happy to announce that those first tests are carried out with our new line of lamps – GX with different light spectra of efficiency up to 3,2 mmol/s.” – Rafal Lachowski, co-founder of Plantalux.
Those lamps are already to be used by University of Life Science in their newly built research greenhouse. Thanks to wide light beam (165 degrees) they provide uniform light intensity over canopy. Slim design of the fixtures helps to avoid excessive shading over the growing area. “We decided to use diffusive glass used in new series of lamps to increase light transmittance and uniform over whole growing area.”- Michal Sternik, Research and Development Manager, Platnalux.