Scynce LED is collaborating with the Utah State University Crop Physiology Laboratory to explore the impact of spectral quality on photosynthesis and crop development in a laboratory setting using Scynce’s patented grow light technology.
“While we have been actively working with several enterprises, particularly in the cannabis arena, this is a unique opportunity to connect with an academic institution and to study our grow light technology on the development of multiple cultivars in a controlled environment,” commented Brent Perkins, President and CEO of Scynce LED. “We look forward to sharing these data and explaining their impact on plant morphology, cycle times and yield as it becomes available.”
The Utah State University Crop Physiology Laboratory (CPL) specializes in the use of controlled environments to examine whole-plant physiological responses to the environment. Their plants are often grown under electric lamps and in hydroponic culture – so they never see the sun and never touch soil. These conditions allow them to conduct detailed studies on genetic responses to environmental conditions. Among its accomplishments, the CPL has been funded by NASA for over 30 years to study the challenges associated with growing food crops in bioregenerative life support systems in space.
“This partnership allows us to examine Scynce LED technology under laboratory conditions and examine the value of diffuse light to increase whole plant photosynthesis per photon,” added Bruce Bugbee, professor of crop physiology and head of the CPL.
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