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In the first chapter of our Allegro Acres story, 我们解释了在一个大型辣椒温室中安装1xbet手机版的过程, a Canadian first. 种植者很清楚,使用人工照明很难种植辣椒, even outside the winter season. 从一开始就成功收获了冬椒, we can now share our agronomists’ observations.

Programming natural light

Sunlight does not work “on” and “off” like a light switch. Thanks to our SUN as a Service® platform, Sollum的技术最接近自然光线,因为它可以在一个无限的连续统一体上进行调整,在几天的时间里,自然的效果最好, weeks, and months. Not only does it manage light intensity, 但它会沿着太阳自然光的全光谱动态校准照明. 我们称其为可编程性,我们的做法与众不同:将阳光作为我们的参考, 1xbet网页版使光谱像吉他的声音一样调谐, rather than operating on fixed increments. That’s why we say we are LED by nature™.

The many benefits of Sollum’s programmability

我们首先与Allegro Acres公司以及来自加拿大农业和农业食品部Harrow研发中心的科学家合作,确定最适合辣椒生产的光照配方和温室的位置. Throughout the growing season, 作物登记是为了监测多个作物参数,并通过相应地调整其光照来优化植物生长. 这不仅是更好的口味、大小和外观,而且也是作物产量的问题.

 

For an eight-week period during production, 在日光照周期的不同时期,将远红加入光谱中,以增加辣椒植株的节间长度. Why? This prevented the crop morphology from remaining too compact, 哪些因素会对果实的生长和作物操作产生负面影响. With short internodes, 工人们在不损害作物的情况下管理树冠变得非常困难,甚至是不可能的. Without far-red, a grower cannot stretch internodes as needed.

 

In addition, far-red promotes apical dominance in the crop, 这意味着主茎超过了侧芽,让工人们更容易确定应该掐掉哪根侧芽. Far-red also promotes leaf expansion, 这减少了树冠的密度,并确保发展中的辣椒有足够的遮荫.

 

And as easy as it was to add far-red to the light spectrum, 一旦远红达到其目的,确保作物的资源被重新导向水果的发展和生产过程,它就很容易被移除.

How easy is it to implement and manage changes in the recipe?

非常简单——我们说1xbet网页版是“即插即用Sun All Day”!” Most importantly, only one fixture does all the work, just like a gaming console- no extra wires, circuits or equipment needed. Each fixture is a small computer in which the recipe resides, so the recipe is basically modifiable software. Since one fixture can implement an infinite number of recipes, 我们可以对每一种作物进行单独规划,在同一个温室中创建不同的区域来培育多种农产品.

 

In the early stages of production at Allegro Acres, for example, a predominantly blue light spectrum was used in one zone. After observing the crop’s development, 光配方被审查,并在大约6周后改变为主要的红色. Sollum的用户友好技术使得它可以很容易地通过SUN作为一个1xbet网页版来调节光的强度和光谱.

Opening up new possibilities

由于Sollum独特的光谱可编程性允许种植者在需要时校准他们的光谱以包括远红, 他们能有效地培育出节间短的辣椒品种. 这意味着过去无法在温室环境中生产的品种现在可以在我们的照明解决方案下生产了. And with Sollum’s multi-zone light management capabilities, a grower can cultivate many cultivars in one greenhouse!
Sollum正与加拿大农业和农业食品部的哈罗研究与发展中心合作,探索我们解决方案的无限可能性. 它为种植者和研究人员提供的可编程性的程度和精度是无与伦比的. According to Sollum agronomists: “At Harrow, 我们的光被用来评估不同的光周期和光谱对辣椒的影响, 所有这些都是为了在保持作物活力的同时最大限度地提高能源效率. 我们已经看到了很好的结果,通过长时间的光周期,仅仅是通过调整全天的光谱.”
对可编程光谱对胡椒商业生产的影响的探索才刚刚开始,随着研究的进展,将为温室种植者提供新的机会. In the meantime, 安大略的消费者喜欢上了这个冬天的本地采购, winter-produced peppers from Allegro Acres. There will be many more coming their way soon!
“通过使用Sollum Technologies独特的LED照明解决方案, 种植者现在有机会在一个温室里生产多种栽培品种. 可持续农业的未来就在这里,而像Sollum这样的加拿大气候技术企业家, that are making it possible,” said Leah Lawrence, 加拿大可持续发展科技协会(SDTC)首席执行官兼总裁.

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This project is supported, in part, 通过温室竞争力和创新计划, 这是一个由安大略政府资助并由农业适应委员会提供的成本分担计划, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

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