Kalamazoo Specialty Plants (KSP) propagates hundreds of varieties of bedding annuals and perennials, and more than one million herbs under 700,000 square feet of greenhouses. They sell liners to independent garden centres (IGC), and finished plants through their own local retail operation.
The right lighting
Ouding spent several years researching numerous LED brands before choosing in 2016 to install a trial of Philips LED toplighting. With the installation of Philips LED toplighting, Ouding concluded that the LEDs helped 'root our crops more quickly and more uniformly'.
Some crop-specific benefits noted by Ouding include more crop uniformity, faster rooting and flowering, and thicker, stronger stem.
Philips GreenPower LED toplighting
Philips GreenPower LED toplighting opens up new opportunities for greenhouse growers to drive young plant propagation of liners as well as leafy greens, lettuces, high-wire food crops and bio crops. Philips LED toplighting is the energy-efficient alternative to HPS.
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