Purdue gets $4.88 million grant
to study LED lighting of plants
By Brian Wallheimer
October 27, 2010
U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives toured Purdue University greenhouses on Monday (Oct. 25) to get a preview of the work that will come from a $4.88 million grant for LED lighting research.
Cary Mitchell, a professor of horticulture and project director for the grant, said Purdue researchers will collaborate with Rutgers University, the University of Arizona, Michigan State University and Orbital Technologies Corp. on the four-year project to improve and evaluate LED lighting for greenhouse use. The goal is to increase greenhouse yields and decrease producers' energy costs.