Wheat Grows Twice As Fast Under LEDs - Energy Watch News


Wheat Grows Twice As Fast Under LEDs

A team of scientists has cut the growing time of wheat by 50% by using LED lighting. Researchers from Australia and the UK grew wheat from seed to maturity in just eight weeks instead of the standard 16-week growing time for the cereal grown in spring. The development means that, for the first time, it is possible to grow as many as six generations of wheat every year, a threefold increase on the shuttle-breeding techniques currently used by breeders and researchers. The success of the project is being compared to the post-World War Two shuttle-breeding innovations in cereal production. The international team also says it has proof that the speed-breeding technique can be used for a range of important crops. http://luxreview.com/

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