Light deprivation growing techniques are the best choice for growers who want to create large yields of high-quality crops. With a professional light-deprivation system, growers are able to control exactly how much light plants are exposed to throughout their lifecycles. The benefits of light deprivation are numerous. If you're thinking about starting light deprivation growing on your property or in your business, here's what you need to know.
Light deprivation greenhouses are equipped with heavy covers to block light and create controlled conditions to stimulate plant growth. The covers are rolled down to block light or rolled up to allow daylight into the greenhouse. Rollers are machine operated for ease of use.
Professional grade systems are placed on timers and have computer controls that allow the grower to schedule the opening and closing of the greenhouse. This automated functionality allows the grower to control crops from a distance, affording the grower the flexibility needed to operate a commercial outfit.
Total Climate Control
With control of light also comes control of interior conditions like humidity and temperature. Professional grade systems come equipped with humidifiers or dehumidifiers as needed to help growers create an environment that will produce large, healthy crops. These controls can stop the spread of disease in the greenhouse, force flowering, or even delay flowering as needed.
Increased Yields and Profits
Light deprivation growing techniques give growers near complete control over the growth and health of their crops, which enables growers to produce crops as needed. Growers are now able to produce larger crops and more frequent yields for continuous income. In a competitive market, light deprivation gives growers the edge they need to increase profits and expand their business.
Grow Plants All Year Round
ne of the limitations of growing plants outside or growing plants in a traditional greenhouse is that the normal cycles of daylight and nightfall change throughout the year. For instance, plants may not grow when falls turn to winter because there isn't enough daylight for flowers to produce blooms or fruit. Light deprivation greenhouses change this by enabling growers to turn on artificial light when natural daylight runs out. With the use of a year-round system, growers can produce crops in the dead of winter. This enables growers to meet the crop demand of a larger population.
Time Crops Perfectly
One problem that hinders growers when producing crops outdoors is the unpredictability of the weather and its impact on crops. Timing crops properly can be difficult under these conditions. For crops that must be produced at a certain time of year (like poinsettias), light deprivation greenhouses are ideal.
Most important of all, light deprivation greenhouses enable growers to control the quality and appearance of their product, based on the needs of the customers. If flowers are needed, light deprivation greenhouses can help growers produce plants with more flowers. Likewise, if plants are looking ill, growers can slow the production process and take time to rid the plants of disease before they begin flowering.
This type of control is very important for serious commercial growers and small-time operations that must compete with larger growers for business. Light deprivation setups put all the power back in the hands of the grower for bigger profits and better business.