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LED Lighting for Urban Agriculture

Editors: Kozai, Toyoki, Fujiwara, Kazuhiro, Runkle, Erik S. (Eds.)

  • Is the first book in English on LED lighting for urban agriculture
  • Describes all aspects of LED lighting for urban agriculture including engineering, horticultural science, eco-physiology, business opportunities, and challenges for the future
  • Presents an integrated approach for high yield and quality plant production in a controlled environment using LEDs
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About this book

This book focuses on light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, mainly for the commercial production of horticultural crops in plant factories and greenhouses with controlled environments, giving special attention to: 1) plant growth and development as affected by the light environment; and 2) business and technological opportunities and challenges with regard to LEDs. The book contains more than 30 chapters grouped into seven parts: 1) overview of controlled-environment agriculture and its significance; 2) the effects of ambient light on plant growth and development; 3) optical and physiological characteristics of plant leaves and canopies; 4) greenhouse crop production with supplemental LED lighting; 5) effects of light quality on plant physiology and morphology; 6) current status of commercial plant factories under LED lighting; and 7) basics of LEDs and LED lighting for plant cultivation.

LED lighting for urban agriculture in the forthcoming decades will not be just an advanced form of current urban agriculture. It will be largely based on two fields: One is a new paradigm and rapidly advancing concepts, global technologies for LEDs, information and communication technology, renewable energy, and related expertise and their methodologies; the other is basic science and technology that should not change for the next several decades. Consideration should be given now to future urban agriculture based on those two fields.

The tremendous potentials of LED lighting for urban agriculture are stimulating many people in various fields including researchers, businesspeople, policy makers, educators, students, community developers, architects, designers, and entrepreneurs. Readers of this book will understand the principle, concept, design, operation, social roles, pros and cons, costs and benefits of LED lighting for urban agriculture, and its possibilities and challenges for solving local as well as global agricultural, environmental, and social issues.

About the authors

Toyoki Kozai, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, President of Japan Plant Factory Association (NPO), 6-2-1 Kashiwano-ha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277- 0882, Japan

Kazuhiro Fujiwara, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan

Erik S. Runkle, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, A240-C Plant & Soil Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824-1325, USA

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Why LED Lighting for Urban Agriculture?

    Kozai, Toyoki

    Pages 3-18

  • Integrated Urban Controlled Environment Agriculture Systems

    Ting, K. C. (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Open-Source Agriculture Initiative—Food for the Future?

    Harper, Caleb

    Pages 37-46

  • Some Aspects of the Light Environment

    Kozai, Toyoki (et al.)

    Pages 49-55

  • Light Acts as a Signal for Regulation of Growth and Development

    Higuchi, Yohei (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1848-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1846-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
LED Lighting for Urban Agriculture
Editors
  • Toyoki Kozai
  • Kazuhiro Fujiwara
  • Erik S. Runkle
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1848-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1848-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1846-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 454
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
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