What is PAR?
PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation) consists of that part of the light spectrum (solar and/or artificial) that makes the plants grow.
PAR Control is recommended to growers who want to align the amount of PAR light to the needs and growth capacity of their plants. This module helps you to optimize growth and prevent light damage.
Why the PAR Control module?
The regular screen control opens and closes the shading screens based on the amount of solar radiation measured outside the greenhouse. The effect is that the shading screens, and thus the PAR intensity received by the plants, are controlled between relatively large margins. For most crops, such as vegetables and fruit this is fair enough. However, some types of crops, e.g. Orchid or Anthurium, require a more precise approach. The PAR Control software module allows to fine tune the control of the shading screen position based on the PAR measurement near the plants. This provides an accurate alignment of the PAR intensity with the needs of the plants.
PAR Control in short:
- Optimum control of PAR light according to the plant’s needs
- Optimum production and crop quality
- User-friendly and saves time
* To purchase this module, the products PAR sensor and PAR crop control are required.