Guide sheds light on growing vine crops and their lighting requirements

Pepper, tomato and cucumber crops require consistent levels of light for year round production. There are many things to consider before investing in a lighting solution and understanding your growing environment – and the goals you want to achieve – will help in choosing a system that best suits your needs. Having a reliable and efficient lighting system is important not only for plant growth, but for increasing yields and maximizing profits. Since P.L. Light Systems manufactures and sells both HID (high intensity discharge) and LED luminaires there is no bias towards one system or another and they are motivated only by what works best for your application.

Cucumber, tomato and peppers are similar crops in that they all require high light intensities for proper growth and development. Since light intensity is tied to overall yield and crop productivity, supplemental lighting is an important factor for ensuring consistent yields and quality. For more information on growing vine crops and their lighting requirements download the new P.L. Light Systems Vine Crops Cultivation Guide at

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