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Radiation Resource Capture: Are You Leaving Yield On The Table?

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Four resources need to be plentiful within a crop’s environment to increase biomass: CO₂, water, nutrients, and PAR. In this webinar, Dr. Campbell dives deep into the measurement and implications of PAR.

Is every plant-available resource being utilized?

Plants capture resources from their environment to produce biomass.  To maximize the production of a crop, you must first understand how much of each resource is available for the plant to capture, including light. In this 30-minute webinar, world-renown environmental biophysicist, Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell, discusses how to determine the amount of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) available within your crop’s unique environment and how to use that information to maximize yield.

 

Achieve maximum biomass from every crop

Four resources need to be plentiful within a crop’s environment to increase biomass: CO₂, water, nutrients, and PAR. In this webinar, Dr. Campbell dives deep into the measurement and implications of PAR. Discover:

  • The factors that limit crop production
  • The effect of those environmental variables on crop production
  • How to measure the radiation that is intercepted by a crop canopy
  • How to measure the radiation that is available to produce biomass
  • The ability of various crops to convert resources into biomass
  • How these measurements can be used to maximize crop production

Presenter

Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell has been a research scientist and engineer at METER for 19 years following nearly 30 years on faculty at Washington State University. Dr. Campbell’s first experience with environmental measurement came in the lab of Sterling Taylor at Utah State University making water potential measurements to understand plant water status. Dr. Campbell is one of the world’s foremost authorities on physical measurements in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. His book written with Dr. John Norman on Environmental Biophysics provides a critical foundation for anyone interested in understanding the physics of the natural world. Dr. Campbell has written three books, over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has several patents.

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