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Light Emitting Diodes for Agriculture

Smart Lighting

  • S Dutta Gupta


  • Presents the first comprehensive resource that describes the fundamentals and applications of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for plant growth and development both in open and closed plant production systems

  • Includes state-of-the-art information on LED technology and its applications in agriculture

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the literature for graduate students, researchers, and professionals interested in adopting LED technology in their plant biotechnology endeavors and cultivation practices


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Yasuomi Ibaraki
    Pages 27-36
  3. Bruce Bugbee
    Pages 81-99
  4. Most Tahera Naznin, Mark Lefsrud
    Pages 101-111
  5. Akvilė Viršilė, Margit Olle, Pavelas Duchovskis
    Pages 113-147
  6. Giedrė Samuolienė, Aušra Brazaitytė, Viktorija Vaštakaitė
    Pages 149-190
  7. Craig D’Souza, Hyun-Gyun Yuk, Gek Hoon Khoo, Weibiao Zhou
    Pages 191-235
  8. S. Dutta Gupta, S. Pradhan
    Pages 237-258
  9. Duong Tan Nhut, Nguyen Phuc Huy, Hoang Thanh Tung, Vu Quoc Luan, Nguyen Ba Nam
    Pages 321-330
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 331-334

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive treatise on the advances in the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for sustainable crop production and describes the latest photomorphogenesis research findings. It introduces readers to the fundamentals and design features of LEDs applicable for plant growth and development and illustrates their advantages over the traditional lighting systems, including cost analyses. Further, it discusses a wide range of applications covering diverse areas of plant sciences relevant to controlled environment agriculture and in vitro plant morphogenesis. The chapters have been written by a team of pioneering international experts, who have made significant contributions to this emerging interdisciplinary field. The book will serve a valuable resource for graduate students, instructors, and researchers in the fields of horticulture, agricultural biotechnology, cell and developmental biology, and precision agriculture. It will also serve well professionals engaged in greenhouse and vertical farming.


Light emitting diodes Vertical farming Spectral quality Photosynthetic lighting Photomorphogenesis Phytochemicals Antioxidant activity

Editors and affiliations

  • S Dutta Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Food EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

About the editors

Dr. S. Dutta Gupta is currently a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India. He has been engaged in teaching and research on Plant Biotechnology for more than 30 years. He is a pioneer in the application of artificial intelligence and imaging techniques in plant tissue culture system and brings engineering–plant tissue culture link to a new dimension of understanding. He has also made a significant contribution to light-emitting diode (LED) assisted modifications of oxidative status during shoot organogenesis. Dr. Dutta Gupta has received fellowships from various agencies and governments such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Lockheed Martin, the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD), the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He has published more than 100 scientific articles and edited 4 books.

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