INTERESTING: Red Plastic Can Boost Yields

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/covering-crops-in-red-plastic-can-boost-yields-up-to-37-percent/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=24-02-2022

Covering Crops in Red Plastic Can Boost Yields Up to 37 Percent
By  Andy Corbley – Feb 22, 202

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For centuries, humans have used greenhouses to help plants grow outside of tolerable conditions. Now, as it turns out, it might be much better if instead of greenhouses, we built redhouses.

The red spectrum of light stimulates the leaves of plants to produce more chlorophyll, and an Australian ag-startup is wielding this basic science to create thick red films to cover existing greenhouses in order to boost plant production beyond what either the sun, or greenhouses are capable of.

Luminescent-Light Emitting Agriculture Films, or “LLEAF” was founded by scientists from a partnership between the Universities of New South Wales and Western Sydney.

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I wonder if this can be done at scale?

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