Indoor Ag Sci Cafe – Could lighting improve the flavor of basil?

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‘Photons = Flavor, the case study of basil’ by Dr. Roberto Lopez and Kellie Walters (Michigan State University)

Roberto and Kellie work on lighting technologies for basil production and shared their most updated research on light intensities during young seedling stage of basil, affecting flavor profile and consumer liking in addition to yield and quality. Indoor Ag Science Café is an outreach program of our project OptimIA, funded by USDA SCRI grant program ( The café forums are designed to serve as precompetitive communication platform among scientists and indoor farming professionals. 

The Café presentations are available on their YouTube channel:   

Contact Chieri Kubota at the Ohio State University ( to become a Café member and be able to participate. 

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