Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's prototype packaging system

December 2, 2013

The Future Of Automation: Q&A With John Van de Vegte, Vineland Research And Innovation Centre

Robotics research at Vineland Research and Automation Centre are taking a look forward to the future of robots in the greenhouse.

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Harvest Automation's pot-moving robots

December 2, 2013

The Future Of Automation: Q&A With Harvest Automation’s John Kawola

Take a look at the future of robotics in the greenhouse from the perspective of one of the newest robotics companies to join the market.

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Plantduino greenhouse using Arduino

December 2, 2013

Tomorrow’s Greenhouse Techs Are In School STEM Programs Today

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at the grade-school level are turning out more students familiar with engineering and computer technologies.

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's prototype packaging system

December 2, 2013

Future Greenhouse Automation Will Assist The Grower’s Expertise

This glimpse into the future is based on today’s rapidly evolving automation technologies.

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Google Glass

December 2, 2013

A Day In The Life Of A Grower: 2020

At the current rate of technological advancement and the drive to automate business processes to improve efficiencies, there are sure to be many changes for greenhouse growers in the next few years.

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Gotham Greens, Location: New York City

December 2, 2013

The Future Of Greenhouse Structures

We’re not predicting the end of the Quonset or big gutter-connect ranges. We do, however, believe you will see a dramatic change in the ways some traditional structures work, where greenhouses are built, or even what is considered a “greenhouse” in the future.

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iGrow agricultural lighting

November 12, 2013

Two New Lighting Products You Should Know

iGROW is the next generation of agricultural lighting. After three years of development working with major universities, USDA and top-shelf commercial growers, iGROW is a true full-spectrum light developed specifically for agriculture. Using induction technology as its light source, iGROW has proven to produce higher-quality plants and have a higher yield-per-watt ratio than any other light on the market. Additionally, iGROW’s patent pending technology has created a grow light that lasts longer, uses less electricity and produces less heat than any other available light. iGROW is proudly American-made and American-owned.     PL Light Systems’ newest electronic fixture, the 1000 Watt NXT2, combines a lightweight design and advanced reflector technology delivering the highest light output level and uniformity. The unique ballast design ensures a cooler-running fixture.  

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The DELTA FIN TF system provides energy savings by creating an envelope of warmth around the crops rather than heating the air.

October 22, 2013

Greenhouse Heating System Upgrades Can Pay You Back

See a quick return on investment with energy-efficient heating projects.

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October 11, 2013

Purchasing A Greenhouse: Advice From The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association

There are some common questions growers ask about structures. NGMA collected answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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October 10, 2013

Netafim’s Ultrasonic Octave Water Meter Includes No Moving Parts

Octave from Netafim is a technically-advanced ultrasonic water meter that utilizes double-beam sensors to monitor flow. Octave offers a new level of accuracy to measuring flow data because the water flow path is unrestricted; there are no moving parts or impeller, which typically propel a meter’s register. With no wear-prone parts, Octave’s ultrasonic technology reduces maintenance and improves long-term reliability. The meter features an easy-to-read, multi-line digital LCD display that provides immediate reporting and visual indicators for critical conditions. The display includes volume units, flow rate units, flow director, leak detector, alarms and errors and more. Octave is available in sizes from 2 inch to 12 inch and monitor flow ranges from 1 GPM to 5,500 GPM. The pulsed output module allows integration with most landscape controllers. For more information on the Octave, visit NetaFimUSA.com

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October 7, 2013

LEDs Could Eventually Manipulate Scent, Color In Ornamentals And Edibles

With the ability to deliver specific light wavelengths with LED lights, growers, retailers and consumers could eventually manipulate the scent, color, flavor, postharvest life and other characteristics of ornamental and edible crops.

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