The debate about whether warehouse growing or greenhouse growing is more efficient and profitable is largely based on grower preference, types of plants grown and available technologies, according to various industry players. Traditionally, greenhouse growing has been the norm. However, warehouse growing is becoming increasingly favorable with certain growers.
Greenhouse coverings that provide diffuse light can increase quality and productivity in the greenhouse.
Industry members are invited to attend a July 28 meeting to discuss horticultural lighting standards for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), facilitated by Michigan State University (MSU). The two-hour roundtable discussion will take place during the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Canada-based Conviron and Valoya of Finland recently announced an agreement for the distribution and integration of Valoya LEDs into Conviron growth chambers and rooms. Conviron is now the exclusive distributor of Valoya’s products to seed and biotech companies, government institutions and universities in North America, India, Australia and Brazil.
The strategic alliance between the two companies will provide complete growing solutions to all horticulture markets including vegetable, flower and medicinal cannabis in both greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture applications.
Anthurium plants produced in light-diffused greenhouses equipped with Svensson’s Harmony screens were ready for sale at 16 weeks compared to the normal 22 weeks.
In part one of a two-part series, Michigan State University researchers share their findings in germinating seedlings with LED lights.
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.
Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield, according to a Purdue University study. Cary Mitchell, a professor of horticulture, said the average tomato is shipped about 1,500 miles from warmer climates where they’re grown to cooler climates that cannot produce the fruit cost-effectively in the
Integrated Botanics, a young plant producer serving Seville Farms, is making use of versatile LED lighting options in its new germination room to improve propagation.