March 17, 2017
Consider Evaluating the Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Crops
Despite the potentially high installation cost of LED lighting, several advantages mean it’s worth considering. Collecting information and conducting small-scale trials can help you make LED lighting profitable at your operation.
February 28, 2017
Highlights From the First-Ever LED Lighting Research Summit
Leading horticulture researchers explored new innovations in emerging agriculture when Colorado State University and Philips Lighting convened an inaugural Research Summit on LED lighting in horticulture.
January 5, 2017
Successful Propagation of Purple Fountain Grass From Single-Internode Culm Cuttings
In the first article of a two-part series, researchers discuss how propagation daily light integral and root-zone temperature influence root growth and development of single-internode purple fountain grass culm cuttings.
November 4, 2016
Evaluating Greenhouse Supplemental Lighting For Young And Finished Plant Production
Researchers at Purdue and Michigan State University compare young and finished plant production under LED toplighting and HPS lamps to determine which source is most effective.
October 27, 2016
5 Things Cannabis Growers Should Look For In A Light Deprivation System
From automation to installation, here are five things you need to know when adding a light deprivation system to your cannabis greenhouse.
October 24, 2016
Study Shows Effectiveness Of Growing Cannabis Under LED Lighting
The study, conducted by the Wageningen University & Research Centre in The Netherlands, shows some varieties of cannabis plants grown under LED lighting may produce more medicinally active substances than if they had been grown under other intensive lighting systems.
October 18, 2016
Lighting Research Center Is Surveying Growers On Supplemental Lighting
The Center, part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is looking for commercial growers to participate in an online survey regarding supplemental greenhouse lighting.
September 27, 2016
Check Out The Latest In Lighting Technology For Greenhouses
Manufacturers are developing several innovative lighting systems that can help growers save on energy efficiency, while improving plant quality. Here’s a look at some of their newest offerings.
September 24, 2016
4 Tips On Picking The Best Lighting System For Cannabis Production
From energy use to maintenance, here are some suggestions from one expert on how to ID the best lighting system for your greenhouse.
September 21, 2016
How To Determine The Economic Viability Of LED Lighting
You can decide whether LED lighting is right for your operation by considering seven important factors that impact return on investment.
July 24, 2016
Horticultural Lighting Conference To Take Place In Chicago In October
The one-day event is designed to provide cutting-edge information on the latest technologies and techniques impacting the advancement of the horticultural lighting market.
July 10, 2016
Philips Horticulture Partners With Light4Food To Supply LED Lighting For Vertical Farms
Light4Food, which designs, produces, and mounts sustainable closed cultivation systems, stands to benefit from working with lighting experts at Philips.
May 29, 2016
Michigan State University Offering Summer Online Course On Greenhouse And Horticultural Lighting
The seven-unit course is aimed at greenhouse and ornamental plant growers who want to learn more about the fundamental concepts of how plants respond to light quality, quantity, and duration.
April 19, 2016
Michigan State To Host Horticulture Lighting Symposium In May
Growers and other horticulture experts looking to learn more about lighting should mark their calendars for the eighth annual International Symposium On Light In Horticulture, which will take place May 22-26, 2016, in East Lansing, MI.
March 29, 2016
Philips Lighting And University Of Arizona Study Shows LED Systems Ideal For Growing Food In Space
A collaboration between Philips And The University of Arizona found that using energy-efficient LED lighting in a prototype lunar greenhouse resulted in an increased amount of high-quality edible lettuce while dramatically improving operational efficiency and use of resources.
March 22, 2016
Dr. Roberto Lopez Joins Department Of Horticulture At Michigan State University
Lopez joins the MSU faculty after 8½ years at Purdue University. He will be involved in lighting and production research, and will also teach courses on structures and floriculture.