October 21, 2014

GreenClocks New Generation City Farm Fitted With Philips LEDs Now Open

Osaka Prefectural University’s new city farm, which has been fitted out with Philips LEDs, opened September 19.

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October 1, 2014

Harvest Automation Introduces Robot Rental Program

Harvest Automation has unveiled a new introductory robot rental program as a way for customers to get started with HV-100 robots.

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September 15, 2014

Precision Horticulture: What Piece Of Equipment Or System Helps You Streamline Production?

Let us know what product you can't live without.

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September 15, 2014

New Products For Precision Growing

Increase efficiency with these new offerings in equipment, automation, structures and software.

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August 12, 2014

LEDs Comparable To High Pressure Sodium Lamps For Cutting Propagation, Researcher Says, At Cultivate’14

In his Cultivate'14 presentation on lighting the future of young plants with LEDs, Christopher Currey, Iowa State University, shared recent research on how LED lights stack up against high pressure sodium lamps for liner and plug production.

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July 29, 2014

Bench-Top Root Zone Heating: Can You Reduce Air Temperatures And Finish Bedding Plants On Time?

This is the second article in a two-part series featuring research from Purdue University that focuses on energy-efficient production strategies for annual bedding plants.

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June 27, 2014

4 New Products For Cooling, Shading And Ventilation

The Vertex by Poly-Tex The Vertex is the newest member of the Greenhouse Megastore’s shade structure family. Make a statement and show your colors with this simple, stylish shade house.The easy-snap button frame and bungee-shade attachments will provide  shade in no time. With  more than 7 feet of sidewall clearance and 13 feet to the peak, the Vertex will give shade while keeping that open-air feeling.  

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May 27, 2014

Philips Hosts High Wire Event For The First Time

Philips recently organized the International High Wire Event for the first time. The event was held in the Netherlands for a select group of international tomato growers, and included practical visits and opportunities for exchanging know-how and experience.

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May 22, 2014

Six Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency In The Greenhouse

As the spring season starts to wind down, it is never a bad time to look back at the last couple of months to evaluate what changes you might consider for next year. There is no better time than the off-season to make these changes for the next spring season. Few things you do will have a greater effect on your operation than how proficient you are with energy efficiency. In this installment of Basics and Beyond, we will look at a few items you should consider to save energy in the greenhouse, most of which will cost very little and will pay for themselves well within the first season if you implement them.

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May 20, 2014

Clean Fresh Food Increases Productivity With LumiGrow LED Greenhouse Light Solution

In line with a growing trend among forward-thinking greenhouse farm operators, Clean Fresh Food of Wisconsin installed energy-efficient greenhouse lighting to achieve healthy, year-round crop growth.

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May 7, 2014

Free Robot Work Offer From Harvest Automation Makes Spacing Plants Easier For Growers

Harvest Automation's free robot work offer allows growers to use plant moving robots to alleviate one of the most demanding and repetitive tasks. For Flowerwood Nursery, this has led to higher profit margins with fewer workforce headaches.

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April 30, 2014

Conviron Partners With Valoya To Extend LEDS Into New Markets

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.

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