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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1. Tighten Exhaust Fan Belts When was the last time you checked the tightness of your exhaust fan belts? Fan belts are an easily overlooked detail, and they are often not tightened to the proper tension. When […]
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.
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.
February 12, 2014
Diffuse Light Results In 25 Percent Growth Rate Increase, Wageningen UR Study Shows
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.