October 30, 2017
Solving Greenhouse Lighting Issues With New Research and Innovation
Changing out your lighting system isn’t quite as easy as replacing a light bulb, but you’ll find the process a lot smoother with this advice from lighting manufacturers and researchers.
November 12, 2017
Michigan State Partners With Philips Lighting to Modernize On-Campus Greenhouses
Several new Philips LED modules were added to Michigan State’s research greenhouses to keep them updated for the newest wave of horticulture students.
October 10, 2017
Philips Lighting, Ball Seed Partner on Distribution
Ball Seed will now offer Philips GreenPower LED lighting as a complement to its liners, plugs, unrooted cuttings, seed, and prefinished products.
October 5, 2017
Greenhouse Lighting Suppliers Focused on Efficiency and Flexibility
Deciding the best lighting system for your greenhouse — whether you’re growing ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, or something else — can be challenging. Here’s a close look at some of the latest lighting options on the market, and how you can determine whether they are a good fit for your operation.
October 2, 2017
Former Grower and Horticulturist Joins Philips Lighting Team
John Burns, who has worked for large growers including Tagawa Greenhouses and Van Wingerden Greenhouses, will be a Key Account Manager for the western U.S. at Philips.
September 30, 2017
How an LED Vertical Growing System Can Enhance Production
Shenandoah Growers, a Virginia-based organic herbs producer, is finding that its investment in LEDs has increased production and improved plant quality.
September 29, 2017
Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream
The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only urban land-grant university, so it was a particularly appropriate setting for the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) to host the AVF Summit 2017 on September 22. The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture — vertical farming in particular — targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world. You’ve probably heard quite a bit in recent months about vertical farming — systems for growing food in stacked layers in completely controlled environments, applying inputs such as light, water, and fertilizer in precise amounts. While there’s some use of these systems in greenhouse settings, in many cases, urban farmers are repurposing abandoned buildings or even shipping containers. Match the availability of these facilities in most large urban areas with big cities’ limited access to fresh, […]
September 18, 2017
3 Steps to Improving the Efficiency of Your LED Systems
Achieving the largest possible optimal light intensity area with the lowest possible number of lights is essential to making an investment in LEDs pay off.
September 10, 2017
Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting to Produce Seedlings: LED or HPS?
Researchers at Michigan State University see if the results from producing high-quality seedlings with LEDs justify the high capital outlay for installation.
August 19, 2017
New Lighting Guide for Vine Crop Growers Now Available
The new guide from LumiGrow is intended to help greenhouse tomato, cucumber, and pepper growers use LED lighting more effectively to maximize profits, boost yields, and increase crop quality.
August 9, 2017
Lighting Technology Under the Microscope at Production Technology Conference
Here’s a sneak preview of three lighting trends that will be discussed by Erik Runkle at the Production Technology Conference.
August 7, 2017
Philips Lighting Signs Partnership Agreement With BWI Grower Technical Sales at Cultivate’17
BWI Grower Technical Sales can now offer its customers a more extensive package of LED solutions, thanks to a new partnership with Philips LIghting that will help bring Philips Horticulture LEDs to greenhouse growers more efficiently.
August 2, 2017
Four Must-See Lighting Sessions for the Production Technology Conference
Educational lighting sessions at the technology conference and tradeshow offer something for everyone, from the novice grower to the seasoned professional.
July 19, 2017
New Videos Highlight Grower Experiences in Shifting to LED Lighting
Fluence Bioengineering recently produced two videos in which growers in the U.S. and overseas describe why they switched lighting systems.
July 11, 2017
Your Chance to Win a Free Copy of “Light Management in Controlled Environments” at Cultivate’17
Each day during Cultivate’17, the Greenhouse Grower/Meister Media Worldwide booth will be giving away one copy of “Light Management in Controlled Environments,” a resource that brings together the latest findings from scientific studies geared toward advancing the science and application of lighting for specialty crop production.
May 29, 2017
New LED Options Designed to Boost Greenhouse Plant Quality
LumiGrow and Philips recently introduced high-efficiency lighting options that are designed to reduce energy costs and improve crop consistency.
April 24, 2017
“Light Management in Controlled Environments” Now Available on Amazon
An expanded update to “Lighting Up Profits,” this new lighting book unlocks the secrets of managing light to enhance greenhouse crop production.