Shenandoah Growers - feature

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.

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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, […]

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Valoya Lights

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.

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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.

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LumiGrow Vine Crops Guide

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.

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LED toplighting, Runkle - feature

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.

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greenpower-led-production-module-philips-lighting

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.

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Supplemental Lighting at Colorado State

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.

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Fluence Bioengineering

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.

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Lighting Book Light Management in Controlled Environments

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.

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LumiGrow Pro Series E -feature

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.

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Lighting Book Light Management in Controlled Environments

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.

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