March 23, 2018
New Light Management System Aims for Consistent Plant Production
The HelioCORE light control software system is designed to help growers automatically manage supplemental lighting and adjust schedules and intensity in real time.
April 22, 2018
New LED Toplighting System From Philips is Optimized for Roses
Available for European rose growers, the GreenPower LED system features a light spectrum designed for cut rose cultivation, leading to bigger buds and heavier stems.
March 25, 2018
How You Can Run Your Business More Efficiently with LED Solutions
The energy-savings potential of LED lighting systems can lead to a quick investment return.
March 21, 2018
New Lighting Series is Adaptable to Several Environments
The NeoPAR series from Illumitex is designed to foster photosynthesis in all stages of plant development.
February 3, 2018
How to Measure Greenhouse Light With Quantum Meters
In part three of this five-part series about the tools you need to keep track of your greenhouse environment, learn how to effectively use quantum sensors to monitor how much light your plants need for optimal growth.
January 29, 2018
Philips Lighting Debuts New Custom Lighting Program at IPM Essen
Philips Lighting’s new GrowWise Control System gives growers and researchers more flexibility and control for LED cultivation.
January 20, 2018
New Tech Could Lead to More Efficient Use of Light in the Greenhouse
Working with a $2.45 million USDA grant, a team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing a scalable, cost-effective new greenhouse material.
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 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.
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.