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.

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Fluence Bioengineering red lettuce trials - feature

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.

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Phillips, Ball Seed Partnership

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.

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LX60 Series (Heliospectra) feature

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.

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John Burns, Philips

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.

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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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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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