Technology

Horticultural Lighting Applications

Lighting from electric lamps is increasingly being used in the production of horticultural crops grown in controlled environments. However, sometimes there is confusion about the different lighting applications and what type of lighting is needed... more »

Mysteries of the Cloud: Solved

For many people, the cloud remains a mystery. Even though a version of cloud computing predates personal computers and the internet by decades, the cloud still conjures images of some mystical way of providing software... more »

Technology, Apps and Other Greenhouse Solutions

So, you’re the company tech person. Your job is to keep the facility up and running at the same time keep up with all the new technology and gadgets. Wow, what a fun job you... more »

Maximizing the Benefits of Supplemental Lighting

The amount of photosynthetic light inside greenhouses can be a limiting factor when crops are grown during the winter and early spring. For most ornamental crops, a common goal is to deliver an average daily... more »

Building a Smart, Sustainable Greenhouse

What if your greenhouse could generate enough electricity to run the equipment used in it, including fans, soil mixers, pot fillers and transplanters? How much money could you save annually in energy costs? Michael Loik,... more »

Oasis Introduces Plant Transportation Products

Oasis Grower Solutions offers a system of products to protect the integrity of plants during transportation. The system includes Oasis HydraPad, Floralife Transport Paper and EthylBloc technology truck treatments and sachets. Oasis HydraPad is an... more »

Does Light Quantity Trump Light Quality?

When we think about lighting of plants, the different dimensions we consider are light quantity (intensity), light quality (spectrum), photoperiod (hours of light per day) and uniformity. Usually, we think of these four parameters independently,... more »

Philips Lighting Adds Key Account Manager to North America Team

Philips Lighting has added John Burns as a key account manager for western U.S. for the horticulture LED lighting segment. In his new role, Burns will focus on the... more »

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