Technology

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 »

Simplify Data Collection and Correction

Collecting, recording and reviewing substrate pH and electrical conductivity (EC) and water quality (alkalinity) data can be a time-consuming process for greenhouse and nursery growers. Some growers collect this information in notebooks and then transfer... more »

Software is to a Company Like Soil is to a Plant

The grower industry is competitive, capital intensive and dependent on good weather. Growers must improve efficiencies and lower costs to fight shrinking margins. Software that is specifically built for growers, not widgets, makes all the... more »

Lumileds Introduces Lighting Calculator

Lumileds has introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to design grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon... more »

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