Lighting

Valoya Hires New VP for North America

Valoya has hired Wes Eaton as the company's vice president of sales in North America. With extensive experience in horticulture and business development, Eaton will be tasked with driving... more »

Early Scaling-Up Challenges with LED Lighting

The fundamental advantages of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting are clear. They are increasingly efficient at converting electricity into photosynthetic light, and their rated lifetime is much longer than conventional fixtures. However, this is still a... more »

Effective Long-Day Lighting Fixtures

A large number of annual bedding plant and herbaceous perennial species flower earlier when grown under long days. A long day can be as few as 13 hours of light for some crops, while at... more »

Cover Story: Using Technology to Grow More Sustainably and Responsibly

When a group of financial partners found an abandoned vegetable greenhouse in North Tonawanda, New York, they saw it as the perfect opportunity to pursue their interest in plant-based medicines as a potential business venture.... more »

SunTracker Updates Free DLI Calculator

SunTracker Technologies has updated its free daily light integral (DLI) calculator tool. The new and improved free online software tool merges ground weather station data with satellite data that provides monthly shortwave (ultraviolet, visible and... more »

Candidus Receives USDA Grant for Lighting Technology Research

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently awarded $25 million in grants designed to help partners implement and evaluate innovative conservation practices that have demonstrated benefits on farmland and in greenhouses. CEA lighting control specialist... more »

GPN to Present Webinar on CEA Production

"Managing Temperature, Humidity and Light for Greenhouse Vegetables" will be the topic of a free one-hour webinar scheduled to take place Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. EDT. Presented by GPN, the webinar will be led... more »

GLASE to Offer CEA Benchmarking Webinar

The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will present a free webinar on a new CEA database and benchmark tool for growers. The webinar will take place Oct. 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT.... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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