Lighting

Technically Speaking: Getting Started With Supplemental Greenhouse LED Lighting

The use of electric lighting inside greenhouses is nothing new, but the technology and sophistication of lighting have advanced dramatically in the last several years. Unlike conventional fixtures (i.e., high-pressure sodium), light-emitting diodes (LEDs) literally... more »

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New Cannabis Light Spectrum Study Launches

Current, in partnership with The Hernández Lab at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is launching a new study into the potential of supplemental LED lighting to support commercial cannabis production. The new research project is... more »

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Technically Speaking: Far-red Light in Greenhouse and Indoor Farming

Far-red is a waveband of light that is marginally visible to us but has profound effects on plant growth and development. Far-red light is often described as radiation with a wavelength between 700 and 800... more »

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Technically Speaking: Futuristic Light(ing) in Horticulture

The science and engineering of crop production continues to advance with new or more effective technologies. This is especially true with the production of specialty crops inside greenhouses and indoor (vertical) farms. There have been... more »

Blooming by Lamplight

Many greenhouse crops flower in response to day length and will only flower, or flower faster, when the proper photoperiod is provided. Photoperiodic crops are categorized as short-day plants (SDPs) or long-day plants (LDPs), where... more »

Leadership on LED Grow Lights

The benefits of using supplemental light for the propagation and production of greenhouse ornamental, vegetable and cannabis crops have been well documented by university researchers and commercial growers. Much of the research with ornamental crops... more »

Hort Americas, GE Current Team Up to Aid AppHarvest Expansion

In May 2020, greenhouse vegetable grower AppHarvest approached commercial horticultural distributor Hort Americas with a challenging request. AppHarvest, which was already operating a 60-acre greenhouse tomato operation in Morehead, Kentucky, was looking to build an... more »

Blue Light as a PGR

Plant growth retardants (PGRs) are commonly applied to floriculture crops, both during propagation and the growing out (finishing) phase. When properly used, PGRs are a safe and effective way to inhibit extension growth of a... 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.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol