Lighting

White LEDs for Plant Applications

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used for plant applications to supplement sunlight in greenhouses and to provide the only source of light indoors. As mentioned in the September 2018 issue of GPN, many horticultural... more »

Cover Story — Innovation in Action

Efficiency, plant quality and profitability. These are some top priorities of every grower. They roll right off the tongue, but are they easy to achieve? Maybe ... if you put in the upfront effort. Big... more »

Free CEA Lighting Webinar Available On Demand

Are you interested in controlled environment agriculture (CEA)? Are you currently (or are you considering) growing vegetable crops in your greenhouses? Are you looking for the right greenhouse lighting solutions to help grow those vegetable... more »

New, High-Resolution, Interactive DLI Maps

New maps of the photosynthetic daily light integral (DLI) in the United States have been developed and are now available online. The DLI represents the cumulative amount of photosynthetic light delivered in a square meter... more »

GLASE Consortium to Meet Next Month in New York

The first meeting of the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will take place Nov. 5, 2018, in Ithaca, New York. The theme for the meeting is to discuss guidelines for controlled environment agriculture... more »

Register Now for Free Webinars on Pest Management, CEA Lighting

Registration is now open for two free webinars being offered by GPN magazine — one on pest management and the other on lighting options for controlled environment agriculture. The first webinar, "Identifying and Controlling the... more »

Purple vs. Pink vs. White LED Fixtures

There are two primary types of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) used in horticultural applications. The first type is an LED that emits a specific color of light, such as blue light or red light (Figure 1).... more »

Grant Helps Light the LAMP

Reducing energy costs is a goal for pretty much any grower — no matter what the crop that is being grown. Thanks to a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute... 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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