Lighting

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 »

Hort Americas Partners with Irrigation Design & Construction

Hort Americas has signed an agreement with Irrigation Design & Construction LLC (IDC) in Castroville, California, for IDC to become an authorized dealer of GE Current Arize LED grow lights. The agreement between the two... more »

A Closer Look at LED Efficacy

Arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have become the predominant type of fixture for new plant lighting installations. While LEDs typically have many advantages to conventional fixtures, they are primarily chosen because of their effectiveness at... more »

Signify to Acquire Fluence

 On Dec. 20, Signify, a leader in lighting, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ams OSRAM to acquire Austin, Texas-based Fluence for $272 million. This acquisition is expected to strengthen... more »

Register for GLASE’s November Webinar

GLASE (Greenhouse Lighting & Systems Engineering) will be hosting its next webinar Nov. 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). The webinar, Light and Energy Modeling in Controlled Environment Agriculture, will be presented by Kale Harbick... more »

Griffin Adds Philips Horticulture LED Lighting to Product Line

Horticulture broker Griffin recently announced it has entered into a dealer agreement with Signify. Griffin will offer Signify’s portfolio of Philips horticulture LED lighting products to licensed cannabis growers. “Griffin is a full solution supplier... more »

GLASE Plant Lighting Short Course Kicks Off Oct. 14

Working in partnership, GLASE, OptimIA and LAMP have announced the first annual virtual Plant Lighting Short Course. The short course will take place this October and November. This six-week modular short course is designed to... 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

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