Lighting

“Hidden” Benefits of Supplemental Lighting

Greenhouse growers in temperate climates do not take light for granted. Sunlight is among the most limiting factors in the production of greenhouse crops grown from late fall to early spring, when the days are... more »

Managing Light & Disease

Greenhouse production allows growers the freedom to grow year-round. Though these structures are controlled and mostly protected from outdoor environments, seasonal trends still exert some influence on crop growth. During winter months, conditions such as... more »

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 »

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