Production

Horticulture’s History with Disruptive Technology: LED Lighting Takes Its Turn

Our greenhouse industry has an impressive history of embracing disruptive change and each of us has a personal perspective regarding time and change. One reference point for all of us is measured in terms of... more »

Is Green Light Useful to Plants?

Fact or fiction: Green light is not useful for photosynthesis. While I don’t hear or read this statement as often as I used to, it is a myth that continues to be perpetuated by people... more »

DLI ‘Requirements’

The DLI refers to the daily light integral, which simplistically is the total amount of photosynthetic light delivered to plants each day. More technically, it is the integrated photon flux density between 400 and 700... more »

Crops Suitable for Vertical Farming

Vertical farming refers to the production of plants grown in stacked horizontal or vertical layers, or other three-dimensional configurations. Most commercial vertical farms produce crops inside buildings, relying on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the sole... more »

Quick Plug North America Names New Managing Director

Quick Plug has announced a change in leadership as Bill Maartense expands his role to managing director for North America. With more25 years of industry experience, Maartense has most recently served as Director of Quick... more »

New Consortium to Focus on Indoor Agriculture

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is launching the Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium, a public-private partnership  to develop flavorful, nutritious crops specially intended for indoor agriculture. Sustainably feeding a growing global population... more »

Dilution Solutions Adds Tech Sales Rep

Dilution Solutions, Clearwater, Florida, has named Lori Donnell as a technical sales representative. As a technical sales representative, Donnell will focus on the Etatron line of electric pumps, industrial controls, and metering devices, moving our customers... more »

Signify to Open North American Production Facility

Signify  has announced plans to significantly reduce delivery times for Philips GreenPower LED customers in North America as it adds a horti LED production line at its existing luminaire factory in Camargo, Mexico. Previously, the... more »

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