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Plug & Cutting Conference Cancelled

As Hurricane Florence made it way up the Atlantic Coast toward North Carolina, AmericanHort has announced it would be cancelling its Plug & Cutting '18 conference. The conference had been scheduled to take place Sept.... more »

Commercialization of Intelligent Sprayer Technology Receives Approval

In late August, the  U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Smart Guided Systems, Inc. announced a licensing agreement for the commercialization of smart sprayer technology. Heping Zhu, USDA ARS Wooster, designed the Intelligent Spray Control... more »

Consortium to Offer Webinar on Standardized Horticultural Lighting Label

The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium will present a webinar on a newly proposed standardized horticultural lighting label. The webinar will take place on Sep 7., at 2:00 pm eastern time. Recent advances... more »

Signify Introduces New LED Toplighting with Higher Output

Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) has introduced the new Philips GreenPower LED toplighting high output with a light efficacy up to 3.0 µmol/J and an output of 800 µmol/s. The new module will help greenhouse growers improve the... more »

New — and Newly Discovered — Tools for Growers

When thinking about managing water have you ever sat back and said, “There’s got to be an easier way.” I know I have a once or twice. If you’ve ever thought/spoken aloud that iconic phrase,... more »

Using a GA to Increase Plant Height

There are a number of reasons why a grower might want to increase the height of a plant. Most commonly, plants are too short because a plant growth retardant (PGR) was applied at too high... more »

Griffin to Host Lettuce and Herb Workshops

Griffin will host two educational workshops on hydroponic lettuce and herb production, designed for ornamental growers who are considering a shift from flowers to food. The program will take in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Aug. 27.... more »

An Update on Lighting Efficacy

In plant lighting, the efficacy (or more precisely, the photosynthetic photon efficacy) of a fixture quantifies how effectively a fixture converts electricity into light useful for photosynthesis. It is determined by the amount of photosynthetic... more »

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