Science & Technology

Technically Speaking: Air, Leaf and Root-Zone Temperature

Temperature is the primary factor that influences the rate of cell division, which is the driving force for plant development. The rate of development typically increases linearly as temperature increases from a crop’s base temperature... more »

CO2Meter and Gaslab Acquisition

CO2Meter Inc. Acquires GasLab.com

CO2Meter Inc., which designs and manufactures solutions for high-quality gas detection, monitoring, and analytical use, has acquired GasLab.com, a leader in oxygen gas sensing and monitor technology. The purchase further expands on CO2Meter's leadership in... more »

Metrolina Greenhouses Shares Goals for Future at 50th Anniversary

Built up from humble beginnings, today Metrolina Greenhouses’ headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina, is the largest single-site, heated wholesale greenhouse operation in the U.S. Metrolina Greenhousesin Huntersville, North Carolina, on April 26 marked its 50th... more »

Dramm Solar panels

Dramm Installs Solar Panels at Wisconsin Headquarters

The Dramm Corporation recently finished installing 286 solar panels at its new headquarters in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The 18,000 sq. ft. ground-mount solar panels produce an annual energy savings of 161,990 kilowatts, according to a news... more »

How to Use Beneficial Nematodes in IPM

Greenhouse growers who propagate ornamentals know the importance of shielding delicate plants from all pests foreign and domestic.  Beneficial biologicals, and beneficial nematodes in specific, can be useful as growers look to combat fungus gnats... more »

USDA Taking Nominations for Pollinator Subcommittee

The USDA on April 6 said it is soliciting nominations for members to serve on its newly formed USDA National Pollinator Subcommittee. The subcommittee will be part of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and... more »

Quantum dot glass prototype held aloft by a UbiQD Engineer. Photo credit: UbiQD, Inc.

Companies Collaborate on Development of Agrivoltaic Modules for Greenhouses 

UbiQD, Inc., which specializes in nanomaterials innovation, and Heliene Inc., a provider of North-American-made solar modules, recently began joint development of a project to embed UbiGro sunlight-optimizing technology in Heliene's photovoltaic modules. The panels would... more »

Technically Speaking: Light and Temperature Responses of Bedding Plants

Annual bedding (garden) plants continues to be the largest floriculture crop segment each year. The reported wholesale sales of bedding plants was $1.58 billion, according to the USDA Floriculture Crops 2020 Summary, but that was... more »

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