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Quality LED fixtures: plastic vs. glass

A major design challenge in achieving high reliability for a LED fixture is how to protect the LEDs from the outside environment. This is especially true in greenhouse environments, where the atmosphere can be very demanding for electronics. The fixture must continue to operate for many years without.....

UK: HydroGarden forges lighting partnership with Plessey

HydroGarden has made a bid to capitalise on the emerging LED lighting market by agreeing to a distribution partnership with solid state lighting manufacturer, Plessey. The new partnership will offer HydroGarden an additional route into the growing hydroponics and horticultural lighting sector, as well as.....

Tuesday 23 May 2017:

LED industry gathers in Eindhoven for Horticultural Lighting Conference

Thanks to the unique properties of LED lighting and major advances in our understanding of plants, we now have exciting possibilities to tune the light to boost yield, customise the plant characteristics and maintain plant health.With LED lighting, we can now manipulate the wavelength, pulse duration and.....

OHP redesigns popular PGR Calculator App

OHP’s popular Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Calculator app has been redesigned from the ground up. The new version, PGR Calculator v2.1, contains many of the same features as the previous version now runs faster and works on all iOS device environments.“Growers really embraced the convenience of the original.....

LumiGrow introduces grow light sensor

Let the sun manage your lights

LumiGrow have begun a pilot program for the industry’s first dynamic horticultural grow light sensor. The grow light sensor works in tandem with LumiGrow LEDs to target the precise amount of light that a plant receives. By specifying precise light levels, greenhouse crops can experience perfect lighting.....

Lighting Science announces joint venture with Chinese LED manufacturer

Lighting Science announced a joint venture with Chinese LED manufacturer and lighting company MLS Co, Ltd. The joint venture will operate under the name Global Value Lighting and will be based in Rhode Island. Global Value Lighting will capitalize on Lighting Science’s extensive technology and intellectual.....

Lemnis Oreon and EnviroTech sign distribution agreement

Lemnis Oreon and the North American EnviroTech Solutions Cultivation came to an agreement for a strategic partnership. EnviroTech is an engineering company from Richmond, California with broad fundamentals in horticulture. EnviroTech's expertise in energy- and water-technology fits the water-cooling solution.....

US: AFE awards $325,000 to new research projects

American Floral Endowment announces $325,000 in research funding for the 2017-2018 fiscal year on projects addressing important floriculture/horticulture issues.“The floriculture industry faces complex challenges that AFE-funded research helps address,” said Terril Nell, Ph.D., AFE Research.....

Artificial intelligence provides insight in plant life

Two Wageningen University scientists published an insight review about the relation between external factors and the developmental and evolutionary processes in plants. For making this connection between ‘gene and Gaia’, they introduce the ‘perceptron’ concept, developed in the field of machine learning,.....

Axerrio WarehouseApp: The logistics process on your smartphone

We are all familiar with the industrial scanner, the device with which the entire logistics process can be controlled. Axerrio now introduces a new product to control logistics: Axerrio WarehouseApp.Always hands-freeA small scanner attached with a glove on one hand, and a smartphone on the other arm, fixed.....

Dutch nursery expands Walking Plant System

A 10,000 m2 expansion of the Walking Plant System has enabled Karma Plants to increase its production. To get the most out of this expansion, the nursery has decided to extend its current WPS system as it has already led to a remarkable improvement in quality and higher yields per square metre.The first.....

Learn the latest about lighting

VIDEO Helping growers learn about the latest advancements in supplemental, photoperiodic, and sole-source horticulture lighting and making the best decisions for their plants and business.Learn from Michigan State University (MSU) leading lighting experts and researchers Erik Runkle, PhD, and Roberto Lopez, PhD,.....

ElectroMecaniQue:

Local Vineland motor shop benefits from growth in Canadian greenhouse industry

The growth of the Canadian greenhouse industry is good for all sorts of businesses. Also for small businesses like the electric motor shop of Daniel Gagnon in Vineland, Ontario. "The greenhouse industry has brought us much work, it is our bread and butter." The team of ElectroMecaniQue in front of their.....

Joop de Jong, Agriware Online:

Is there good affordable standard software for small farmers?

"Now the answer is: 'Yes'. But that has to be explained, because experience is often different. Anyone who has once purchased standard software can tell you in detail: the purchase price is high and it takes a long time with added costs, before it can be used."These are the words of Joop de Jong from.....