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BLV pushes HPS output from 1950 to 2100 µmol s-1The light output of a high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamp is the key element determining its efficacy. For a long period of time the output of a 1000 W HPS lamp was restricted to 1950 µmol s-1. The reason for the restriction was the gas pressure inside the burner and the technology used to ignite the lamp.In.....
SBI releases new merchant app for big box growersSBI Software will be releasing Mobi Merchandiser, a management tool and mobile app for planning recurring store visits, recurring store tasks, picture requirements and automating buyer reporting. Merchandising reps use the mobile app to see daily store visits, execute store tasks and take pictures where.....
Sweden: LEDs provide coolness for Alpine plantsLast spring Heliospectra launched the LX60, a new kind of energy-efficient and fully controllable LED grow light, designed and engineered to replace traditional HPS and HID lamps. The lamp is a first step towards a complete biofeedback system, with sensors detecting how the plants are reacting to the light.....
US: Floral industry sees push for more research fundingIn the first 100 days of the Trump administration, floral industry members have successfully pushed members of Congress to support floriculture research funding and helped educate lawmakers on tax issues that could hurt small-business owners.While “the first 100 days” is viewed by some as artificial and even.....
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Here's why you should digitize your ordering process69 percent of U.S. consumers are planning to give their mothers a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day, according to the National Retail Federation — spending an estimated $2.6 billion on the holiday. In order to enable consumers to surprise their moms with fresh flowers this Sunday (May 14), the products.....
Chinese nursery takes advantage of new outdoor spray boomsThis week at the Hortiflorexpo IPMin Shanghai, Italian nursery equipment manufacturer Urbinati introduced several new innovative solutions to increase the efficiency of nursery operations throughout China.Urbinati's export manager Alessandro Mazzacano, explained that the busy and crowded trade show.....
New registration system makes business processes transparentCodema SDF developed a new labor registration system; SDF Verifice. Thanks to the cooperation with employment agency Van Koppen & Van Eijk, Codema SDF was able to develop practice-oriented. SDF Verifice is a cloud-based solution based on a fingerprint for registering and verifying hours. All data is.....
Protect your process computer against ransomwareCybercrime is an increasing issue for anyone who uses the internet. Newspapers report daily about hackers and ransomware. All iSii process computers that are connected to the Internet are sensitive to this threat. Therefore, Hoogendoorn provides you with some precautionary measures.Make sure you have a good.....
The influence of light, CO2 and temperature on young plant productionM.S. candidate Allison Hurt at Michigan State University is quantifying how light (duration, intensity, and quality), carbon dioxide, and temperature (air temperature and root-zone) influence floriculture and hop young plant production, quality, and subsequent flowering.In northern latitudes, it is not.....
Developing LED lighting strategies for indoor floriculture transplant productionPh.D. candidate Yujin Park at Michigan State University investigates how the radiation spectrum of sole-source LED lighting influences growth and development characteristics of floriculture transplants.A new method of producing floriculture transplants is indoors using light-emitting diodes (LEDs). However,.....
Priva brings project-based collaboration to your screen
Follow greenhouse construction projects from start to finishIn late 2015, Priva launched its video section entitled “The Grower Files”. In four short videos, notable growers from the Netherlands and abroad outline their vision regarding topical issues and issues of importance in greenhouse horticulture. Building on the success of those video reports, Priva is now.....
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Ventilation methods: Low-tech to automated high-techWithin a few muggy or sweltering hours, greenhouse crops can be shocked and damaged during vital stages of growth and development. Greenhouse humidity and temperature can quickly become the enemy of production if growers do not implement proper ventilation within their system. Humidity and heat can be.....