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Understanding greenhouse lightingThere’s a lot more to greenhouse lighting than meets the eye. Growers in search of the appropriate lighting for their greenhouse should consider the following three factors: the type of crop being grown, what time of year it is and how much sunlight is available.Greenhouses generally require six hours of.....
"No two boilers are the same"The boiler business is a complex one. Especially where it concerns boilers for export. The importing countries often demand additional certificates for the boilers. The stricter requirements are mentioned in those certificates. This is very complicated for the boiler manufacturer. And not every boiler.....
Simple ways to master lighting in your greenhouseWho says growers can only rely on the sun for light?It may seem obvious, but light is hugely important to bringing up crops. Depending on where you live, dealing with light levels can be a serious challenge, whether it’s making sure your plants have enough of it during the long, dark winter, or making sure.....
Pilot project: Optimizing RO processesEvides Industrial Water (EIW) purchased new reverse osmosis (RO) pilot studies in early 2018 in order to further optimize their RO processes. The water company does a lot of research in this area. Internally they aim to continuously optimize the current water treatment processes and also to answer customer.....
"Do it yourself with the Spare parts finder"The need for technical knowledge is increasing in the horticultural sector. A greenhouse contains more and more machines and installations, but the number of people with a technical background is steadily decreasing. It’s a difficult situation. Or maybe not? With Royal Brinkman’s Spare parts finder, you can.....
A Case for a Monitoring Rethink in HorticultureAcknowledging the value of remote monitoring for system control, be it nutrient delivery, lighting or environmental conditioning, such automation systems aren’t the only reason to have sensors and dashboards. Not surprisingly, these scientific automation solutions have taken focus for indoor farming,.....
C-LED and Biolchim partner to increase output capacityLED technology is gaining more and more ground inside greenhouses. This is because it allows customisation of light spectra according to crop type and, at the same time, improves energy efficiency compared to traditional lighting systems.Latest-generation greenhouses are designed to aid natural growth 365 days.....
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"LED in greenhouse horticulture not yet fully developed"PHOTO REPORT LED lighting in the greenhouse horticulture has been in full development in recent years. Nowadays hardly a day passes without new insights, discoveries, and developments in lighting. After the first European edition of the Horticultural Lighting Conference in Eindhoven in 2017, it was high time to meet up.....
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From phones to farms with SamsungThere's a new kid on the block! Samsung Electronics, active globally with digital component solutions, announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. The company’s new horticulture LED lineup features a newly developed “red LED” package, as.....
US (NY): LRC releases new report on LED horticultural lighting systemsThe Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has published a newreporton the energy and economic performance of LED horticultural luminaires. The LRC evaluated key factors such as power demand, life-cycle cost, luminaire intensity distribution, and luminaire shading. Of particular.....
Northwest Europe discovers the benefits of coatingLight is the limiting factor for a large part of the year in North-West Europe. This means that any improvement in the amount of light that reaches the crop immediately results in improved yield and quality. The general rule of thumb is: 1% more light = 1% higher production. This applies both to fruiting.....
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