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Simple ways to master lighting in your greenhouse

Who 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 processes

Evides 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 Horticulture

Acknowledging 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 capacity

LED 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.....

Horticultural Lighting Conference:

"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.....

company enters LED component market

From phones to farms with Samsung

There'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 systems

The 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 coating

Light 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.....

Illumitex reports record breaking quarter

"LED Lighting for horticulture enters mainstream"

“We are seeing general acknowledgment that LEDs are a superior light source in many ways for horticulture applications,” said John Spencer SVP of Sales and Marketing at Illumitex. “Our ramping sales are a great indicator LED will soon be the defacto-standard.” LED Lights provide consistent yields, reliable.....

One ring to rule it all

Yes, maybe this might become a 'thing': a ring for everything. ATM card, key, car, passwords, subscriptions, etc. And at the end of the day, maybe even something for public transport.Tokenring is an American start-up that put the ring on the market last year. An app has to be installed, on which all kinds of.....

NL: "Every percent profit can make the difference"

Recently the first roses have been harvested in the new greenhouse of Van den Berg Roses in Delfgauw, the Netherlands. The Avalanche + roses are grown under reflectors with 240 Micromoles. The reason is simple: "We are always in search of the last percent of return," says Arie van den Berg. "We light many.....

Valoya to Host

LEDs & Innovators Conference 2018 at GreenTech

Horticulture professionals interested in technology and innovation for the production of fruit, vegetables and flowers will be gathering at GreenTech this June in Amsterdam. It is a horticulture industry hub with focus on latest tech innovations that gathers some of the industry’s key players.Valoya,.....

Holstein Flowers first user of Thermoview

NL: Measuring real-time temperature of and around the crop

Holstein Flowers is the first company using Thermoview, the thermo camera measuring the real-time temperature of and around the crop. Mathieu van Holstein is running the gerbera company in De Lier, the Netherlands, together with his 3 brothers and 2 cousins. The family business started in 1946 as a vegetable.....