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Join Lumigrow for a first look at their dynamic grow light sensor

On Thursday, May 4th at 10:00AM PDT, join Lumigrow for a first look at the industry’s first dynamic grow light sensor, and to learn from their in-house Plant Research Group. Space is limited.Even if you can’t make the date, don’t fret! The webinar will be e-mailed to all those who sign up. Just fill out the.....

BE: CHP plant ensures that roses thrive all year long

Since the middle of April, a CHP plant from MTU Onsite Energy has been generating electric power and heat to ensure that the roses in the greenhouses of the family-run Wimceco Rose Nursery in the Belgian town of Boechout grow and thrive throughout the year. The plant replaced an existing power plant that was.....

Study finds similar seedling growth under HPS and LED

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have the potential to replace high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps as the main delivery method of supplemental lighting (SL) in greenhouses. However, few studies have compared growth under the different lamp types.Authors of a new study grew seedlings of geranium (Pelargonium.....

Researchers look to ice plant to overcome global warming

John Cushman is a foundation professor in the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, whose research proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has been picked for a partnership under its Plant Flagship Genomes program."The goal of the plant.....

Nard Elsman, Diamond FMS:

"More financial data doesn’t mean more insight"

The Ukrainian economy is improving and growers are eager to invest. Banks, however, are still hesitant to lend money when they lack clear insight in the financial situation of the business. Growers often drown in their own information and the demand for professional and affordable analyses seems to be high......

Fluorescent vs. LED light for tree seedling cultivation

Professional cultivation of tree seedlings is typically done in controlled environments such as growth chambers and vertical farms. By growing the seedlings indoors, cultivators prevent animal predation, and are able to create ideal humidity and other conditions, fully control nutrition and thus run an.....

A fog system for every kind of situation

Microcool has updated its catalog with several new features tailored to specific growing situations such as small propagation areas and low tunnels. One of these products is a 360° Directional Fog unit. The 4 nozzles of this system provide an even fog distribution in areas where conventional fog cannot go......

US: HRI accepting grant proposals until May 31

The Horticultural Research Institute is actively seeking research proposals for projects that will produce new knowledge and lead to applied advice for the green industry. Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for research in the areas of horticultural marketing and consumer purchasing practices,.....

Manage your greenhouse in the cloud

The Sentinel system from Sensaphone uses cloud technology to provide supervised 24/7 remote monitoring of environmental conditions and unattended equipment at commercial greenhouses. With the Sentinel system, operators easily can access the status of all conditions in real time from any device and at any.....

"Cleverness comes at a cost"

The plight of the brainy bumble bee

Being smart does not necessarily mean you are bringing home the most bacon, if you are a bumble bee at least.Scientists at Plant & Food Research, Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Guelph have been studying how the learning ability of individual bumble bees (Bombus terrestris).....

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.....