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Resource Innovation Institute

Three new best practices guides

Providing free efficiency resources for indoor and greenhouse farming operations

Resource Innovation Institute (RII) announced the availability of three horticulture best practices guides aiming to provide free resources on the topics of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facility design and construction, lighting, and HVAC.  Each guide has been developed with expertise and input…

Grow light system now connected to horti process computer

The Climalux CLX-V1000 grow light system was recently connected to the Priva Connext horticultural process computer at Carnation Nursery Nieuwland in Hoek van Holland. This makes it possible to communicate with the Horticulture Control Unit of Climalux. As a result, it is now possible to optimally…

Texas A&M AgriLife debuts automated precision phenotyping greenhouse

Featuring remote sensing and data-capturing capabilities, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has launched “the future of agricultural research” with its multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse on the Texas A&M University campus in Bryan-College Station. The greenhouse is part of the…

How to choose fluorescent grow lights for your farm

Fluorescent grow lights can be an inexpensive lighting option for a small farm operation, but not every fluorescent light is the same. If you’re not using the right kind, you won’t have enough light to grow. When should you use fluorescent grow lights?Most large-scale and commercial operations use LED…

"More light with less power"

Kiepflower Nursery has just taken a big step in terms of energy thanks to the new lighting installation from Hortilux, with whom the company has had a good partnership for many years. Co-owner of Kiepflower, Albert Kiep tells us more about it. New installationDuring 2022, the nursery decided to invest in full-LED lighting in…

Working together towards a digitally secure greenhouse horticulture cluster

The Cyber Resilience Centre Greenport has been launched. This initiative, made up of ten organizations - including Royal FloraHolland - is committed to a digitally secure horticulture cluster. Companies from the sector, such as production companies, breeders, trade, and supply chains, can join this Cyber…

October 27-29

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting force to make U.S. and Canada debut

Signify showcases the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting force (TLF) for the North American market at the 2022 Global Produce & Floral Show, October 27-29, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. This will be the first time growers in the U.S. can see the North American version of the Philips GreenPower LED…

Rainwater harvesting at Westonbirt Arboretum

Water is a limited and valuable resource but is also essential for plant growth. Water resources in the UK, and many other countries, are under pressure from climate change and population growth. As part of Forestry England’s aim to be net carbon zero by 2030, a new rainwater harvesting and filtering…

Great Lakes Greenhouses begins new chapter with new dynamic LED grow lights

The team at Great Lakes Greenhouses takes pride in their list of firsts: first to use CO2 enrichment in the greenhouse, first to grow cucumbers year-round, and first to propagate cucumbers from seed on site to prevent disease. Welcoming innovation with open arms, the company is now embracing Sollum…

Water Ways enters the market in Angola with a first smart irrigation project

Water Ways Technologies Inc., a global provider of Israeli-based agriculture technology, providing water irrigation solutions to agricultural producers, is pleased to announce that the Company has been successful in penetrating the Angolan irrigation market with the delivery of its first smart irrigation…

Pilot started at greenhouses to advance coating technology

Getting as much light as possible into the greenhouse is something growers, and suppliers have been working on for years. Depending on the crop and temperature, a grower knows how to deploy the perfect climate strategy. The influence of the sun makes it clear that there is still much to be gained. PHYSEE…

AgriFORCE gets patent for its automated growing facility

AgriFORCE Growing Systems announced it will be granted a patent, titled “Automated Growing Systems,” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to proprietary systems and technologies within the company’s controlled environment agriculture facility, FORCEGH+. The patent is the first…

January 12, 2023

MANTS seeking new products, services, and innovations for the 2023 trade show

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) is now accepting submissions of new varieties, products, services, and innovations for its 2023 show. All submissions will be…

Farm tool expanded to optimize nitrogen use and evidence impact on water quality

With pressure mounting on farmers to measure and reduce their impact on water quality, Trinity AgTech has launched an enhanced module within their natural capital navigation tool, Sandy, to specifically support farmers in optimizing nitrogen use and reducing nitrate leaching in real-time. Utilizing more…

CEA lighting upgrades – what’s the best solution for your facility?

Given historically high energy costs, hard-to-find legacy parts, and lamps, plus the availability of energy rebates, growers right now are looking for effective ways to retrofit or replace lighting systems. A lighting upgrade could mean switching from HPS to LED luminaires, retrofitting older magnetic…

More clean water for agriculture and horticulture in times of drought

Is it possible to safely use treated wastewater (effluent) from sewage treatment plants (WWTPs) as irrigation water in agriculture and horticulture? A group of water boards, knowledge institutions, and companies, led by Wageningen University & Research, have launched a study to investigate how this can…

Microban presents high-quality, non-heavy-metal antimicrobial technology for water-based coatings

Microban International presents LapisShield, a novel, non-heavy-metal technology designed to seamlessly integrate antimicrobial functionality into any water-based coating…

Energy Savings Calculator & PARperfect screening technology on display at Canadian Greenhouse Conference

“The Canadian greenhouse sector may not be facing an energy crisis like Europe, but costs are continuously rising. We want to help growers save energy and improve climatic conditions in the greenhouse to help them cut energy costs and get the most out of their climate screens,” says Dustin Mater,…

HPGen winds Iberflora Innovation Award

HPGen has won the Iberflora Innovation Award for technological improvement in ornamental production.  "The award, named after Professor Ballester-Olmos of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, once again confirms the practical use of our groundbreaking technology to generate hydrogen peroxide on-site. Ornamental…

18-21 October

Wageningen University organizes course on Postharvest Technology

Are you looking for an update on the latest technologies for storage, packaging, and handling of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and potted plants? Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of postharvest physiology, ripening, and deterioration? Then this course is something for you. One-third of…

Special Lighting and Greenhouse Technology this month

With the energy crisis still going on, additional attention is paid to everything energy-consuming in a greenhouse. So, we too will pay more attention to that with this month's Special about lighting and greenhouse technology.  We'll focus on lighting, heating, just to name a few, and how to increase the sustainability…


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